In Chancery by John Galsworthy

"In Chancery" is the second novel in a series that explores the lives of an upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes. The story focuses on the marital discord between Soames and Irene Forsyte, their subsequent divorce, and the impact of their separation on the family. It also introduces the character of Jon Forsyte, the son of Soames and his second wife Annette, setting the stage for the conflicts and drama that will unfold in the subsequent novels. The novel is a poignant examination of the societal norms and expectations of the time, particularly in relation to marriage, divorce, and family honor.

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