The Japanese Quince Criticism

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Galsworthy's first works can be seen as studies or apprentice work, and perhaps for this reason he published his first works under the pseudonym John Sinjohn. Significantly, after his father's death in 1904, Galsworthy began publishing under his own name. The Man of Property, the first novel in his acclaimed Forsyte Saga, was published in 1906; and the year also saw the critical and commercial success of his play The Silver Box. From this year onward Galsworthy was an important figure in English literary life, receiving numerous awards and honors. He continued to publish prodigiously; in the first two decades of the twentieth century he wrote fifteen novels, thirteen plays, and numerous essays, poems and volumes of short stones. Galsworthy had been writing and publishing for over a decade when he wrote "The Japanese Quince." Although Ins early works are considered derivative, influenced heavily by English writer Rudyard Kipling, "The...

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