[Download] ➽ Bill the Conqueror ➺ P.G. Wodehouse – Playutopia.us

Bill the Conqueror Sir George Was Disappointed In His Son, He Was Not A Chip Off The Old Block And Lacked The Aggressive Drive Required Of A Business Tycoon So Why Not Marry Him Off To Felicia She Has Plenty Of Spark And Could Manage Any Man, All Was Going Well Until The Arrival From New York Of Bill West

[Download] ➽ Bill the Conqueror  ➺ P.G. Wodehouse – Playutopia.us
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Bill the Conqueror
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 0257651578

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ➽ Bill the Conqueror ➺ P.G. Wodehouse – Playutopia.us


  1. says:

    Felicia Sheridan is in love with Bill West but engaged to Roderick Pyke Bill, meanwhile, is engaged to Alice Coker and is dragging her brother Judson to London to keep him out of trouble while he checks on his uncle s holdings Bill s wealthy uncle Cooley Paradene has had the misfortune of adopting a young son who s in league with criminals intending to rob him Let s see Wodehouse resolve all those plot threads and bring Bill and Felicia togetherI m going to go out on a limb here and say th Felicia Sheridan is in love with Bill West but engaged to Roderick Pyke Bill, meanwhile, is engaged to Alice Coker and is dragging her brother Judson to London to keep him out of trouble while he checks on his uncle s holdings Bill s wealthy uncle Cooley Paradene has had the misfortune of adopting a young son who s in league with criminals intending to rob him Let s see Wodehouse resolve all those plot threads and bring Bill and Felicia togetherI m going to go out on a limb here and say this is my favorite non series Wodehouse book It as all the Wodehouse trademarks overbearing relatives, shiftless layabouts, imposters, engagements, alcohol, and dry British wit This one is longish for a Wodehouse story and fills that extra bit with last minute plot twists You get phony kidnappings, blackmail, swindles, and lots of witty banter, all crammed into less than 400 pages of hilarious prose.The only recurring Wodehouse character, that slime ball Percy Pilbeam, is in fine form, though he doesn t do as much as he does in later appearances Bill West is a typical Wodehouse hero not too handsome or smart but able to get the job done Felicia, or Flick, as she is sometimes called, is feisty and hasthan her share of the funny lines, although my favorite comes from Judson Coker You look like a Sunday in Pittsburgh, or something to that affect.If you like your books humorous, you can t go wrong with Wodehouse and this book would be a good intro to his work Every romantic comedy ever made could justifiably give P.G 1% of the gross He s still the master of the genre 35 years after his death


  2. says:

    Wodehouse is the guy.


  3. says:

    More than 3 stars less than 4 maybe 3.25 Sir George Pyke, magazine publisher, wishes his won Roderick waslike his senior editor Percy Pilbeam Roderick is good for nothing It s a shame Pyke s soon to be conferred title has to pass to his worthless son in future Pyke s sister, Mrs Hammond, comes up with the perfect thing for Roderick to do Roderick will marry her niece by marriage , Felicia Flick is not in love with Roderick, she has a crush on a man she met only once, when he save More than 3 stars less than 4 maybe 3.25 Sir George Pyke, magazine publisher, wishes his won Roderick waslike his senior editor Percy Pilbeam Roderick is good for nothing It s a shame Pyke s soon to be conferred title has to pass to his worthless son in future Pyke s sister, Mrs Hammond, comes up with the perfect thing for Roderick to do Roderick will marry her niece by marriage , Felicia Flick is not in love with Roderick, she has a crush on a man she met only once, when he saved her from drowning when she was a teenager, but he is in New York so she might as well marry Roderick Back in New York, the man of Flick s affections, Bill, is tired of his hard partying lifestyle He wants to marry his boozy buddy Judson s sister Alice, but in order to do that he needs a job He hits upon the scheme of applying to his Uncle Cooley for a job in the paper and pulp business, but before he can spring his plan, Alice has another plan for him and Uncle Cooley has a big surprise Uncle Cooley does have a job for Bill, though, he wants Bill to go to London to find out why the business isn t making as much money as it should Can Bill pull off his promise to Alice in London and make Uncle Cooley proud This early Wodehouse novel seems to be a prototype for the Blandings Castle novels and his other romantic comedies It s easy to tell that Wodehouse wrote for the stage I can almost see the stage directions written out and the pacing of the story sounds like a play Perhaps Wodehouse was still perfecting his craft The story doesn t have the big screwball moment I love but it does have some very funny scenes, especially the train station towards the end The characters are pretty typical of Wodehouse novels Bill is a good, decent guy He s not terribly bright but he s likeable His pal Judson is a lot like Bertie Wooster He s very funny Flick is a typical lovelorn Wodehouse heroine I like her because she s nice and she s normal, despite her awful relatives Plus, she is owned by a terrier, Bob, who neededpage time Her family is almost a carbon copy of the Threepwoods in the Blandings Castle saga Pyke is a most awful, nasty fellow Pilbeam is not in this one much but he s such a suck up that he manages to make himself hated by everyone Roderick is a sweet boy He s not in the story much but his character growth is excellent It s subtle because he s not really in the story except for a few key scenes so you don t know what he s thinking or feeling until it happens and you see what kind of man he is The villains are really comical Some are like right out of a bad gangster film of the period and one is just odd This isn t a must read Wodehouse but I needed something light and fun after the trauma of my last book


