Beyond cover

Beyond

John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

1. Part 1, Chapter 1
2. Part 1, Chapter 2
3. Part 1, Chapter 3
4. Part 1, Chapter 4
5. Part 1, Chapter 5
6. Part 1, Chapter 6
7. Part 2, Chapter 1
8. Part 2, Chapter 2
9. Part 2, Chapter 3
10. Part 2, Chapter 4
11. Part 2, Chapter 5
12. Part 2, Chapter 6
13. Part 2, Chapter 7
14. Part 2, Chapter 8
15. Part 2, Chapter 9
16. Part 2, Chapter 10
17. Part 2, Chapter 11
18. Part 2, Chapter 12
19. Part 2, Chapter 13
20. Part 2, Chapter 14
21. Part 2, Chapter 15
22. Part 2, Chapter 16
23. Part 2, Chapter 17
24. Part 2, Chapter 18
25. Part 2, Chapter 19
26. Part 2, Chapter 20
27. Part 2, Chapter 21
28. Part 3, Chapter 1
29. Part 3, Chapter 2
30. Part 3, Chapter 3
31. Part 3, Chapter 4
32. Part 3, Chapter 5
33. Part 3, Chapter 6
34. Part 3, Chapter 7
35. Part 3, Chapter 8
36. Part 3, Chapter 9
37. Part 3, Chapter 10
38. Part 3, Chapter 11
39. Part 3, Chapter 12
40. Part 3, Chapter 13
41. Part 3, Chapter 14
42. Part 4, Chapter 1
43. Part 4, Chapter 2
44. Part 4, Chapter 3
45. Part 4, Chapter 4
46. Part 4, Chapter 5
47. Part 4, Chapter 6
48. Part 4, Chapter 7
49. Part 4, Chapter 8
50. Part 4, Chapter 9
51. Part 4, Chapter 10
52. Part 4, Chapter 11
53. Part 4, Chapter 12

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Summary

Gyp, the daughter of ex-Major Charles Claire Winton, at the age of 23 marries Fiorsen, a Swedish violin virtuoso. Her mother, the wife of another man, has been Winton's mistress; she had died when Gyp was born. A highly sensitive child, Gyp has grown up in isolated surroundings with a kind, but very British, father. As she gets older her father tries to introduce her into society. An attack of gout takes him to Wiesbaden for a cure and, as he never goes anywhere without her, she accompanies him. There she is mesmerised by Fiorsen and his playing. Intensely musical herself and inexperienced, she's flattered by the homage of the violinist although her father soon sees through him. She also sees he is talented but unstable, ignorant, vain, hypersensitive, with an air of romance – a typical virtuoso. Gyp realises that she may well have made a mistake in marrying Fiorsen. The book follows what happens to her thereafter. ( Simon Evers)