A Gentleman of Leisure is a comic novel dedicated to Douglas Fairbankswho starred in the film versionand concerns a young man, his love life, and a burglary. Famiiliar Wodehouse characters fr...more
The plot is this: Lord Buckstone wants to sell his hideous country house to Princess Dwornitzcheck who is engaged to Adrian Peake. Adrian Peake is also engaged to Buckstone's daughter Jane, who has won the affection of Joe Vanringham, the Princess' stepson. And Joe's brother Tubby is staying at Buckstone's house where a misunderstanding with his fiancee, Buckstone's secretary ...more
Jane has her hands full, what with talking to publishers who add extra expenses to her father Sir Buckstone (alias Buck)'s book about tigers NOT in Africa, listening to stories of Poona from Colonel Tanner, and putting her fiancee Adrian Peake's mind to rest about rats in a houseboat he is inhabiting. And on top, she is pursued by a determined young man Joe who either wants to propose to her or read her notices of his successful play, unless he is occupied by drawing mousta ...more
I always knew that I had an undeniable bent towards anything Wodehouse, but I think this reading experience somehow confirmed it more than any other. The reason for this? I chose this as the next book on the list of books for my wife and I to read together. The result? Complete and utter failure. We couldn't get past the fir ...more
Algo que me gustó de la novela fue la habilidad de Wodehouse para crear tantos personajes diferentes y cada uno con su toque especial de humor. Mi personaje favorito fue Sir Buckstone Abbott, el cual es el dueño de una vieja y ...more
Not quate (sic) as the sand in the Civilization’s Spinach,
Not quate (sic) like the lunatic furies of the Royal Baronets,
But rather like words slipping from a tongue lubricated by unaccustomed Bollinger,
Pours out the words from a Master Storyteller.
The one author whose works I immensely love is that of P.G. Wodehouse. Stephen Fry has rightly said, “You don’t analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.” Well, so much I loved the ‘Summer Moonshine’ that I got ...more
Jane sets out to argue with a vanity publisher who charged Sir Buckstone for publishing his memoirs. There she meets Joe, one of those grown stepsons, who is leaving its employ to be a play ...more
To summarise a Wodehouse plot is a bit like vivisection, the whole is greater and certainly more animated than the sum of its constituent parts. However, in brief, Joe Vanringham is in love with Sir Buckstone’s daughter Jane who has had the misfortune of becoming engaged to ...more
Buuuuuut while typing this review I realized I'd almost forgotten Joe's name already, and I just finished the book yesterday. So that says it all, I guess.
Due to the weather this uber-pink mp3 reader read was:
shivering/settee pod/dog kicking: periodically out the door to battle with bullet rain/ extreme sudoku-ing.
hah! It can rain all it likes until Wednesday, then it must stop for four and a half holiday weeks ...
This is the first Wodehouse I have ever read, but I promise you this: it won't be the last! He has been placed on my "favourite authors" list, quite near the top, and I have no plans to move him anytime within the foreseeable future. Obviously, ...more