Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Overview

For William, Lord Dawlish, it seemed the realization of his dreams. He could marry the girl he loved. Of course, things are not quite so simple. The famous Wodehouse humour, which has no equal, sees to that, in a transatlantic cocktail of breathtaking ingenuity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725749733
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2018
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author


Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 - 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf and Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls. Although most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. During and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, he wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies that were an important part of the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood. In a 1931 interview, his naïve revelations of incompetence and extravagance at Hollywood studios caused a furor. In the same decade, his literary career reached a new peak. In 1934 Wodehouse moved to France for tax reasons; in 1940 he was taken prisoner at Le Touquet by the invading Germans and interned for nearly a year. After his release he made six broadcasts from German radio in Berlin to the US, which had not yet entered the war. The talks were comic and apolitical, but his broadcasting over enemy radio prompted anger and strident controversy in Britain, and a threat of prosecution. Wodehouse never returned to England. From 1947 until his death he lived in the US, taking dual British-American citizenship in 1955.

Date of Birth:

October 15, 1881

Date of Death:

February 14, 1975

Place of Birth:

Guildford, Surrey, England

Place of Death:

Southampton, New York

Education:

Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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Uneasy Money 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
AtlantaReader More than 1 year ago
P.G. Wodehouse is my favorite author. His writing is creative and fun though not serious at all. This is not a book for deep thought or intellectual expansion rather it is just as he would say, "a fairy tale for adults." This particular story is about a man, Bill, who inherits money from a stranger to whom he gave a free golf lesson. This leaves the man's niece and nephew, who live in the United States with only a $100 inheritance. Feeling badly about the whole affair, Bill tries to divide the money with the niece and nephew but is refused; so using an alias, he goes to America to meet the two. Several unforeseen events cause many problems and a lot of fun for everyone before his real identity is discovered. P.G. Wodehouse is a master of clever phrasing.
catherinestead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genial but broke Lord Dawlish inherits a vast sum from a near-stranger whom he helped with his golf technique, and sets off to restore at least part of the fortune to the person he considers its rightful possessor - the niece of the deceased. A definite Happy Book. Less laugh-out-loud than some of Wodehouse's work, but the book is by no means lacking in humour. There are some wonderful comments and descriptions. The plot is a strong farce, with people appearing and disappearing from view, hearing things they shouldn't from behind pillars, and being in the wrong room at the wrong time. It's well paced, and has a good cast of amusing characters.
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Story standd the test of time. Excellent read. Great characters. Fun read. Lighthearted.
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Though an early wodehouse, one of his best -- a must read
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A great humorous novel from Wodehouse. Really entertaining.
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