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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The part of Waugh that “liked things to go wrong” must of course have delighted in the cycle of peril, scheme, frustration, and peril anew. The tragedy of this idiot–and thence the comedy–is not the fact that he’s an idiot. Man, Wodehouse is funny. That’s pretty much the whole book. On top of that, he speaks in a way that no English person has every spoken.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It somehow feels that the book is a mix of a lot of short, funny stories, strung together. It’s the fact that no one bothers to look past his idiocy and see his pure heart and his ready humor indiscrwtions a hundred other qualities that your average highbrow lacks.

Indiscretions of Archie

This is my favorite non-Jeeves Wodehouse book. Indiecretions samples from the book, such as A joke: It was originally published as a sketch series, after all. The Coming of Bill. Wodehouse is somewhat controversial in England as his portrayal of the British people as less intelligent aristocracy held together by the much smarter lower classes is not popular amongst said aristocracy. He loves his wife and strives to please his father-in-law, not unlike Freddy Threepwood.


It was originally bunches of short stories that were combined into a book. Charlie Brown gallantly throws his jacket over a puddle for a passing girl.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. Quite frequently the ‘clever’ ideas are insanely silly or just plain weird, but they always work. I hope the next Wodehouse book I pick up does better justice to the storyline. I may eat my hat on this one, Trevor. kndiscretions

It was like watching the indiscretiona season of the Office, it was just too awkward to even be funny. I want more Archie! Trivia About Indiscretions of The upper-class main characters are usually lacking in intelligence while their servants are frequently arvhie smart. Brewster; but the real bar was the fact that he had once adversely criticised one of his hotels.

I laughed throughout the entire book. Or just deal with whatever random crisis the author feels like dishing up in any given chapter. Lots of good fun and little effort required for reading.

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Better as short story still a good read Better as short stories than being sewed together as a story. We appreciate your feedback.

Joy in the Morning. Lucille, Dan’s daughter and Archie’s new bride, seems too good to be true. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Archie does his best to heal the breach; but, being something of an ass, genus priceless, he finds it almost beyond his powers indiscregions placate “the man-eating fish” whom Providence has given him as a father-in-law. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. While this other indiscretipns the plot weaves nicely knitting the chapters together, whereas here each chapter is episodically.


The arcyie takes place in New York City. It’s Wodehouse so that counts for something Archie’s marriage is the healthiest and most affectionate sort of partnership, portrayed with the rare earnestness at which Wodehouse excels.

Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse

It’s one of Wodehouse’s early works, and maybe he just hadn’t hit his stride yet. I would only recommend this to Wodehousians who’ve already read everything else there is. I just expected more I suppose. Archie is Wooster without Jeeves.

That said, this was easily my least favorite Wodehouse work so far. Though Archie’s adventures usually end badly – for himself or his father-in-law. Maybe I should have asked a fan what a good starter for him is–having read some of the other comments, perhaps this wasn’t the best one for a WV Wodehouse Virgin.

The one story that was not published in Cosmopolitan”Strange Experience of an Artist’s Model”, was collected in Wodehouse on Crime under the title “Indiscretions of Archie”. Episodic, but short attention spans save us from lingering boredom. Lord Emsworth and Others.

Kept wanting to call it the Misadventures of Archie, which would have been a more apt, but also a more predictable title, I guess. It took me longer to read this than it should have as I savored it, saving the latter part to be enjoyed bit by bit.

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