Leave It to Psmith
“P.G. Wodehouse is still the funniest writer ever to have put words on paper.” —Hugh LaurieRonald 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... show more
“P.G. Wodehouse is still the funniest writer ever to have put words on paper.” —Hugh LaurieRonald 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!
Publish date: July 2nd 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Psmith (#4)
The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence I loved Sons and Lovers, and who doesn’t love “The Rocking Horse Winner”? So I figured I would like this one too. The Rainbow follows several members of a family through different generations. They live on a farm in the East Midlands of England. There was something inc...
I don't know why I held out against reading Wodehouse for so long. I think I was under the vague opinion that, being eighty years old and based in upper-class values which have very little modern-day relevance, Leave It To Psmith would be not only dry as dust but also spectacularly unfunny. And, o...
This book is a great introduction to Wodehouse; if you don't know where to start with the short stories or the vast array of Jeeves novels, this book is an easy place to begin. The book has the effortless humor and fast pacing Wodehouse is known for, and the plot is a typical Wodehouse affair, with...
If anyone can find a way to cause trouble, it's Psmith of the silent "P."
having recently read wodehouse on wodehouse, i think i understand why i didn't like this book so much as his later ones. wodehouse was still trying to understand how to manage his plots at this juncture, and didn't feel entirely confident in his grasp of all the characters he had and what they neede...