Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

"Indiscretions of Archie" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.K. on February 14 1921 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the U.S. on July 15 1921 by George H. Doran, New York.

The book was adapted from a series of short stories, originally serialised in "Cosmopolitan" in the U.S., and in the "Strand" in the UK, between 1920 and early 1921. The stories were rewritten and reorganised to create a more flowing novel form.

Contents

The original story titles and publication dates were as follows:

* "The Man Who Married a Hotel"
** UK: "Strand", March 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", May 1920

* "Archie and the Sausage Chappie"
** UK: "Strand", April 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", June 1920

* "Dear Old Squiffy"
** UK: "Strand", May 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", July 1920

* "Doing Father a Bit of Good"
** UK: "Strand", June 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", August 1920

* "Paving the Way for Mabel"
** UK: "Strand", July 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", September 1920

* "Washy Makes His Presence Felt"
** UK: "Strand", August 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", October 1920

* "A Room at the Hermitage"
** UK: "Strand", September 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", November 1920 (as "A Bit of All Right")

* "First Aid For Looney Biddle"
** UK: "Strand", October 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", December 1920

* "Mother's Knee"
** UK: "Strand", November 1920
** US: "Cosmopolitan", January 1921

* "Strange Experience of an Artist's Model"
** UK: "Strand", January 1921

Plot summary

The book tells the story of impoverished, embarrassment-prone Drone Archibald "Archie" Moffam (pronounced "Moom"), and his difficult relationship with art-collecting, hotel-owning millionaire father-in-law Daniel Brewster, father of Archie's new bride Lucille. Archie's attempts to ingratiate himself with Brewster only get him further into trouble.

External links

* [http://wodehouse.ru/27.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with numerous book covers and a list of characters
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