Galahad at Blandings

Galahad at Blandings

P.G. Wodehouse Martin Jarvis / Nov 19, 2019

Galahad at Blandings The ninth novel in Wodehouse s popular Blandings sagaIn a major mix up at Blandings Castle Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth s residence and the Empress of Blandings gets slosh

  • Title: Galahad at Blandings
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse Martin Jarvis
  • ISBN: 9780857863058
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The ninth novel in Wodehouse s popular Blandings sagaIn a major mix up at Blandings Castle, Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth s residence and the Empress of Blandings gets sloshed in her sty Formidable comic characters designed to interrupt Lord Emsworth s peace include his overbearing sister Lady Hermione Wedge who comes complete with her own meddlThe ninth novel in Wodehouse s popular Blandings sagaIn a major mix up at Blandings Castle, Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth s residence and the Empress of Blandings gets sloshed in her sty Formidable comic characters designed to interrupt Lord Emsworth s peace include his overbearing sister Lady Hermione Wedge who comes complete with her own meddling secretary, and Dame Daphne Winkworth who has her eye on becoming the next Countess As ever, the stage is set for Gally to try and restore order to the ensuing chaos Abridged.

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      • P.G. Wodehouse Martin Jarvis

        Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.


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    1. P.G. Wodehouse je britanski Nušić Kao što postoji osoba s Balkana koja nije čitala i volela Nušića tako ne postoji osoba s engleskog govornog područja koja nije pročitala makar neku Vudhausovu knjigu Ovo je prva njegova knjiga koju sam kupila i pročitala i kupio me je za ceo život Koliko sam mogla uspela sam da zarazim i neke ljude iz moje okoline Sjajan vrcav humor, i iako govori o Britancima, njihovim navikama i stilu života osvojio je čitaoce širom sveta Najpoznatiji serijal knji [...]


    2. I have a theory that early in 1881 God looked down upon the earth and had mercy. He saw the 20th century nearing its dawn and knew, of course, what calamities and cruelties awaited mankind: world wars, genocide, tyrannies unbound. He knew we were to be a people desperately in need of laughter. And so, that October, God gave us P.G. Wodehouse. What a gift!He just makes me happy, this Wodehouse fellow. To return again to Blandings is to take a deep breath of something wholly comforting, yet also t [...]


    3. Recently on the Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson was asked what he thought was the best book by P.G. Wodehouse. I would have thought that an impossible question, since they're all very high quality and very much alike. But with only a little hesitation he answered "Galahad at Blandings." Inspired by that, I got it from the library, and of the Wodehouse I've read, I'd have to agree with him. It is certainly the best plotted, with about eight intertwined plot threads, each filled with complications, [...]



    4. Another delightful farce by Wodehouse, and my first at Blandings Castle. We have a fabulous cast of colourful family members, a soused sow, mixed up identities, love, coppers and more. I have to say that while Right Ho, Jeeves has been my favourite Wodehouse (due in large part to the brilliant audio recording), over all I like Blandings a great deal, that and The Luck of the Bodkins are my two second favourite of his books that I've read so far. I guess Wooster got boring for me after one or two [...]


    5. I'm amazed that there exists a novel about Galahad that I haven't read, considering that he's one of my personals favorites of Wodehouse's creations. "Gally's eyebrows rose, but such was his personal magnetism that the monocle remained in place." Quite. I had not yet made the acquaintance of Lady Hermoine Wedge either, so that was quite the treat. "She was short and stumpy and looked like a cook - in her softer moods a cook well satisfied with her latest soufflé; when stirred to anger a cook ab [...]


    6. Just so fun. Such laid back beautiful summer reading. --"As they made their way to the buttercup-dabbled meadow in a corner of which the Empress's self-contained flat was situated, Gally enlivened their progress with the story of the girl who said to her betrothed, 'I will not be dictated to!' and then went and got a job as a stenographer" (79)--


    7. Nine reasons I can read Wodehouse’s Blandings series again and again:1. There will always be Lord Emsworth, fluffy-headed, vague, besotted with his pig and beleaguered by female relatives. 2. The Empress is a charmer. And, for someone who stays pretty much safely ensconced in a sty (other than on the occasional jaunt when she’s kidnapped), is more often than not at the centre of things. 3. There will always be at least one pair of sundered hearts that need to be brought together. Mostly, the [...]



