"Indiscretions of Archie" is a 1921 comedic novel by the British master of the genre, P. G. Wodehouse. The novel tells the story of impoverished, embarrassment-prone Archibald "Archie" Moffam (pronounced "Moom") and his difficult relationship with his art-collecting, hotel-owning, millionaire father-in-law Daniel Brewster, who is the father of Archie's new bride Lucille. Archie's attempts to ingratiate himself with Brewster only get him further into trouble. The story takes place in New York City.More
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Marred by poor reading
A reader who was familiar with the idioms, cadences and pronunciation of English speech, especially the upper class of the period. For instance, the intensifier, "dashed", is to be pronounced "dash'd", not "dash_ed". And the reader's habit of articulating every single syllable may be how the reader *imagines* Englishmen speak but it is at odds with actual British speech patterns. A case in point is the verbal filler "don't you know". It should come out as a flat "donchaknow" not as finely enunciated "don't you know?".
In short, the reading was painful to endure.
Certainly. He is one of my favourite authors
Another, preferably British, reader.
This is a decidedly minor Wodehouse work but as it is an early one so that in itself makes it worthy of note. Also, the character of Archie, a dim, feckless yet amiable member of the upper class prefigures in many ways Wodehouse's most famous creation, Bertie Wooster. Were it not for these points I could not have forced myself to endure the atrocious reading.
- Mike Crowley