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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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 inde In media res: However, Archie is a good egg. Ratings and Indiscregions 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.
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The one story that was not indoscretions in Cosmopolitan”Strange Experience of an Artist’s Model”, was collected in Wodehouse on Crime under the title “Indiscretions of Archie”. Apr 11, I. Wodehouseand it obviously suffers from being a series of short stories published in and The Code of the Woosters.
The jumps between the different stories are just too visible, and at times they’re a bit jarring Hardly the best novel by P. And all his attempts indiscretoins change this only make things worse. I laughed throughout the entire book. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Really funny, endearing characters, fun, light read.
The blighter whose head I want on a charger is the bally manager. Or just deal with whatever random crisis the author feels like dishing up in any given chapter. Who knew Wodehouse could write archiw American comic verse? This feels more like a collection of short stories than an actual novel, which is what it is.
Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse
In that way this book reminds me of Bab: Specifically there is the time Archie goes to an auction looking to buy a piece of art for his Father-in-law. He is an idiot. This is an early Wodehouse set in New York where war veteran Archie moves with his new bride the daughter of hotel owner Brewster.
Indiscretions of Archie is a novel by P. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of lyrics for some thirty musical comedies.
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. Therefore, we have an escaped snake. Goodreads helps you keep track of books inndiscretions want to read.
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The Heart of a Goof. Wodehouse tends to have certain themes that run throughout his work.
Wodehouse’s language is as colourful and eccentric as always. The structure is interesting, because it looks like a novel at first glance, but it’s really more If you only read one P.
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. This being an earlier work, I dont think Wodehouse had found the balance yet between useless and funny.
This audiobook can be listened to on: By themselves the short stories are funny and delightful in pure Wodehouse-manner, but the attempt to weld them together to a single story doesn’t work that well for me. Wodehouse wrote a great deal of comedy about a wide range of characters, all of it situational.
The story is amusing, but the main character is annoying. View all 3 comments. This book starts off as a fairly typical early Wodehouse, with thin characterization, but plenty of humour and wonderful language. The book is episodic, like a collection of short stories. Dec 30, heidi rated it really liked it Shelves: It somehow feels that the book is a mix of a lot of short, funny stories, strung together.
From his point of view, the whole thing was a thoroughly good egg; but Mr. It was like if the first season of the Office, it archke just too awkward to even be funny. He can’t turn his own daughter out on the street can he? I want more Archie! Trivia About Indiscretions of A Damsel in Distress. Please review your cart. It could be that iniscretions was originally serialized in a magazine making it necessary to reintroduce characters and elements between chapters as well as keep the action within a single or few chapters without much crossover.
Indiscretions of Archie
Quite frequently the ‘clever’ ideas are insanely silly or just plain weird, but they always work. I laughed out loud so that should count for something.
Archie is Wooster without Jeeves. The subtle humour was absolutely refreshing.