Leave it to Psmith

Wandering in and out of romantic, suspenseful, and invariably hilarious situations, Psmith is in the great Wodehouse tradition.

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140009361

Category: English

Page: 271

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Ronald Psmith ( the p is silent, as in pshrimp ) is always willing to help a damsel in distress. So when he sees Eve Halliday without an umbrella during a downpour, he nobly offers her an umbrella, even though it s one he picks out of the Drone Club s umbrella rack. Psmith is so besotted with Eve that, when Lord Emsworth, her new boss, mistakes him for Ralston McTodd, a poet, Psmith pretends to be him so he can make his way to Blandings Castle and woo her. And so the farce begins: criminals disguised as poets with a plan to steal a priceless diamond necklace, a secretary who throws flower pots through windows, and a nighttime heist that ends in gunplay. How will everything be sorted out? Leave it to Psmith

Leave It to Psmith

It had previously been serialised, in the Saturday Evening Post in the US between 3 February and 24 March 1923, and in the Grand Magazine in the UK between April and December that year; the ending of this magazine version was rewritten for ...

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781796843071

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 275

Leave it to Psmith is a comic novel by English author P. G. Wodehouse, first published in 1923. It had previously been serialised, in the Saturday Evening Post in the US between 3 February and 24 March 1923, and in the Grand Magazine in the UK between April and December that year; the ending of this magazine version was rewritten for the book form.It was the fourth and final novel featuring Psmith, the others being Mike (1909) (later republished in two parts, with Psmith appearing in the second, Mike and Psmith (1953)), Psmith in the City (1910), and Psmith, Journalist (1915) - in his introduction to the omnibus The World of Psmith, Wodehouse said that he had stopped writing about the character because he couldn't think of any more stories.It was also the second novel set at Blandings Castle, the first being "Something Fresh" (1915). The Blandings saga would be continued in many more novels and shorts.

P G Wodehouse Leave It to Psmith

P G Wodehouse died on 14th February 1975 in the United States.

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 206

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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse on born on 15th October, 1881 in Guildford, England to distinguished parents who were visiting the UK from Hong Kong where his father was a magistrate. After two years in Hong Kong Wodehouse and his two brothers were sent back to England to live and be schooled. Failing family finances meant that Wodehouse did not go on to University but began work straight away. He wrote in the evenings and during a two-year stint as a bank clerk managed to have over 80 pieces published. With the publication of his first book 'The Pothunters' in 1902 he devoted himself full time to writing. His career was both prolific and commercially successful. Whether it was novels, short stories or plays everything seemed to be a hit. His wonderful characterisation of the English upper classes combined with his mastery of prose left a lasting legacy most notably in his series of the humorous, and sometimes hilarious, Jeeves and Wooster stories that are at the pinnacle of comic writing and continue to be widely read and enjoyed. Despite controversy over his broadcasts for the Germans during World War Two, which stemmed more from naivety than any possible Nazi sympathies, but which left a lingering stain against his name, he continued to write although with diminishing success. P G Wodehouse died on 14th February 1975 in the United States.

The World of Psmith

This omnibus contains three full-length novels: Psmith in the City, Psmith Journalist and Leave it to Psmith.

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House Business Books

ISBN:

Category: Boarding schools

Page: 597

View: 587

This omnibus contains three full-length novels: Psmith in the City, Psmith Journalist and Leave it to Psmith.

Mike and Psmith

Sedleigh in Mike and Psmith would, I suppose, come into the last-named class,
though not quite as low in it as Mr. ... He came into two other books, Psmith in the
City and Psmith, Journalist, before becoming happily married in Leave It to ...

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775456439

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 126

This classic novel, published under an array of different titles over the years, introduces readers to Rupert Psmith (the 'p' is silent), the charming bon vivant and man-about-town who would go on to feature in a series of Wodehouse's stories and novels. The tale focuses first on Mike Jackson, a mischievous college athlete whose propensity for partying often lands him in hot water. Later, Mike meets up with the singular Psmith and the two become fast friends. Wodehouse fans will delight in this funny, fast-paced tour de force from one of Britain's foremost novelists.

P G Wodehouse and Hollywood

Within just over a dozen years, the film rights to Leave It to Psmith, bought by the
filmmakers, would revert to Wodehouse.3 Bolton had done the dramatization of
Piccadilly Jim in 1918, a di‡cult adaptation for him, and had participated in the ...

