John Galsworthy (14 August 1867 - 31 January 1933) - is an English writer, playwright, known for his work The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born and grew up in a wealthy and influential family in Surrey, England. John was educated at Oxford and went to travel abroad, where he wrote his first collection of short stories. During his long life, he managed to write many interesting works. In 1929, for literary merit, John Galsworthy became a member of The Order of Merit The burning spear - this is an exciting work of writer-playwright John Galsworthy. The story about an elderly gentleman John Lavender. Before the Great War, it was a harmless man, who in his life no one is offended. But in those hard times there were many wars, one of which strongly affected the life of our hero. He will be forced to change themselves under the pressure of war, or die in it. What choices will determine the fate of the hero? How should a person change to survive in these harsh conditions?