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Uncle Fred in the Springtime - P.G. Wodehouse
Uncle Fred in the Springtime
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“[Wodehouse’s] entire genius was for being funny.” —Douglas AdamsFrederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to... show more
“[Wodehouse’s] entire genius was for being funny.” —Douglas AdamsFrederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings before the ill-tempered, egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable can lay claim to her. Disguised as the eminent nerve specialist Sir Roderick Glossop, and with his distressed nephew Pongo in tow, Uncle Fred must not only steal a pig but also reunite a young couple and diagnose various members of the upper class with imaginary mental illnesses, all before his domineering wife realizes he’s escaped their country estate.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393343069 (0393343065)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Blandings Castle (#6)
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Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story rated it
5.0 Uncle Fred in the Springtime
I feel a bit sheepish giving this 5 stars, since the last book to receive this rating from me was Faulkner, and this is no Faulkner. But it is a simply wonderful specimen of comic novel. Laugh-out-loud funny. Amusing. Full of what-ho! and a jolly good time. Wodehouse can tie the most amazing kn...
Sarah (I like big books and I cannot lie)
Sarah (I like big books and I cannot lie) rated it
3.0
I am amazed that Wodehouse finds so many reasons for young couples to break their engagements, as well as reasons for needing to raise a bit of capital. The last paragraph of this novel seems to convey a warm, fuzzy feeling, but there's really not as much to be warm and fuzzy about as in the other W...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 Uncle Fred in the Springtime
My favorite Wodehouse novel by far. Very comical!
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Roundly praised as the finest of Wodehouse's works, it was the first one I read. I love the Empress.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
When the eccentric Uncle Fred played Cupid to Lord Emsworth, little did he know that he would be known as Imposter A and the Lord's pig, the Empress, as Imposter B.
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