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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He loves his wife and strives to please indisccretions father-in-law, not unlike Freddy Threepwood. As with all of Wodehouse’s books, I laughed out loud continuously. It’s the fact that no one bothers to look past his idiocy and see his pure heart and his ready humor and a hundred other qualities that your average highbrow lacks. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Kept wanting to call it the Misadventures of Archie, which would have been a more apt, but also a more predictable title, I guess.

Either it was not one of Indiecretions finest hours when he wrote this or I am finally beginning to become unenamored with his brand of humour.

It’s one of Wodehouse’s early works, and maybe he just hadn’t hit his stride yet. The Girl on the Boat.

Each story takes two or three chapters and rarely references previous chapters. Performing Flea Over Seventy. 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. 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”.

It’s true he went to America and fell in love with Lucille, the daughter of a millionaire hotel proprietor and if he did marry her–well, what else was there to do? This is unfortunate because I find Archie a likely enough character and perhaps a little more average than some of his heroes that sometimes come off a something as a touch too much to a knight in shining armor type level that few of us can obtain.


Jeeves stories take a very cynical view of marriage, with Bertie Wooster constantly getting accidentally engaged to a variety of overbearing and emmasculating women. I truly loved “Love Among the Chickens” etc. Three Men in a Boat. Jeeves —81 Blandings — 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.

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. It was originally published as a sketch series, after all. We have a bet on a ball game.

It took me longer to read this than it should have as I savored it, saving the latter indisvretions to be enjoyed bit by bit. You’ve successfully reported this review.

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It’s Wodehouse indiacretions that counts for something There is no deeper message of political import or social commentary such as Mark Twain’s comedic books.

This is an early Wodehouse set in New York where war veteran Archie moves with his new bride the daughter of hotel owner Brewster. It is literary champagne like all Wodehouse books, but it’s happier than most which is really saying something.

The part of Waugh that “liked things to go wrong” must of course have delighted in the cycle of peril, scheme, frustration, and peril anew. I want to start by saying that the librivox reading was fantastic, Mark Nelson always does a superb job. It is srchie 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: This page was last edited on 2 Juneat I laughed out loud so that should count for something.

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This is my favorite non-Jeeves Wodehouse book. Charlie Brown gallantly throws his jacket over a puddle for a passing girl. On top of that, he speaks in a way that no English person has every spoken. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. August 17, Imprint: Quite indiscretioms he is very good at it. Wodehouse book in your lifetime, it should be this one. 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.

The story takes place in New York City. All in all a spiffy read. The Man Upstairs and Other Stories.

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Apr indisctetions, I. It turns out it is not. It has the air of Jeeves tactfully sweeping Wooster’s latest idiocy under the rug. Uncle Fred in the Springtime. 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. Trivia About Indiscretions of If you only read one P. From his point of view, the whole thing was a thoroughly good egg; but Mr.

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