John Galsworthy (1867–1933) was an English writer, novelist and playwright, and the Nobel Prize in Literature winner (1932).
Two trilogies, The Forsyte Saga
(1922) and its sequel, A Modern Comedy
(1928), where he demonstrated morals and psychology of the English commercial upper-middle class, won him world fame and the Nobel Prize. On Forsyte 'Change
(1930) is a collection of stories that is a part of the Forsyte cycle. Some of the Forsytes appear in End of the Chapter
, the third trilogy including novels Maid in Waiting
(1931), Flowering Wilderness (1932), and One More River
(originally Over the River
) (1933). This fundamental cycle is based on his early story Salvation of a Forsyte
, where Galsworthy revealed himself as a master of psychological and laconic prose. John Galsworthy authored 20 novels, 27 plays, 3 poetry collections, 173 stories, 5 essays, 700 letters, and many other sketches on various topics.
The envelope with an original stamp contains a composition of symbols of various kinds of art: a lyre, a palette, a book, a quill, a column and a theatre curtain, as well as a portrait of John Galsworthy against the background of a multi-volume edition of The Forsyte Saga
, as well as several illustrations to his works.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured a special cancellation postmark for Moscow.
Designers: R. Komsa (stamp) and I. Ulyanovskiy (illustration).
Circulation: 1,000,000 copies.