The Project Gutenberg EBook of Indiscretions of Archie, by P. G. Wodehouse This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no. Archie Mahoom (pronounced “Moom”), is a typical Wodehouse character–a member of the British upper classes, educated at Eton and Oxford, with no apparent. The next moment he was in his bag again; and Archie, bounding silently into the bathroom, was tearing the cord off his dressing-gown. There came a banging at.
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Therefore, we have an escaped snake. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Mar 27, Gerald rated it really liked it. A Pelican at Blandings. Archie, a well educated but rather feather-brain Englishman, comes to New York to seek his fortune as, after looking he failed to find it in England.
Archie in particular is eloquent, though only when he’s on top of the situation needless to say, the presence of his father-in-law reduces him to babbling imbecility.
Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse
Thanks for telling us about the problem. This turned out to be a nice surprise, and it’s only taken me some fifty years to get round to reading it. Archie’s marriage is the healthiest and most affectionate sort of partnership, portrayed with the idniscretions earnestness at which Wodehouse excels. This is one of those books where I really wish you could give half stars.
I want to start by saying that the librivox reading was fantastic, Mark Nelson always does a superb job. Insulting the Cosmopolis is an unforgivable crime in Mr. The jury is still out on this one; at times it seems a bit forced.
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He had had one of those sudden, luminous ideas, which help a man who does not do much thinking to restore his average. You submitted the following or and review. Jul 24, Vincent rated it liked it Shelves: Really funny, endearing characters, fun, light read. Wodehouse’s language is as colourful and eccentric as always.
Dec 12, Philipp rated it really liked it Shelves: The book had the taste of a sitcom–each chapter is more or less a stand-alone episode, with the bungling protag’s antics and the stock gang to back him up.
It could be that it was originally serialized in a magazine making it necessary to reintroduce characters After reading and loving this book I was indiscreitons forward to reading it again, however, this time around I found it a little too disjointed. Published May 1st by Classic Books first published February 14th He is a perfect democrat becoming bosom friends with waiters, tobacconists, millionaires, artists, sausage-chappies and even a teen-aged boy!
This being an earlier work, I dont think Wodehouse had found the balance yet between useless and funny.
It is a picaresque novel homage and apologies to Pickwick Papers and Don Quixoteboth clearly in another league without much of a continuing plot, more a series of independent episodes loosely tied together by wife Lucille’s adoring love of husband Archie and father-in-law’s loathing of him. Having finished the novel I elevated it from 2 stars to 3.
Who knew Wodehouse could write genuine American comic verse?
Not understanding how auctions work he ends up buying a broken chair for two hundred dollars because he twitched at the wrong time. Episodic, but short attention indicretions save us from lingering boredom. Jeeves indisccretions the Offing. Epic fantasy has Tolkien, heroic fantasy has Robert E.
If you only read one P. After reading and loving this book I was looking forward to reading it again, however, this time around I found it a little too disjointed.
Indiscretions of Archie by P. G. Wodehouse
Sep 23, Dave Law rated it really liked it. Or maybe I will look at Psmith. And like one of those sitcoms that can’t rock your world but still has the power to keep you watching, it had its shining moments and some really witty writing but in the end, the characters themselves were a little too pat for me. What follows is a series of comedic situations caused by Archie’s search for employment, to please his Father-in-law, or to help his unfortunate friends.
Return to Book Page. The book was adapted from a series of short stories, originally serialised in the Strand in the United Kingdom between March and Februaryand, all except one, in Cosmopolitan in the United States between May and February Leave It to Psmith.
Things are complicated by the fact that, previous to meeting Lucille, Archie stayed one night in the Cosmopolis and upon leaving insulted the hotel for not polishing his boots while he slept. The Coming of Bill.
There are laugh-out-loud moments, some O Henry type plots – the book is almost a series of connected short stories off and the Wodehouse verve in regard to the way things are put increases as the book progresses, as though he was gradually letting himself go more and more. Jeeves and Wooster it isn’t, but once you’ve accepted that, it’s great fun.
I haven’t read any Wodehouse before ‘Archie’. Performing Flea Over Seventy. A Damsel in Distress. The Man Upstairs and Other Stories.
Love among the Chickens. Pearls, Girls, and Monty Bodkin. At times, I could almost hear the laugh track in the background.
That’s my absolute favorite form of fiction.