    8. This is not the story of the girl who said to her betrothed ‘I will not be dictated to!’ and then went and got a job as a stenographer, it is rather the ninth Blandings novel continuing the saga with the characters Timpson Plimsoll and Veronica Hermoine whom we previously met in ‘Full Moon’. Once again Galahad Threepwood must re-unite them as well as bringing wedding bells to his nephew Wilfred Allsop and Sam Bagshott whom have fallen in love respectively with Lord Emsworth’s pig girl [...]


    9. Just finished reading this aloud as a family in the evenings. Pure unadulterated joy and hilarity! If I could give it 100 stars, I would. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Blandings Castle. I love Jeeves and Bertie, but if I had to choose, I'd always pick Gally Theepwood and Clarence at Blandings. Oh yes. and the lovable and large Empress of Blandings the pig!


    10. For me not Jeeves and Wooster. Not enough bellly ache laughter. Although when I did laugh it was long and out loud. A good old dated farce, that Wodehouse fans would love.


    11. It seems to me that the theme of all Wodehouse books are more or less the same, there is always trouble brewing between a young couple who are otherwise in love and there is a mastermind around, an epic character, to help them realize this. But the situations vary, in but one thing, they are all ridiculously hilarious. There's always someone around who unknowingly mucks things up and the characters never learn to tread carefully. Another standard character is the prim and proper aunt. She maybe [...]


    12. What a delightful comedy of errors. Galahad, Lord Emsworth's brother is trying to patch up a host of misunderstandings - Sam and Sandy's broken hearts, Tipton and Veronica's about-to-break engagement, Wilfred and Monica's love life, Beach's grudge against Sam for the accidentally stolen prize watch, saving Lord Emsworth from Dame Daphne Winkworth and her son Huxley, finding Wilfred a job, oh there are so many things to fix. But Galahad is up to all of it. His smooth-talking and raconteur skills [...]


    13. It's incredible that this is as late in Wodehouse's output as it is - unlike the later Jeeves books, the spirit and wit of Blandings Castle is still intact. Wodehouse reads like he is really enjoying himself rather than phoning in about characters he's become heartily sick of - again, unlike the later Jeeves books. It's delightful, and Gally is his manipulative best, while Lord Emsworth continues reliably hilarious.



    14. Hilarious out of the world super duper book. I laughed so much while reading this book that my family would stare at me and ask what’s so funny as none of them are wodehouse fans. Coming to the story I just loved loved lord Emsworth in this book he was a top hat exploring America for the first time and his surprise at tea being served in tea bags his reactions were hilarious and the story gets funnier as he returns back to blandings and the fun continues.Galahad at his usual best bringing love [...]


    15. This novel was suddenly shorter than others in this series. Not sure if that will continue, but I hope not (we're at #10 of 12; I've not read 9, 11, 12). Interestingly, and likely relatedly, Wodehouse leaves a few strands of the narrative untied (his plots are usually very, VERY well tied at the end of a novel). Not sure if he was setting himself up for another novel, or just getting lazy! What we do have is fine, although I do sense the same loss of momentum that I sensed in the latter Jeeves n [...]


    16. The best Wodehouse books-- and by best I mean almost all of them-- make ridiculously complicated plots seem natural and effortless. This book is certainly complicated, but I think you can sense Wodehouse working for it. That makes it the rarest of things-- a Wodehouse that isn't really graceful or smooth-- but it still has a ton of humor and good cheer. I should also say that the Blandings Castle books are, generally, highly worthwhile.


    17. At Blandings Castle, it's business as usual -- thwarted young lovers, impostors and old battle-axes abound, the Empress is in peril of shedding a pound, Lord Emsworth is bedevilled by a secretary, and none but the Hon. Galahad Threepwood can possibly set the world right again. Also, as usual, sheer, joyous comic genius oozes from every page.


    18. 42 WORD REVIEW:In Galahad Threepwood surely we have the nascent (if more genteel) template for Dirk Gently, and in the comings and goings at Blandings Castle that of Douglas Adams’ much-vaunted fundamental interconnectedness of everything. This is Wodehouse at his fabulous, gab-gifted, exquisite best.


    19. "You don't think it's only his money that the attraction, do you?""Certainly not. They're soul mates. She has about as much brain as a retarded billiards ball, and he approximately the same. It's the ideal union."





    20. Wodehouse amazes me in his ability to write the same book over and over, and yet they are consistently fresh and inventive. A hoot.





    21. Three and a half hoots! Sticking with my Blandings Castle theme I greatly enjoyed this on the heels of "Leave it to Psmith". Gally is unstoppable and in my opinion quicker than Psmith!


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