Author: Brian Taves

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 378

Beloved British humorist P.G. Wodehouse produced a wealth of literature in his lengthy career, contributing novels, short stories, plays, lyrics and essays to the canon of comic writing. His work in film and television included two stints as a screenwriter in Hollywood in the 1930s, and his stories have been the basis for more than 150 film and television productions. He also wrote 20 stories and essays about Hollywood, satirizing the city and its entertainment magnates. This book studies P.G. Wodehouse’s extensive, but often overlooked relationship with Tinsel Town. The book is arranged chronologically, covering Wodehouse’s Hollywood career from his early efforts in silent film, to his later contributions in television, to his work adapted posthumously for the screen. Radio is covered as well, including a discussion of his internment in occupied France and his brief appearances on German radio. Reflecting Wodehouse’s international appeal, the book covers Wodehouse films and television in England, Germany, Sweden, and India. Also included are a comprehensive, detailed list of Wodehouse’s stories and articles about Hollywood, and a complete filmography of motion picture and television works to which he contributed or which were based on his stories.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Mike at Wrykyn ; Mike and Psmith . 1953 . See Mike , 1909 , above . it ) . The
inimitable Jeeves . 1923 , New York ( 1923 ] ( as Jeeves ) . Leave it to Psmith .
1924 ( i . e . 1923 ) , New York ( 1924 ) . Ukridge . 1924 , New York ( 1926 ] ( as
He ...

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

Meet Mr Mulliner

... Morning Laughing Gas Leave it to Psmith The Little Nugget Lord Emsworth
and Others Louder and Funnier Love Among the Chickens The Luck of Bodkins
The Man Upstairs The Man with Two Left Feet The Mating Season Meet Mr
Mulliner ...

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409063712

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Classic Mulliner stories from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century Sitting in the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, Mr Mulliner has fabulous stories to tell of his extraordinary behaviour and far-flung family. This includes Wilfred, whose formula for Buck-U-Uppo enables elephants to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance. 'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour. - Stephen Fry 'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks 'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes

Young Men in Spats

... Morning Laughing Gas Leave it to Psmith The Little Nugget Lord Emsworth
and Others Louder and Funnier Love Among the Chickens The Luck of Bodkins
The Man Upstairs The Man with Two Left Feet The Mating Season Meet Mr
Mulliner ...

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409067238

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 243

Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes nonexistent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through rather than round Marble Arch. These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. In them you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - including, for the first time, his future hero Uncle Fred. The collection is widely regarded as one of Wodehouse's best and includes one of his own favourites, 'The Amazing Hat Mystery'.

The Mystery Fancier Vol 9 No 5 September October 1987

1 P.G. Wodehouse, Psmith Journalist (London: A. & C. Black, 1915, 247 pp.). He
is foreshadowed by ... 8 Wodehouse, Psmith Journalist 7 P.G. Wodehouse,
Leave it to Psmith (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1928, 327 pp.). 8 P.G. Wodehouse,
The ...

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434403726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 54

View: 906

"The Mystery Fancier," Volume 9 Number 4 (September-October, 1987) contains: "A. E. Martin's Pell Pelham, Spruiker Detective," by William F. Deeck; "P. G. Wodehouse as Reader of Crime Stories," by W. A. S. Sarjeant; "Peter Rabe's Daniel Port," by George Tuttle; and "Mystery Mosts," by Jeff Banks.

The Code of the Woosters

... Morning Laughing Gas Leave it to Psmith The Little Nugget Lord Emsworth
and Others Louder and Funnier Love Among the Chickens The Luck of Bodkins
The Man Upstairs The Man with Two Left Feet The Mating Season Meet Mr
Mulliner ...

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409035077

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 663

A classic Jeeves and Wooster novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century. Purloining an antique cow creamer under the instruction of the indomitable Aunt Dahlia is the least of Bertie's tasks, for he has to play Cupid while feuding with Spode. 'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran 'Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour.' - Stephen Fry 'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks 'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere

Beginning with SOMETHING FREsH, I went on to LEAVE IT TO PSMITH, then to
SUMMER LIGHTNING, after that to HEAVY WEATHER, and now to the volume
which you have just borrowed. And, to show the habit-forming nature of the drug,
 ...

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409063569

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 408

A Blandings collection The ivied walls of Blandings Castle have seldom glowed as sunnily as in these wonderful stories - but there are snakes in the rolling parkland ready to nip Clarence, the absent-minded Ninth Earl of Emsworth, when he least expects it. For a start the Empress of Blandings, in the running for her first prize in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is off her food - and can only be coaxed back to the trough by a call in her own language. Then there is the feud with Head Gardener McAllister, aided by Clarence's sister, the terrifying Lady Constance, and the horrible prospect of the summer fête - twin problems solved by the arrival of a delightfully rebellious little girl from London. But first of all there is the vexed matter of the custody of the pumpkin. Skipping an ocean and a continent, Wodehouse also treats us to some unputdownable stories of excess from the monstrous Golden Age of Hollywood.

Masterplots II

Cootes is sufficiently brainless as to be handled easily by Psmith , and though Liz
Peavey is more cunning , she is not vicious , and her attraction to Cootes dooms
any enterprise to failure . Themes and Meanings Leave It to Psmith makes no ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780893564704

Category: Commonwealth countries

Page: 1959

View: 277

Includes more than 350 interpretative essays on the themes, plots, and techniques of works of twentieth-century fiction published in England, Ireland, Canada, India, Nigeria, and other areas of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Literature of the 1920s

Some of the lesser heroes of P. G. Wodehouse's comic stories and novels are in
the Raffles mould, too: Psmith in Leave it to Psmith (1923) helps to pull off a jewel
-robbery, while the charmingly unprincipled Ukridge of the story-collection ...

Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748674578

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 335

The first general account of Twenties literature in Britain

Thank You Wodehouse

( ix ) We must resist the temptation to fit some of these short stories into the gap
between Something Fresh and Leave it to Psmith . As we have seen ,
Wodehouse himself says that they come between Leave it to Psmith and Summer
Lightning .

Author: John Humphrey Carlile Morris

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN:

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 152

View: 663


Papers on Wodehouse

Psmith and Eve retain possession of the jewels and use them to obtain the
money according to the original plan . ... I remember feeling slightly disappointed
when , as a twelve - year - old in 1923 , I read Leave It to Psmith in the post , and
 ...

Author: Robert Anderson Hall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Humorous stories, English

Page: 72

View: 755


Almost English

Similarly, he will not be impressed with her thoughts on Leave it to Psmith or the
lesser works of ER Benson. Guy won't even discuss whether his father should
accept the professorship at Exeter, which Marina heard him talking about with
lucky ...

Author: Charlotte Mendelson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447219988

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 202

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there . . . In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by her family's crushing expectations and their fierce unEnglish pride, by their strange traditions and stranger foods, she knows she must escape. But the place she runs to makes her feel even more of an outsider. At Combe Abbey, a traditional English public school for which her family have sacrificed everything, she realizes she has made a terrible mistake. She is the awkward half-foreign girl who doesn't know how to fit in, flirt or even be. And as a semi-Hungarian Londoner, who is she? In the meantime, her mother Laura, an alien in this strange universe, has her own painful secrets to deal with, especially the return of the last man she'd expect back in her life. She isn't noticing that, at Combe Abbey, things are starting to go terribly wrong.

Cyclopedia of Literary Characters Jonathan Wild Peder Victorious

LEAVE IT TO PSMITH LEAVING HOME THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 1064 /
Leave It to ... A struggling farmer willing to do whatever work is necessary to keep
his family together , Jack is an honorable figure in Cherokee Flats . He is well ...

Author: A. J. Sobczak

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780893564414

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 497

View: 412

Contains analyses of characters that appear in novels, plays, epics, and other classics of world literature, providing lengthy descriptions of central characters, and less extensive discussions of supporting players; and arranged alphabetically by title.

Words in Time and Place

A rather selfconscious use of the Spanish gold coin to mean 'money in general'.
Freddie's Aunt Constance 'keeps an eye on the doubloons' in P. G. Wodehouse's
Leave it to Psmith (1923). US slang, especially referring to 'paper money' 1914 ...

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191501662

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 836

Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 themes and explores the language in these areas over time - explaining when new words appeared, where they came from, and what such changes say about times in which they emerged. The themes chosen are varied, universal topics and show the semantic range of the thesaurus and what it can tell us about the words used in areas of everyday life. Learn about the different words for dying and money, or types of pop music, as well as words for a privy, oaths, and words for being drunk. Written by the world's leading expert on the English language, David Crystal, the book carries his trademark style of engaging yet authoritative writing. Each chapter features an introduction to the language of that topic, followed by a timeline of vocabulary taken from the historical thesaurus showing all the synonyms arranged in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with additional quotations, facts, and social and historical context to give a clear sense of how words entered the English language, when, and in which context they were used. Words in Time and Place showcases the unique and excellent resource that is the Historical Thesaurus and reveals the linguistic treasures to be found within. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in words and in the development of the English language.

Weekend Wodehouse

And the rest of them, Lord Emsworth, the Efficient Baxter, Butler Beach and the
others have all done their bit before in Something Fresh and Leave it to Psmith.
Even Empress of Blandings, that pre-eminent pig, is coming up for the second
time, ...

Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448184630

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 689

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC In the course of a career that encompassed nearly one hundred novels and short story collections (written over more than seventy years), P.G. Wodehouse established himself as not only a fond satirist of the foppish upper class, but one of the greatest comic voices in all literature. Including stories featuring all his finest creations, including Jeeves, Lord Emsworth of Blandings, Ukridge and the disreputable members of the Drones club, this collection is an ideal introduction to the writer described by Douglas Adams as ‘the greatest comic writer ever’.