  4. says:

    Sir George Pyke, founder of the Mammoth Publishing Company, is keen for his son, Roderick, to marry his sister s husband s niece, Felicia who is sprightly enough to put the stuffing into any man Unfortunately Roderick is in love with the stenographer from Society Spice , which Roderick edits with Wodehouse staple Percy Pilbeam, whilst Felicia holds a candle for her childhood sweetheart Bill West, the titular conqueror Meanwhile Bill has been sent to England to investigate by his Uncle, Cool Sir George Pyke, founder of the Mammoth Publishing Company, is keen for his son, Roderick, to marry his sister s husband s niece, Felicia who is sprightly enough to put the stuffing into any man Unfortunately Roderick is in love with the stenographer from Society Spice , which Roderick edits with Wodehouse staple Percy Pilbeam, whilst Felicia holds a candle for her childhood sweetheart Bill West, the titular conqueror Meanwhile Bill has been sent to England to investigate by his Uncle, Cooley Paradene, why his London office, managed by Wilfred Slingsby, is failing to make a profit Bill is accompanied by Judson Corker at the bequest of Alice Corker, sister to Judson and fianc e to Bill Confused You should be Only Wodehouse could right these and other wrongs in a story spanning the Atlantic, involving theft, kidnap, embezzlement and deceit of ever possible flavour Wodehouse, Bill and true love conquers all


  5. says:

    After a long ish hiatus, I finally picked up a Wodehouse again And, boy, did I miss the quintessential British wit, and the beautifully depicted situational comedy Wodehouse writes.This is an early work of Wodehouse, and one can see the humour isn t as polished present as his later works, but his situational storytelling is spot on, and you can see the genius that carries forward from this book to his classic later works.Additionally, the copy I read had a preface by Wodehouse himself, comparin After a long ish hiatus, I finally picked up a Wodehouse again And, boy, did I miss the quintessential British wit, and the beautifully depicted situational comedy Wodehouse writes.This is an early work of Wodehouse, and one can see the humour isn t as polished present as his later works, but his situational storytelling is spot on, and you can see the genius that carries forward from this book to his classic later works.Additionally, the copy I read had a preface by Wodehouse himself, comparing it with his later works, which was a wonderful and interesting read


  6. says:

    He who tires of Wodehouse is tired of laughing and life How affirming to read about young people who aren t wringing their hands over microaggressions or sulking in Starbucks trying to finish their screenplays about the quest for social justice While this isn t as good as any of the Jeeves books because we don t have Bertie s narration , it s great fun to read and light in the best sense of the word It s a musical comedy where the reader supplies his own songs or, rather, where the PGW touch He who tires of Wodehouse is tired of laughing and life How affirming to read about young people who aren t wringing their hands over microaggressions or sulking in Starbucks trying to finish their screenplays about the quest for social justice While this isn t as good as any of the Jeeves books because we don t have Bertie s narration , it s great fun to read and light in the best sense of the word It s a musical comedy where the reader supplies his own songs or, rather, where the PGW touch on many of the sentences supplies them for him It includes the Wodehouse staples of imperious aunts, eggheaded academics, cute girls with hearts all a flutter, deadly hangovers, and a plotcomplicated than that of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy The title character is what the criminals in The Friends of Eddie Coyle call stand up I had a million things to do this morning but put them off so I could finish the last 100 pages in one sitting I m glad I read this as a tonic to the depressing news of the world


  7. says:

    Another wonderful bit of farcically tangled froth from the master He keeps the plates spinning throughout with his usual gloriously light use of language if there is one minor disappointment it s that the ending is tied up as quickly as it is everything seems to fall into place in the last two or three pages That s not a big enough problem to dock it a star, though Bravo


  8. says:

    Heaven


  9. says:

    Delightful Possibly Wodehouse s best non series novel of the 1920s


  10. says:

    Wodehouse is one of my favorite writers, and every time I pick up one of his books I m reminded why Bill the Conqueror has a wider cast of characters than I m used to given my main exposure has been the Jeeves Wooster books , but it is none the worse for wear Bill and Judson are a fantastic pair of heroes, and every character shines with personality as they go on through a ridiculous period of their intertwining lives I actually found myself laughing rather loudly at some scenes, which Wodehouse is one of my favorite writers, and every time I pick up one of his books I m reminded why Bill the Conqueror has a wider cast of characters than I m used to given my main exposure has been the Jeeves Wooster books , but it is none the worse for wear Bill and Judson are a fantastic pair of heroes, and every character shines with personality as they go on through a ridiculous period of their intertwining lives I actually found myself laughing rather loudly at some scenes, which doesn t happen very often.It is not a deep book You know how it will end by the end of the first or second chapter Wodehouse doesn t try to hide it from you But with him, the joy is not in uncovering a carefully concealed ending Rather, the joy of reading Wodehouse is seeing how he gets you to where you want to be, and where the characters are heading It s seeing how he twists his words and plays with them, making them veritably dance on the page in front of your very eyes.A wonderful read if you re in the mood for something uplifting and a bit silly Highly recommended

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