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Book Title: Pigs Have Wings: A Blandings Story|
The author of the book: P.G. Wodehouse
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 428 KB
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: October 1st 1991
ISBN 13: 9780140011708
Read full description of the books Pigs Have Wings: A Blandings Story:What have I learned from this book? Wodehouse gets lightyears of mileage out of the same basic plot time and time again. Pigs Have Wings has the same plot elements as the other Blandings Castle books:
1) a pig napping
2) a broken engagement
3) an imposter at the castle
Here's how it went down:
Sir Gregory Parsloe brings in a ringer for the Fat Pig contest in an effort to keep the Empress of Blandings from three-peating. Clarence, Earl of Emsworth, is outraged. Not only that, Parsloe's niece is the pig keeper at Blandings Castle and his fiancee is staying at Blandings. Uncle Galahad, smooth player that he is, decides to kidnap the Queen of Matchingham in retaliation. Through in subplots about three broken engagements and a detective at Blandings and you have a classic Wodehouse romp. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments in this one.
A few months later: I lent my girlfriend this book and she said she liked it was better than The Code of the Woosters. That's about the highest praise a Wodehouse book can get.
Read information about the authorSir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more 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 more 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).
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