Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Overview

This book tells the story of an impoverished, embarrassment-prone Drone Archibald "Archie" Moffam (pronounced "Moom"), and his difficult relationship with his art-collecting, hotel-owning millionaire father-in-law Daniel Brewster. Archie's attempts to ingratiate himself with Brewster only get him further into trouble

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780526087549
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 02/27/2019
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 - 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf and Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls. Although most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. During and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, he wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies that were an important part of the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood. In a 1931 interview, his naïve revelations of incompetence and extravagance at Hollywood studios caused a furor. In the same decade, his literary career reached a new peak. In 1934 Wodehouse moved to France for tax reasons; in 1940 he was taken prisoner at Le Touquet by the invading Germans and interned for nearly a year. After his release he made six broadcasts from German radio in Berlin to the US, which had not yet entered the war. The talks were comic and apolitical, but his broadcasting over enemy radio prompted anger and strident controversy in Britain, and a threat of prosecution. Wodehouse never returned to England. From 1947 until his death he lived in the US, taking dual British-American citizenship in 1955.

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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Indiscretions of Archie 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jphilbrick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As someone else mentioned on here, it was refreshing to read/listen to a Wodehouse novel in which the "hero" and his woman have a *good* relationship. None of Bertie and his unending attempts to free himself of all romantic entanglements...Archie and his wife seem genuinely happy. It was nice.
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Spin around three times do five pushups post this on three other books you know and look under your couch.