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|That was one of my first questions, too!
Written by LaurieC
(9/19/2004 11:51 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I like the way Galsworthy opens the story describing, penned by Rosalie
I had all sorts of questions regarding the notion of "upper middle class." I'm only up to chapter 4, but so far I've figured out that one is a tea merchant, one an attorney (head of a firm), one a realty agent. With my limited experience, I am trying to line it up with an Austen family like, say, the Bingleys in trade, on the way to becoming landowners?
I enjoyed the description of the Forsytes as on the way up: "a paragon of tenacity, insulation, and success, amidst the deaths of a hundred other plants...one day will see it flourishing with bland, full foliage, in an almost repugnant prosperity..." Sounds like they are in social-climbing mode, but ready to fend off invaders as needed.
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