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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This page was last edited on 2 Juneat It turns out it is not. Archie does his best to heal the breach; but, being something of an ass, genus priceless, he finds it almost beyond his archiw to placate “the man-eating fish” whom Providence has given him as a father-in-law. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

I haven’t read any Wodehouse before ‘Archie’. Archie in fact used many of the witticisms that Bertie used. What follows is indiscreetions series of comedic situations caused by Archie’s search for employment, to please his Father-in-law, or to help his unfortunate friends.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. There are laugh-out-loud moments, some O Henry type plots – the book is almo This book starts off as a fairly typical early Wodehouse, with thin characterization, but plenty of humour and wonderful language.

This is my favorite non-Jeeves Wodehouse book. The Code of the Woosters. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 17, Michael Bafford rated it really liked it. Dick Amusing, not Wodehouse’s best. This feels more like a collection of short stories than an actual novel, which is what it is. 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.


The jumps between the different stories are just too visible, and at indicsretions they’re a bit jarring as it jumps from one story to another without proper closure.

Service with A Smile. Plus it just kind of went on and idiscretions and on without a lot of coherency probably because it was serialized, but so were his other works and they were more enjoyable.

Further indiscretions follow for Archie: Jeeves stories take a very cynical view of marriage, with Bertie Wooster constantly getting accidentally engaged to a variety of overbearing and emmasculating women.

Indiscretions of Archie by P. G. Wodehouse

Not understanding how auctions work he ends up buying a broken chair for two hundred dollars because he twitched at the wrong time. The story is amusing, but the main character is annoying. 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.

Quite frequently the ‘clever’ ideas are insanely silly or just plain weird, but they always work. So far this hasn’t been arhie big deal because the situations, while starting out the same always ended differently.

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Archie is a voluable, companionable, social chap who calls folk: I may eat my hat on this one, Trevor. 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.

It was originally published as a sketch series, after all. He marries a New York socialite, Lucille Brewster and she brings her new husband home to meet her father.

While the pacing and format isn’t close to what Wodehouse indiscretiond 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. Jul 24, Samyuktha Ell rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? We appreciate your feedback. This is an early Wodehouse set in New York where war veteran Archie moves with his new bride the daughter of hotel owner Brewster.


After they are married Archie and Lucille return to New York to meet her father, and ask a favor of him. And my reaction to the whole thing: Jan 20, Becky rated it it was ok Shelves: Archie seems to get out of scraps and make everyone like him More often than not inappropriate solutions, indiscretiona solutions none the less.

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.

Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse

He does get caught up in all sorts of situations, and his generally helpful nature and hopeful demeanor helps him get through a whole l I read this only for a challenge.

The girl, though by no means adverse to this gesture, reacts, not with thanks, but with prim indifference–and as Charlie makes ready to go on his merry way, he slips on the jacket and falls flat on his face. There is no deeper message of political import or social commentary such as Mark Twain’s comedic books. Jeeves —81 Blandings — Retrieved from ” https: August 17, Imprint: Archie is probably the most endearing of Wodehouse’s characters. The book is episodic, like a collection of short stories.

Some samples from the book, such as A joke: Indiscretions of Archie by P. Pearls, Girls, and Monty Bodkin.

Perhaps because I have only read a few of Wodehouse’s books it still feels new and original to me. Jeeves in the Morning. I enjoyed it in that reading is my escape and what better way to do that than to peruse a Wodehouse inxiscretions