Talk:John Galsworthy

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Note[edit]

I have a question which I could use some help with, if anyone knows.

A book, Ten Famous Plays by John Galsworthy (ISBN 0404147496) has a play entitled "The Roof" as its last selection. However, that play is not showing up in the complete works of Galsworthy. Anyone know what is going on, if it is authentic Galsworthy and where I might find this play online?

--GreetingsEarthling 02:06, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I have a question too[edit]

I am an English major in China. I'm trying to write an essey on J.G's The Apple Tree .If you have read it could I share your ideas about it with you?

Questions of fact[edit]

The following questions of fact about this article was posted on my talk page. I amtaking the opportunity of moving them here as they relate to this article. Any help that can be provided by the wikipedia community will be appreciated. MarnetteD | Talk 16:22, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I am worried by some possible misinformation in the article on John Galsworthy, the English novelist, playwright and essayist.
Galsworthy lived at Grove Lodge, Hampstead. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932, and died a year later. The received view is that he was interred at the nearby Highgate Cemetery, close to where Karl Marx and novelist George Eliot are also buried, But the Wiki article states that he was cremated and his ashes scattered from an aeroplane over the South Downs.
Further obfuscation follows with an External Link to John Galsworthy's Gravesite, which suggests he was buried at New College, Oxford, complete with a fuzzy pic of the gravestone.
In today's Sunday Times, a literary puzzle identifies a famous author '"buying a house in a village in 1920.....his ashes scattered nearby upon his death in 1933, one year after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature."
I would prefer not to resolve this conflict of information myself, but do you know of a wikipedian who might check all the facts and eliminate the nonsense? Best wishes John Thaxter 09:17, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

John Thaxter found the answer to the questions above so I will post them here for all to read.MarnetteD | Talk 22:08, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your response on my Talk page. I had found four of five websites referring to the Highgate 'grave', but this evening I spent a little more time via Google, trying to pin down the truth and this is it - thanks to the combination of two different websites, both of them very reliable:

From Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [1]

"John Galsworthy died of a stroke at his London home, Grove Lodge, The Grove, Holly Bush Hill, Hampstead, on 31 January 1933. On 3 February, in accordance with his will, he was cremated at Woking, and his ashes were scattered by aeroplane over the South Downs."

From Poets’ Graves [2]

",John Galsworthy 1867-1933 Ashes scattered over the Sussex Downs, but a memorial in Highgate 'new' Cemetery."

But that still leaves the gravesite link, which takes us to New College. I think the truth is that at New College there is a memorial tablet, the subject of that fuzzy photographic illustration.

Provided the gravesite link is removed, all seems to be well; but I will add a note in the main article, referring to the Oxford DNB and Poets' Grave information.

Best wishes John Thaxter 21:55, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Grove Edition - 27 or 26 volumes?[edit]

I own a set of 26 volumes (numbered 1 through to 26) of the Grove Edition of books by John Galsworthy. The Wikipadia article on John Galsworthy states that there are 27 volumes in the Grove Edition. Does anyone know for certain that there ARE 27 volumes - and in that case, what the title of volume 27 is? I have searched the internet, without success, for a definitive list of the volumes in the Grove Edition. Gmh 22:26, 15 October 2007 (UTC)


The Apple Tree[edit]

I belive that the movie "A Summer Story" was an adaptation of Galsworthy's story titled "The Apple Tree". Would be nice to mention that as another adaptation of his works. And is a wonderful movie also, starring Imogene Stubbs. Think4yerself (talk) 06:06, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

What Kind of Works?[edit]

I would appreciate some sort of classification being introduced into the "Selected Works" section. As near as I can make out, it currently lists novels, plays, and individual essays and short stories together indiscriminately, with no indication of which is which. This significantly reduces its usefulness as a source of information. -Agur bar Jacé (talk) 15:36, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Cause of death[edit]

The article variously attributes G's death to both a stroke and a brain tumour. Can this be resolved? Spicemix (talk) 00:03, 18 November 2011 (UTC)