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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Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins was more realistic. The blighter whose head I want on a charger is the bally manager. Jul 24, Samyuktha Ell rated it really liked it. The book had the taste of a sitcom–each chapter is more or less a stand-alone episode, with the This is one of those books where I really idiscretions you could give half stars.

Indiscretions of Archie by P. Apr 11, I. He’s well meaning, but not very smart, and doesn’t realize when his actions negatively impact others. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Wodehouse is somewhat controversial in England as his portrayal of the British people as less intelligent aristocracy held together by indiscretioons much smarter lower classes is not popular amongst said aristocracy. What the devil do women do that sort of thing for?


The Clicking of Cuthbert. Dec 12, Philipp rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is episodic, like a arcnie of short stories. The dialogue is zippy enough to beg for a sitcom adaptation.

Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse

Mar 17, Michael Bafford rated it really liked it. Brewster is not happy with this arrangement but he sees no way to turn them down. I am already starting to see characters recycled with different names and situations replayed with different characters, however. That’s my absolute favorite form of fiction. This being an earlier work, I dont think Wodehouse had found the balance yet between useless and funny.

The ending is cliche but so unexpected that it’s a charming way to wrap up the story. But plot is almost irrelevant in a Wodehouse novel, the delight residing in the word-play, cliches, and drollery. Performing Flea Over Seventy.

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The upper-class main characters are usually lacking in intelligence while their servants are frequently quite smart. He can’t turn his own daughter out on the street can he? He is a perfect democrat becoming bosom friends with waiters, tobacconists, millionaires, artists, sausage-chappies and even a teen-aged boy! 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.

I would only recommend this to Wodehousians who’ve already read everything else there is.


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This is one of those books where I really wish you could give half stars. The tragedy of this idiot–and thence the comedy–is not the fact that he’s an idiot. Perhaps that is part of the comedy. I hope the next Wodehouse book I pick up does better justice to the storyline.

This book starts off as a fairly typical early Wodehouse, with thin characterization, but indiscretiond of humour and wonderful language. And then about halfway through Archie grows as a character, and so does his wife, Lucille, who up till then has only made the briefest of appearances.

Brewster; but the real bar was the fact that he had once adversely criticised one of his hotels. There is definitely some classic Wodehouse moment such as the end of chapter 24 with Archie counting birds with one stoneI prefer a story that flows better.

Brewster, who resembles nothing so much as a “man-eating fish. Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets.

Unfortunately for him, neither can her father the American hotel manager. Hearing the story I had assumed that this was an early Wodehouse infiscretions, done before he had mastered his craft.