So says Mervyn Potter, Hollywood heart-throb, who leads poor Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps astray in Barmy in Wonderland (). But before. A penniless Englishman falls in love with a lively American girl, loses her, finds her again, is rejected, but finally discovers true love after many comic adventures. Love is a powerful spur, and Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps (known to his friends as Barmy) invests his modest fortune in a stage production.
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Something Fresh P G Wodehouse.
Hardcoverpages. Why publishers felt the need to give Wodehouse books different titles for American readers, especially bywhen he was sufficiently established that the title was not likely to be a selling point, is beyond me. If you are looking for a fun, light-hearted comedy, then you need to check out Barmy in Wonderland. Not one of Wodehouse’s best but still very entertaining story about the adventures of Barmy being suckered into buying and managing a Broadway show.
Always a fun and farcical time when reading about Wodehouse and his magical worlds. Sean O’Casey famously called him “English literature’s performing flea”, a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.
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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. But I like his fumbling towards success and his ability to bungle his way to what he wanted in the first place.
All in all not the greatest Wodehouse farce but it is quite a legacy to live up to. Perhaps because Barmy is such a wispy washy character. I realized when I was almost through that this was because it has no problem-solving character: Nothing Serious P G Wodehouse.
Mervyn Potter, that hilarious drunken bastard, could have easily spawned stories on his own. There will be joy and mirth in that world, but not in the heart of Mervyn Potter.
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This one took a bit of working into. Just a moment while we sign barm in to your Goodreads account. I liked it when I read it, but anything could distract me from it. He wrote more than ninety books, and his works, translated into many languages, won him worldwide acclaim. If I Were You P. Wodehouse has ever written seems relatively preposterous.
Mervyn convinces Cyril that Broadway is where it’s at and soon Cyril is being talked into funding a Broadway show by the show’s producers.
Barmy’s boss wants him to buy a hotel in Ohio but when Barmy reveals the modest amount of his inheritance, he’s tossed out on his ear. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.
When he’s drunk he goes on the most wild escapades, dragging poor Barmy along with him. Looking for beautiful books? Was it a terrific strain?
None of them are appealing in any way. Mike and Psmith P G Wodehouse. He fell in love at first sight during an earlier encounter in which he nearly burned her head off and doesn’t want to lose her again. Refresh and try again. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
It was good to see more of Barmy, truly. Other books in this series. The story is relatively farcical and one that we’ve all seen a bunch of times. Not perhaps Wodehouse at his best, but still a great deal of fun. All hos books are wonderful, some more than the others, of course, but what strikes one is his total mastery of the English language.
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I kept texting quotes to my girlfriend while I was listening. A committed imbiber, but not known, or at least not well-known, for over-indulgence, Wodehouse clearly was a fellow who knew how and when to say when. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death.
Thank you so much, Ken. That being said, this is not his best work.