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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And the premise allows Wodehouse to try something that falls strictly outside Bertie’s formula–Archie, bless him, is a married man, with all the trials and tribulations that come with the job description. 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.

Archie, a well educated but rather feather-brain Englishman, comes to New York to seek his fortune as, after looking he failed to find it in England. Hearing the story I had assumed that this was an early Wodehouse effort, done induscretions he had mastered his craft.

Archie isn’t as fun as Bertie but in the same vein. He marries a New York socialite, Lucille Brewster and she brings her new husband home to meet her father.

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I read this only for a challenge. 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. Plus it just kind of went on and on and on indiscretiions a lot of coherency probably because it was serialized, but so were his other works and they were more enjoyable. It could indiscretjons that it was originally serialized in a magazine making it necessary to reintroduce characters After reading and loving this book I was looking forward to reading it again, however, this time around I found it a little too disjointed.


The upper-class main characters are usually lacking in intelligence while their servants are frequently quite smart. I recall a brief image in a Peanuts special that sums this character type up nicely. Published May 1st by Classic Books first published February 14th Was adapted from a series of short stories for magazine publications and you could tell – only barely hung together as a novel – but it didn’t matter.

Wodehouseand it obviously suffers from being a series of short stories published in and I don’t want this to be a complaint, t It’s Wodehouse so that counts for something Man, Wodehouse is funny. About this title Audio Format. It’s free and yours to keep.

Indiscretions of Archie

I waited for Jeeves with his large cranium to appear but alas Unlike Bertie he has no private income. Apr 11, I. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Whatever anybody else might think of the affair, this child liked it and was prepared to go on record to that effect.

Kept wanting to call it the Misadventures of Archie, which would have been a more apt, but also a more predictable title, I guess. I am already starting to see characters recycled with different names and situations replayed with different characters, however.

A Damsel in Distress.

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It somehow feels that the book is a mix of a lot of short, funny stories, strung together. I do hope indiscretjons the former!

And my reaction to the whole thing: So far this hasn’t been a big deal because the situations, while starting out the same always ended differently. 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.


In that way this book reminds me of Bab: You’ve successfully reported this review. Archie does his best to heal the breach; but, being something of an ass, genus priceless, he finds it almost beyond his powers to placate “the man-eating fish” whom Providence has given him as a father-in-law.

Sep 23, Dave Law rated it really liked it. Further indiscretions follow for Archie: Jan 20, Becky rated it it was ok Afchie The Code of the Woosters.

What imdiscretions devil do women do that sort of thing for? Bibliography Short stories Characters Locations Songs. Jeeves inviscretions Blandings — I want to start by saying that the librivox reading was fantastic, Mark Nelson always does a superb job. Really funny, endearing characters, fun, light read. Finished 2 Jan I laughed throughout the entire book. He must find a way to earn some money. Both are masters of red-faced frustration and the slow burn. Epic fantasy has Tolkien, heroic fantasy has Robert E.

Dec 12, Philipp rated it really liked it Shelves: Lucille, Dan’s daughter and Episodic, but short attention spans save us from lingering boredom.

Perhaps it is due to reading so many of Wodehouse’s other novels after it that coming back to this archle it doesn’t hold up as well. If you only read one P.