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 blighter whose head I want on a charger is the bally manager. Bibliography Short stories Characters Locations Songs. He loves his wife and strives to please his father-in-law, not unlike Freddy Threepwood.

That said, this was easily my least favorite Wodehouse work so far. It wasn’t Archie’s fault really. Finished 2 Jan More often than not inappropriate solutions, but solutions none the less. Brewster is not happy with this arrangement but he sees no way to turn them down. Jeeves stories take a very cynical view of marriage, with Bertie This is my favorite non-Jeeves Wodehouse book. Though Archie’s adven This is an early Wodehouse set in New York where war veteran Archie moves with his new bride the daughter of hotel owner Brewster.

Lists with This Book. 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. Brewster, who resembles nothing so much as a “man-eating fish.

The jumps between the different stories are just too visible, and at times they’re a bit jarring Hardly the best novel by P.


However, his genius shows in his ability to continually make people laugh at the antics of his protagonists and the ‘clever’ ways in which their servants solve their problems. Brewster, his father-in-law, thought differently, Archie had neither money nor occupation, which was d It wasn’t Archie’s fault really.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From his point of view, the whole thing was a thoroughly good egg; but Mr. Jan 20, Becky rated it it was ok Shelves: The subtle humour was absolutely refreshing. Quite indkscretions the ‘clever’ ideas are insanely silly or just plain weird, but they always work. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of indscretions reviewer’s personal information.

While the pacing and format isn’t close to what Wodehouse is capable of, it’s always fun to read about, and towards the end moments of genuine genius begin to shoot up like so many crocuses in the spring. It could be that it 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.

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Indiscretions of Archie

This is one of those books where I really wish you could give half stars. Wodehouse is somewhat controversial in England as his portrayal of the British people as less intelligent aristocracy held together by the much smarter lower classes is not popular amongst said aristocracy.

Dec 02, Brenda Pike rated it it was amazing.

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere. Lots of good fun and little effort required for reading. Perhaps that is part of the comedy. He’s head-over-heels in love with his Lucille and can’t think why she condescended to wed him.


Wodehouse can create sympathetic characters, but Archie is not one of them. 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 qrchie the end, the characters themselves were a little too pat for me.

Dec 30, heidi 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.

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 indiscretioons read over 40 years indiscetions his death.

Qrchie structure is interesting, because it looks like a novel at first glance, but it’s really more of a collection of short stories, with something of a through-story. Man, Wodehouse is funny. Or just deal with whatever random crisis the author feels like dishing up in any given chapter.

In each episode Archie does something well meaning that ends up in disaster and annoys his father in law.