Barmy in Wonderland

Barmy in WonderlandAlthough Cyrill Fotheringay Phipps, Fondly Known As Barmy, Only Consulted A Fortune Teller To Take The Weight Off His Feet, It Did Seem As Though The Old Crystal Ball Had Had An Eyeful Had He Not Met Dinty , The Fair Girl To End All Fair Girls, And Was He Not About To Enrich The Broadway Theatrical Scene But While Barmy Was Rising His Hat To Gypsy Sybill, Fate Was Aiming A Nasty Jolt At The Solar Plexus In order to win the woman of his dreams, Cyril Barmy Fotheringay Phipps invests ten thousand dollars into a stinker of a play to be close to her Will he ever see any of his money back and win his woman s heart That P.G Wodehouse is a sly one Just as he managed to make golf interesting in The Clicking of Cuthbert, he managed to make me care about theater with Barmy in Wonderland.Barmy in Wonderland features a few of the usual Wodehouse plot devices You get the budding love between Barmy and Eileen Dinty Moore, the broken engagement between Mervyn Potter and his love, and hilarious drunken escapades featuring Potter and Phipps.It s amazing how many interesting characters Wodehouse creates and then never uses again To the best of my knowledge, Barmy, a member of the fabled Drones Club, is the only one who appears in other stories It s a shame, too Dinty Moore is strong female lead, like many of Wodehouse s wo
4.5 Great fun in this Wodehouse novel about NY theater business If only this had been narrated by Jonathan Cecil, it might have been a 5 Not that Simon Vance s narration was bad far from it. Douglas Adams dubbed P.G Wodehouse as the greatest comic writer of all time Barmy is my first taste of Wodehouse, and shows an author in control of all aspects of the game, from the unusual similes that clearly inspired Adams to his impeccable comic timing to well if broadly drawn characters and a plot just coherent enough to keep the whole farce together It took me about 10 pages to get hooked, and
Cyril Barmy Fotheringay Phipps has been despatched from his London flat and his patronage of the Drones Gentleman s Club at the insistence of his Uncle to learn the ropes of the Hotel business where due to some spirits and a chance meeting with actor Mervyn Potter a chalet is unfortunately burned to the ground.On being discharged from his position as desk clerk Potter secures Barmy an opening as a Broadway producer which he accepts as he has fallen in love with the production secretary, one Dinty Moore.It true Wodehouse fashion engagement fall like the leaves in August and the play Sacrifice changes hands often than a clock maker All in all not the greatest Wodehouse farce but it
A book from Wodehouse s great period i.e about 1920 1960 This one actually came out in 1952 It stars a fairly minor character from the Jeeves Drones club stories Cyril Barmy Fotheringay Phipps, in his only lead role in a full length novel The wonderland of he title is actually the Theatre land of Broadway, Barmy buys into a hopeless show and makes it a hit The best character in the book is actually not Barmy but movie star, lead actor and dipsomaniac Mervyn Potter The story is distinctly ha
What a fantastic title The book was very good, and very funny, but definitely not my favorite Wodehouse ever This book is about Barmy Fotheringay Phipps, one of Bertie Wooster s pals from the Drones Club Old Barmy ends up investing all his money in a stinker of a Broadway show just to be near a girl he falls in love with after meeting her brief
While I ve read a fair number of Bertie and Jeeves stories, I haven t read much else of Wodehouse It took me a while to get into this story, but once I got into the groove, it went very quickly, and was as enjoyable as ever. P G at his delirious best In particular, I liked the interaction between the drunken movie star and the slightly dense English gent It s a love story, it involves a theatrical production, and it is confected by the Master Need I say This is a quirky Wodehouse that takes place in the world of American theater rather than English castles PG had co written any number of plays with notable lights of the theatrical scribe community He was often the story guy to the song guys and did quite well Over time theater changed while Wodehouse stayed largely the same His play writing career ran for roughly 25 years and mostly ending by the mid 1930s Thankfully for his fans this left time to pen the hundredish books that he left as his primary legacy In the early 1950s, Wodehouse started mulling his theatrical successes In the summer of 1952, Wodehouse and Guy Bolton co wrote Carry On Jeeves which was PG s last attempt at writing for the stage In 1953 he wrote Bring on the Girls, a biography about his theater years It was probably Barmy in Wonderland aka Angel Cake which was largely finished by the summer of 1951 that inspired these later efforts.This novel is pleasant read that feels significantly dated than most of the Wodehouse books from his prime JW and Blandings novels seem to float on a
Nagyon aranyos k nyv, a mulattat s mellett megismertet a sz zadfordul sz nh zi vil g val is.A romantikus sz l m g Wodehouse se hoz k pest is v gtelen l egyszer , de sszes g ben nagyon sz rakoztat darab

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  • Hardcover
  • 221 pages
  • Barmy in Wonderland
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 9781127550692