The book includes novels "Villa Rubein" and "The Island of Pharisees".
In the novel "Villa Rubein" had raised important Galsworthy theme — the juxtaposition of art, in which the writer saw the life-giving, transforming power, the spirit of freedom, the mores of society, foreign to free creative thought, living on dead traditions. The most was the author the image of Nicholas Treffry. His granddaughter breaks the tradition of the family, leaves the house with the artist Harz, rebellious man, whose appearance violates the established way of life on the Villa Rubein.
The novel "The Island Pharisees" — the most significant of all early works of Galsworthy. According to him, this novel was preceded by years of spiritual tension. Satyr is already in the title. Galsworthy has called England "the island of Pharisees", stressing the prevalence of hypocrisy amongst the English ruling classes...
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THE ISLAND PHARISEES