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Mr. Mulliner Speaking (The Collector's Wodehouse) (original 1929; edition 2004)

by P. G. Wodehouse

Series: Mr. Mulliner (2)

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In the bar-parlor of The Angler's Rest, a bucolic English pub, Mr. Mulliner tells his amazing tales, holding the assembled company of pints of stout and whiskies and splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to the man who gave up smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers something squishy on a silver salver ("Your serpent, Sir," said the voice of Simmons), and experience the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout, the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations.… (more)
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Title:Mr. Mulliner Speaking (The Collector's Wodehouse)
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Mr Mulliner Speaking by P. G. Wodehouse (1929)

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I prefer this second batch of Mulliner stories to the first.

The humour that P. G. Wodehouse was so good at crops up in many different guises.

"The Story of Cedric" is my favourite tale in this collection. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Jun 2, 2016 |
I'd give this one ten stars if I could! Vintage Wodehouse :) ( )
  eruditescythian | Feb 10, 2016 |
Variable short stories based in a pub, where an old fellow tells tales about various relatives of his who get into messes, usually because they are totally gormless and put-upon.
Some of the stories are very good indeed and others merely average.
This was a reread from many years ago. Not as good as the Blandings or the Bertie and Jeeves stories, but amusing on the whole. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Return once more to the Angler's Rest and listen to Mr. Mulliner spin tales of his nearest and dearest. My favorite is probably Those in Peril on the Tee, in which two young men play one of the worst golf games ever played for the love of an overpowering young woman. Also memorable are the three Bobbie Wickham stories, in which she makes three young men very miserable for the love of her. Always a pleasure. ( )
  Bjace | May 6, 2013 |
Mr Mulliner Speaking has quite a few interesting and and entertaining stories including a golf story (some of Wodehouse's best stories are his golf stories), several featuring Bobbie Wickham (who also appears in the Jeeves and Wooster tales leaving chaos in her wake), and a particular favourite of mine about the man who tried to give up smoking. ( )
  Atlas | Dec 27, 2008 |
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In the bar-parlor of The Angler's Rest, a bucolic English pub, Mr. Mulliner tells his amazing tales, holding the assembled company of pints of stout and whiskies and splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to the man who gave up smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers something squishy on a silver salver ("Your serpent, Sir," said the voice of Simmons), and experience the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout, the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations.

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A collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. All stories are narrated by the inexorable Mr. Mulliner about members of his prodigious family, including one who is a member of the Drones Ckub. The last three stories are about Bobby Wickham; they were revised and given a Mr. Mulliner frame for the book.

Contents:
The Reverent Wooing of Archibald
The Man Who Gave up Smoking
The Story of Cedric
The Ordeal of Osbert Mulliner
Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court
Those in Peril on the Tee
Something Squishy
The Awful Gladness of the Mater
The Passing of Ambrose
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