Money for Nothing

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  • Title: Money for Nothing
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9781585679232
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover
Money for Nothing

[PDF] Money for Nothing | by í P.G. Wodehouse, Money for Nothing, P.G. Wodehouse, Money for Nothing Following a contretemps with Colonel Wyvern what could be better than a sojourn at Healthward Ho Quite a lot as it turns out when Lester Carmody of Rudge Hall puts himself into the hands of Dr Twist the aptly named owner of the establishment and pursues a devious money making scheme [PDF] Money for Nothing | by í P.G. Wodehouse - Money for Nothing, Money for Nothing Following a contretemps with Colonel Wyvern what could be better than a sojourn at Healthward Ho Quite a lot as it turns out when Lester Carmody of Rudge Hall puts himself into the hands of Dr Twis

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Money for Nothing

About “P.G. Wodehouse

  • P.G. Wodehouse

    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.



251 thoughts on “Money for Nothing

  • What ho A smashing early Wodehouse Topping I thought I d sworn off early Wodehouse works The one s I ve read so far have been blah Just drippy romances with the lightest of comedy touches Nothing worth wasting time on However, I grabbed this one on audiobook because I saw that it was narrated by Jonathan Cecil, who does a corking good job with the English toff voice As far as voicing the upperclass English twit, Cecil s top of his class Money for Nothing follows a common Wodehouse template of lo [...]


  • Damn I usually love Wodehouse, so to read a book of his that I only liked was hugely disappointing.The beginning was the best with some wonderfully witty lines especially during the first meeting of Molloy Lester Carmody I was hopeful that this book was going to develop at the same mad cap speed of my all time favourite Wodehouse But the final two thirds of the book was a muddled mess I hardly cracked a smile.


  • I m a big fan of Wodehouse and consider his writing marvellous in every way Well, perhaps every way except one Wodehouse novels are hard to read if you don t plug away at them consistently or devour them in one or two sittings The plots and characters are simply too similar to remember between one reading and the next, especially if you, like me, have read so many of his books There s always a Major or a Captain or a policeman in there somewhere, a stupid one There s a country estate There s an [...]


  • After reading a spate of Jeeves and Wooster books, Money for Nothing seems refreshingly, ummesh It could be I m a sucker for a book where the guy actually wants the girl Or maybe I was just in the mood for some character development Bertie Wooster, bless his heart, is a character from the start, but he doesn t seem to develop one smidgen from one book to the next In Money for Nothing, P.G Wodehouse doesn t have to worry about keeping Bertie just so , and his characters develop quite nicely from [...]


  • MONEY FOR NOTHING 1928 P G WodehouseThis was a typical Wodehouse of confusion and mayhem, once you got passed all the false starts in the story line It s almost as if the author was making it up as he went along, using his bag of tricks to fill in the blanks When he finally settled down, the story was about money and how to get it when the laws of the land were against you It seems that there was an heirloom law in England There may be one still for all I know This law specified that property on [...]




  • Wodehouse will always get in a few passages of beautifully written prose in every book But given his usually high standard, I was a little disappointed with this one For one thing, he gives dialogue to a dog, which just doesn t work Add to that that this book lacks some of his most well known and well loved characters, and I m afraid this isn t in the top half of what he s written.



  • Forget for a moment about Barth, Sterne and Pynchon, and this would be the funniest thing since Jerome K Jerome some 25 years older, in my case.


  • Finally got to really read and finish the book that has been on my reading shelf almost thru the year I read a PG Wodehouse after years and it was as charming and hilarious as ever complete with its eccentric characters, unconventional situations and madcap escapadesIt was like going back into time a lazy day, doing nothing, just enjoying the dry humour and style of writingThe plot centres around a fake burglary to claim insurance money and the title is apt as the attempt is to get money for not [...]


  • Quirky and fun, as usual for Wodehouse, but it s a plot he s done before and this time not nearly as solidly While I love Wodehouse s seeming haphazardness when it comes to storytelling, this one was one of those where it didn t quite work.


  • uses many of the recurring scenarios of Wodehouse s other stories mistaken identity, stolen valuables, forbidden love, but does it so well that it doesn t seem formulaic a really enjoyable read.




  • Wodehouse Always elevating to read Wodehouse Very entertaining book Difficult to leave till finished One of the very good non Jeeves book.


