The White Monkey

The White Monkey Review


Following her marriage to Michael Mont, Fleur Forsyte throws herself into the Roaring 20s with the rest of London and takes life as it comes. But her marriage is haunted by the ghost of a past love affair, and however vibrant Fleur appears, those closest to her sense her unhappiness. Michael, devoted to Fleur but not blind to her faults, is determined to stand by her through anything. Will their marriage last, and just how much can Michael forgive?

Title:The White Monkey
Edition Language:English

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    The White Monkey Reviews

  • Kathryn

    I remember finding the first volume of The Forsyte Saga difficult to get into, and being very irritated with Soames, and this one was no exception, although Soames seemed to be slightly improved. I wa...

  • Julie

    The epic story of the Forsyte family continues into the 1920's with the focus on Fleur and her husband Michael Mont. Fleur, who is marrying Michael because she can't have her cousin Jon Forsyte, strug...

  • Irene

    This is the fourth book in the Foresyte Chronicles, the first three published together as The Foresyte Saga. The previous volume ended with the patriarch at the family plot reflecting on the passing o...

  • Ali

    The White Monkey is the first novel in John Galsworthys second Forsyte trilogy, entitled A Modern Comedy and is the fourth book out of the total nine that I plan to read this year. I am devastated (th...

  • Susan

    It has been some time since I read the first 3 of Galsworthy's novels in the 9 book series. I was pleasantly surprised by "The White Monkey" and recommend it strongly not on the basis of continuity wi...

  • Paul Gaya Ochieng Simeon Juma

    This is one of the books I bought without an idea of what it contained. However, after reading the first five pages, I knew that I was in for a treat. The only sad thing about this book is the fact th...

  • Leslie

    Perhaps 3½ stars. Very well written as shown by the fact that Galsworthy managed to change my feelings about Soames from dislike bordering on hatred to sympathetic understanding in this first novel o...

  • Laura Frey (Reading in Bed)

    Awww yes, Soames reading self-help books, buying balloons, and telling off the shareholders. You tell 'em Soames. Fleur continues to be Fleur. Also, gotta love the good old days when, if you spurned a...

  • Kenneth Shersley

    Four stars only, despite this being the most readable so far of the F.Saga (in my view). One learns a good deal about Edwardian/wartime/post-war society from Galsworthy, but there's always a writing-b...

  • Victoria Evangelina Allen

    ~BE THE MONKEY?~The Forsyte Saga: A Modern Comedy, Book OneWhile the "initial" Forsyte Saga ends after its third book (To Let, 1921), with the dissolving of Fleur and Jon's romance, Galsworthy continu...