A Daughter of Astrea by E. Phillips Oppenheim
'The Man of Property' is the first novel in Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga.
'E. Phillips Oppenheim (b. 1866, d. 1946) was a British author who wrote nearly 150 novels during his career. He styled himself as the ''prince of storytellers,'' and is credited with creating the 'rogue male' genre of adventure thrillers and was one of the earliest writers of spy fiction'
'An internationally renowned author of mystery and espionage thrillers, his novels and short stories have all the elements of blood-racing adventure and intrigue and are precursors of modern-day spy fictions.'