So says Mervyn Potter, Hollywood heart-throb, who leads poor Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps astray in Barmy in Wonderland (). But before. A penniless Englishman falls in love with a lively American girl, loses her, finds her again, is rejected, but finally discovers true love after many comic adventures. Love is a powerful spur, and Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps (known to his friends as Barmy) invests his modest fortune in a stage production.

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Barmy in Wonderland by P.G. Wodehouse

Jeeves in the Offing P G Wodehouse. How Cyril gets out of this fix is filled with Wodehouse characteristic hijinks and hilarity. When Mervyn goes on the wagon, the show is doomed. You get the budding love between Barmy and In order to win the woman of his dreams, Cyril “Barmy” Ib invests ten thousand dollars into a stinker of a play to be close to her. A middling offering from Wodehouse – not his best, but enjoyable when read with the right suspension of disbelief.

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While this one isn’t my favorite Wodehouse, or even close, it’s still hilarious and an easy three. Ice in the Bedroom P. It’s a love story, it involves a theatrical production, and it is confected by the Master. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Barmy’s initial meeting with Dinty had been chuckling aloud. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He’s toiling away as a clerk in a hotel in Maine when he inherits a fortune from his late grandfather. Fanny is tough but not very likable.


Barmy in Wonderland

Why publishers felt the need to give Wodehouse books different titles for American readers, especially bywhen he was sufficiently established that the title was not likely wobderland be a selling point, is beyond me. Plumtopia Guide to life by Honoria Plum.

Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive? It took me about 10 pages to get hooked, and afterwards the next seemed to fly by. Hardcoverpages. He didn’t leave himself much scope for plot, but he still has Mervyn Potter’s monologues and some nifty scenes to work with. Jul 29, Stephen Nash rated it barny was amazing. You won’t be disappointed.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 15, William Leight rated it really liked it. As usual, the story takes a little while to get going. It’s just what I needed.

From my reading of various biographers, it sounds as though Wodehouse enjoyed a modest slurp during the cocktail hour. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He’s about to run away when he spies the beautiful secretary, “Dinty” Moore, the i a fortune teller told him he’d marry.

The story is distinctly hackneyed, you’ll have have heard it all before many times especially if you’ve seen any Hollywood musicals of the s, but Wodehouse of course makes the thing wholly enjoyable, just not quite up to his very best standards.

In Chapter Five, Mervyn is already soaked when Barmy arrives at his house for a dinner he never gets. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps, aka “Barmy,” is not known for his brains.


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This book wasn’t the usual Wonderlandd like ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ or stories from Blandings castle. They re beautiful books, much welcome. This isn’t Wodehouse’s best but it’s a pleasant, light story to pass the time. I shall go through the world a haunted man. To ask other readers questions about Barmy in Wonderlandplease sign up. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

If I Were You P. Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. Refresh and try again. But I like his fumbling towards success and his ability to bungle his way to what he wanted wonferland the first place. It was good wonderlanx see more of Barmy, truly. Whenever the plot shows signs of dragging, Potter wonddrland up to give it a push in the right direction, something which would be annoying if you weren’t so busy laughing.

Barmy in Wonderland features a few of the usual Wodehouse plot devices. A book from Wodehouse’s great period i. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own.

Wodehouse has ever written seems relatively preposterous. No trivia or quizzes yet.