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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The book is possibly less satisfying than a Wodehouse novel by the virtue of not being a novel, but as a book I would still strongly recommend it. Oct 23, Mareli Thalwitzer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I want to start by saying that the librivox reading was fantastic, Mark Nelson archif does a superb job.
And my reaction to the whole thing: I laughed throughout the entire book. This being an earlier work, I dont think Wodehouse had found the balance yet between useless and funny.
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. View all 3 comments. Bring On the Girls! I just expected more I suppose. As for me, I’ll be moving on to another book by him, this one just didn’t satisfy my craving.
Library Bindingpages. I truly loved “Love Among the Chickens” etc. Indiscretions of Archie by P. While the pacing and format isn’t close to what Wodehouse is capable of, it’s always arcihe to read about, and towards the end moments of genuine genius begin to shoot up like so many crocuses in the spring. Arcnie has original text related to this article: This is an early Wodehouse set in New York where war veteran Archie moves with his new bride the daughter of hotel owner Brewster.
There are always rich aunts and uncles who have greater than usual influence when it comes to allowing or disapproving marriages, jobs, etc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brewster, his father-in-law, thought differently, Archie had neither money nor occupation, which was d It wasn’t Archie’s archiw really. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death.
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Jeeves stories take a very cynical view of marriage, with Bertie Wooster constantly getting accidentally engaged to a variety of overbearing and emmasculating women. And all his attempts to change this only make things worse. Every genre of fiction has it’s great forebear.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The one story that was not published in Cosmopolitan”Strange Experience of an Artist’s Model”, was collected in Wodehouse on Crime under the title “Indiscretions of Archie”.
Apr 14, Nishant Bhagat rated it really liked it. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Performing Flea Over Seventy. Archie’s marriage is the healthiest and most affectionate sort of partnership, portrayed with the rare earnestness at which Wodehouse excels.
I actually laughed out loud at several passages in this book, something I rarely do when reading. Brewster, his father-in-law, thought differently, Archie had neither money nor occupation, which was distasteful in the eyes of the industrious Mr. 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. He is an idiot. Quite frequently the ‘clever’ ideas are insanely silly or just plain weird, but they always work.
This feels more like a collection of short stories than an actual novel, which is what it is. The story deals with Archie, a young man who finds out after a hasty wedding to a beautiful girl that his new bride comes complete with a huge pile of money and a terrifying father who hates him.