The Coming of Bill

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1st World Publishing, 2004 - 396 oldal
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Mrs. Lora Delane Porter dismissed the hireling who had brought her automobile around from the garage and seated herself at the wheel. It was her habit to refresh her mind and improve her health by a daily drive between the hours of two and four in the afternoon. The world knows little of its greatest women, and it is possible that Mrs. Porter's name is not familiar to you. If this is the case, I am pained, but not surprised. It happens only too often that the uplifter of the public mind is baulked by a disinclination on the part of the public mind to meet him or her half-way. The uplifter does his share. He produces the uplifting book. But the public, instead of standing still to be uplifted, wanders off to browse on coloured supplements and magazine stories. If you are ignorant of Lora Delane Porter's books that is your affair. Perhaps you are more to be pitied than censured. Nature probably gave you the wrong shape of forehead. Mrs. Porter herself would have put it down to some atavistic tendency or pre-natal influence. She put most things down to that. She blamed nearly all the defects of the modern world, from weak intellects to in-growing toe-nails, on long-dead ladies and gentlemen who, safe in the family vault, imagined that they had established their alibi. She subpoenaed grandfathers and even great-grandfathers to give evidence to show that the reason Twentieth-Century Willie squinted or had to spend his winters in Arizona was their own shocking health 'way back in the days beyond recall.

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This book was originally published in 1920, before the stock market crash and the Lindbergh kidnapping; things become less humorous when they really happen. It is very different from all the other ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Having noted how the reviews for this work, along with the product synopsis, all stress that this is the closest P. G. Wodehouse came to writing a serious book, I suspected that this would be a weak ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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A PAWN OF FATE
9
RUTH STATES HER INTENTION
29
THE MATES MEET
42
TROUBLED WATERS
53
WHEREIN OPPOSITES AGREE
70
BREAKING THE NEWS
93
SUFFICIENT UNTO THEMSELVES
106
SUSPENSE
127
THE WIDENING GAP
233
THE REAL THING
244
THE OUTCASTS
254
CUTTING THE TANGLED KNOT
269
STEVE TO THE RESCUE
296
AT ONE IN THE MORNING
302
ACCEPTING THE GIFTS OF THE GODS
315
MR PENWAY ON THE GRILL
327

THE WHITE HOPE IS TURNED DOWN
141
AN INTERLUDE OF PEACE
155
STUNG TO ACTION
162
A CLIMAX
172
EMPTYHANDED
185
AN UNKNOWN PATH
198
THE MISADVENTURE OF STEVE
218
DOLLS WITH SOULS
342
PASTURES NEW
357
THE SIXTYFIRST STREET CYCLONE
366
MRS POTTERS WATERLOO
379
THE WHITEHOPE LINK
391
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P. G. Wodehouse was born in Guildford, United Kingdom on October 15, 1881. After completing school, he spent two years as a banker at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London and then took a job as a sports reporter and columnist for the Globe newspaper. His first novel, The Pothunters, was published in 1902. He wrote over 100 novels and short story collections during his lifetime including A Perfect Uncle, Love Among the Chickens, The Swoop, P. Smith in the City, Meet Mr. Milliner, Doctor Sally, Quick Service, The Old Reliable, Uneasy Money, A Damsel in Distress, Jill the Reckless, The Adventures of Sally, A Pelican at Blandings, The Girl in Blue, and Aunts Aren't Gentlemen. His most famous characters, Bertie Wooster and his manservant, Jeeves, appeared in books such as Much Obliged, Jeeves. He also wrote lyrics for musical comedies and worked as screenwriter in Hollywood in the 1930s. In 1939, he bought a villa in Le Touquet on the coast of France. He remained there when World War II started in 1939. The following year, the Germans appropriated the villa, confiscated property, and arrested him. He was detained in various German camps for almost one year before being released in 1941. He went to Berlin and spoke of his experience in five radio talks to be broadcast to America and England. The talks themselves were completely innocuous, but he was charged with treason in England. He was cleared, but settled permanently in the United States. He became a citizen in 1955. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975. He died from a heart attack after a long illness on February 14, 1975 at the age of 93.

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