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Piccadilly Jim (Penguin Books) (original 1917; edition 1995)

by P.G. Wodehouse

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Title:Piccadilly Jim (Penguin Books)
Authors:P.G. Wodehouse
Info:Penguin (Non-Classics) (1995), Paperback, 240 pages
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I enjoy the Laurie/Fry series of Jeeves & Wooster, but it seems the books are not for me. I liked the fighting young couple (Ann and the eponymous Jim), but everyone else just annoyed me. It’s a light-hearted, baldly written story, and I could hardly get through it. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Classic Wodehouse - people who are not what they seem and some who are exactly what they seem (horrid). Everyone is confused and on the wrong track but it all works out in the end. Quite amusing. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Great fun, a story full of impostors: a millionaire pretending to be a butler in New York so he can take in the World Series instead of pandering to the ambitions of his social-climbing wife in London; a young man who, in brief, is impersonating himself; a female detective posing as a particularly unconvincing parlourmaid; and a rather questionable English lord. There's a kidnapping plot involving a kid who's more obnoxious than the protagonist of Ransom of Red Chief. A very amusing story, and pleasant to read because Wodehouse's command of his characters' language is so sure. The Americans talk like Americans of their respective classes (with a few British expressions from the expats, and more than a few from the ambitious social climber) - very few British writers can manage that. ( )
  muumi | Oct 17, 2014 |
This is one of the rare occasions when the audiobook was less enjoyable than reading the book in print. Although Frederick Davidson's normal speaking voice is fine, the voices he uses for some of the characters were off the mark and in some cases irritating. Too bad, as this is a very funny book with mostly American characters. ( )
  leslie.98 | Feb 10, 2014 |
A non-series Wodehouse set in New York with sy story aspects buut the usual humor ( )
  antiquary | Nov 20, 2013 |
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The residence of Mr Peter Pett, the well-known financier, on Riverside Drive, New York, is one of the leading eyesores of that breezy and expensive boulevard.
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Piccadilly Jim was a gossip columnist's dream. His life was one breach of promise after another drunken brawl. His rather Victorian aunt was not amused. So she decides to reform him. Unfortunately, she happens to choose a time when Jim has fallen in love and has decided he will reform himself. Life becomes complicated. With a beautiful piece of Wodehouse twisted logic, Jim ends up having to pretend he's himself. Whether this is the apex of honesty or the most base example of dishonesty only you can decide. Whatever it is, it's hilarious.

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This sparkling story of transatlantic manners follows the fortunes of playboy Jimmy Crocker in England and America. When Jimmy falls for a girl in London and vows to reform himself as a result, the quest for love leads him to his Aunt Nesta's house in New York.… (more)

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