International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)

John Galsworthy’s Swan song: A critical study


Dr. TS Varadharajan, Dr. K Ramesh

This research article aims at exploring the greatness of the novel, Swan Song, the last novel of the second trilogy, A Modern Comedy written by Galsworthy. A close study of this novel, Swan Song reveals the versatility of the author who is known for his Novels, Plays, Short Stories, Essays and Poems. Besides, the way he delineates the characters (throughout the Saga, The Forsyte Saga (the first trilogy) and A Modern Comedy (the second trilogy) especially Soames Forsyte and Fleur needs special attention. In fact, the techniques used by the author in the present novel will really make the readers put him on a pedestal. This paper is divided into three segments namely introduction, critical study of the novel, Swan Song and the conclusion which gathers the argument present in the previous segments. The introduction deals with the author and his growth and development as a writer of different genres, the second segment which is the core part of this article discusses the novel, Swan Song in terms of narrative, characterization and other important techniques used by the author and the final segment which is the conclusion of the article. The author (No.1) is inspired to take up Swan Song for publication as he has done his Ph.D. on John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga with New Historicist Approach.
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Dr. TS Varadharajan, Dr. K Ramesh. John Galsworthy’s Swan song: A critical study. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 89-91
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