Uncle Dynamite

Uncle Dynamite

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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From boyhood his has been a gay and happy disposition, and in the autumn of his life he still retains the fresh, unspoiled mental outlook of a slightly inebriated undergraduate.

A keen matchmaker and intrepid impersonator, Lord Ickenham is in his element when at large on a sweetness-and-light-spreading excursion. On this occasion the hapless objects of his

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From boyhood his has been a gay and happy disposition, and in the autumn of his life he still retains the fresh, unspoiled mental outlook of a slightly inebriated undergraduate.

A keen matchmaker and intrepid impersonator, Lord Ickenham is in his element when at large on a sweetness-and-light-spreading excursion. On this occasion the hapless objects of his benevolence are his love-lorn nephew, Reginald ( ' Pongo' ) Twistleton, and Pongo's former crony, Bill Oakshott. Invariably a mixed blessing, this time the gleam in Uncle Dynamite's eye heralds trouble of a major kind...

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Library Journal
We might save everyone trouble by not bothering to review Wodehouse audiobooks. Instead, we could simply announce, "Here's a new one. Come and get it!" However, as excellent as the recordings usually are, not every Wodehouse text is wonderful, so we must carry on. Happily, Uncle Dynamite is another winner. First published in 1948, it is one of the few books about Uncle Fred (a.k.a. Lord Ickenham) and the usual complicated Wodehouse story line: A loves B but is engaged to C, whom D secretly loves, and so on. Of course, with Uncle Fred spreading sweetness and light, generous helpings of happy endings can be counted on. What sets this book apart is its outstanding dialog, which gives reader Jonathan Cecil broad scope to spread his wonderful gift for voices. A real treat for those who appreciate exquisite language; highly recommended.--R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140124491
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/06/1991
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date of Death:
February 14, 1975
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Place of Death:
Southampton, New York
Education:
Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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Ok Kai.
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Go get a life
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