Love Among the Chickens

Love Among the ChickensQuale Impresa Pu Sembrare Troppo Rischiosa All Audace E Candida Fantasia Di Ukridge, Uno Dei Personaggi Pi Vivi E Umani Creati Da Wodehouse Quale Ostacolo Pu Fermare La Sua Dinamica Esuberanza E Il Suo Scoppiettante Entusiasmo In Questo Che Forse Il Pi Noto Fra I Libri Giovanili Del Grande Umorista Inglese, Ukridge Ha Deciso Di Allevare Polli, Malgrado La Sua Totale Incompetenza In Materia Ne Deriveranno Incidenti Imprevedibili, Incontri Sentimentali, Situazioni Ingarbugliate Di Una Comicit Irresistibile Su Tutto Domina La Simpaticissima Ed Esuberante Personalit Del Protagonista, Il Vulcanico Ukridge Dalla Straordinaria Vitalit , Dall Ingenua Ma Discutibile Logica, Dalla Disastrosa Mancanza Di Tatto.

Hilaire Belloc,

[KINDLE] ