Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.
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See 1 question about Laughing Gas…. It’s from Wodehouse’s great phase. Some of the Emsworth novels were penned in the thirties or typed. And, I’ve to add, that Ann so far is my favourite laughiing in the Wodehouse stories.
Either way I shall not even touch Bertie and Wooster lest I have a nervous breakdown. But, please remember that, in the past it wasn’t considered primarily offensive. He finds some confederates among the Brinkmeyers’ staff all of whom are aspiring actors who want to attract Brinkmeyer’s attention by playing their servant roles in real life: Also, he is kidnappedbut the whole abduction turns out to be a publicity stunt he has not been warned of.
But, as his writing and humor carry the day, the book is fun. View all 6 comments.
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Oct 30, Tosh rated it it was amazing. Notify me of new comments via email. Well, one or two.
I had thought at first, when she closed her eyes, that she had done so merely in order to listen better, but this was apparently not the case. But less than one star for the appalling racism played for laughs consistently in the book, beginning to end.
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But Ann and Reggie are now history, and Reggie is getting ready to go down on bended knee before April June—when toothache strikes. To ask other readers questions about Laughing Gasplease sign up. At first he hesitates, on account of his gorilla-like appearance, but cousin Eggy and young Joey who has evidently spent too long in movie circles rally around with advice and encouragement.
The main character Reggie 27 is a good egg and v This is my 19th book by Wodehouse and definitely not the last one! And my whole family is probably going to be subjected to my reading them lughing for the next month.
Fair-haired Reggie Havershot admits earlier on in the novel that he is not particularly handsome. The plot isn’t the driving force with Wodehouse.
Ann Bannister, once betrothed to Reggie himself. On the following afternoon, he is in I. Having read her brilliant memoir ‘ Howard’s End is on the landing ‘ earlier lauging year I realized, as she spoke of books and articles she had read and enjoyed, that I had never read any PG Wodehouse.
I opened the book at random just now and came across this little gem: So, having gone into my local second hand bookshop I bought a couple of books of short stories and this novel. Joey’s home in Hollywood—originally he is from Chillicothe, Ohiowhere his mother lives—is the Brinkmeyer estate, a kind of golden cage for little Joey. Very fun funky read!
Reggie, our narrator aodehouse a recently ascended Earl, switches bodies with a child actor in Hollywood and farce abounds.
And except for the fact that the weather is very nearly always perfect these are down-to-earth novels of the age. Reggie finds Eggy but falls in love in the process with April June.
In these novels, bland heroes play only a tertiary role. Wodehouse really knows how to write a likeable everyman, even if that everyman might be a little slow on the uptake at times. Wodehouss starts to panic and joins the temperance movement —the Temple of the New Dawn, to be precise — eventually becoming engaged to one of its promoters, Mabel Prescott. Once in Hollywood, he completely forgets to look for Eggy until, one night, he bumps into him at a party that April June is giving.
In these troubled times, humour is an effective anti-dote to the kind of blues we face. In this case, a typical Wodehouse bumbling English lord changes places with an obnoxious child actor from Hollywood.
Then disaster strikes in the form of a toothache.
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