  • A standalone Wodehouse that doesn t disappoint A classic plot involving robbers, hidden identities, and lots of comedy.




  • I m wearying of Wodehouse, I m afraid I don t have a problem with the style like Stephen Fry, I m happy not to analyse the style and instead bask in its warmth and splendour but I m getting a bit fed up with the plots which are all pretty much the same.Well, I won t be the first to notice that, and I imagine many people enjoy the creative variations on the theme that Wodehouse weaves, but at the moment, I m not one of them.And I don t like the way he feels obliged to include American characters [...]


  • Another tip of the literary cap posthumously toward Sir Pelham If you enjoy the works of Wodehouse, you ll appreciate the way he stiches up his plot, using a tidy lover s knot wink, wink to dyed in the wool fans , at the very end.


  • When you read a lot of Wodehouse one after the other, it starts getting quite samey There is always a large countryside estate, there is a curmudgeonly lord or earl at the head of it, he has a good for nothing, dimwitted heir There is another older man who may or may not have indigestion There might be a straight man in there somewhere that we can root for, a girl who is a romantic interest, plus some Americans who may or may not be criminals Money for Nothing has all of this but it still manage [...]


  • Reading books by P.G Wodehouse is like going for high tea The spread may not constitute a full meal, but it will leave you with a sense of fulfillment This, I believe, is because of the elegance of the writing Wodehouse writes with a hint of Edwardian prose, but less than Saki s full fledged Edwardian style Unlike Saki, most of whose stories have a focal point towards their ending Wodehouse concerns himself completely with metaphors and similes about the appearances, habits and feelings of his c [...]


  • Money for Nothing sees the return of Wodehouse s favourite crook trio, Dolly the Dip, Soap Molloy and Chimp Twist whom we met previously in Sam the Sudden Soapy is of course attempting to sell shares in none existent oil wells but Ronnie Fish is convinced the only money to be made is in Night Clubs You can fuel some of the people all of the time and you can fuel all of the people some of the time He tells Soapy and Lester Carmody Soapy is thwarted in his attempts to sell to Lester as he cannot l [...]


  • Wodehouse at near his best in one of his will the manly but shy hero get the girl in the end light comedies Here, the hero is not called Bill, as seems usual hence the song by Wodehouse He s just my Bill, an ordinary guy, you d meet him in the street and never notice him c , but John.The action is mostly set at Rudge Hall, home to miser Lester Carmody and his nephews, and at Healthward Ho, a health farm run by Chimp Twist, along with his cohorts Soapy and Dolly Molloy, who all previously appeare [...]


  • No Wooster No Jeeves No Problem Of all the delightfully developed characters, I d like to think of Lester Carmody as an unscrupulous trader from the London Stock Exchange, from a bygone era Think Wolf Of Wall Street , done in, unfortunately, by the two pronged attack of a huge inherited wealth and placid country surroundings He s the somewhat poor imitation of Aunt Agatha in this story There is of course the parallel and simultaneous love story of John Carrol and that Wyvern girl I m sure it spe [...]


  • I will use this review for all the P G Wodehouse I have read I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars As I re read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P G Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing I m sure that th [...]


  • A delightfully entertaining Wodehouse novel from 1928 It s a classic farce set around a Worcestershire country estate, featuring two estranged neighbours, a trio of American crooks, one of whom runs a local health farm rejoicing in the name of Healthward Ho, an attempted insurance fraud, and, of course a thwarted but ultimately successful romance There are plenty of classic Wodehouse bon mots Mr Molloy uttered an odd, strangled sound like a far away cat with a fishbone in its throat being a part [...]


  • A Wodehouse I hadn t read before This is an early one, complete with a hero almost too strong and silent for his own good, a miserly uncle, a charming heroine, and the wonderful Americans Thomas Molloy and the always inventive Dolly There s a theft whose proceeds go astray, a feud between the uncle and the heroine s father, formerly best friends, an active dog who can t understand why people don t follow directionsHey, it s all good.


  • Typical of Wodehouse plots man in love with a girl who isn t interested until she thinks he isn t interested, criminals at a large country house pretending to be millionaires, a stingy man who plots to trick his insurance company, and an unreliable nephew who wants to buy in to a friend s night club I adore Wodehouse, but this one simply didn t hold my attention and I didn t laugh as much as a normally do at his books May try it again in a year or so and see if I feel differently.


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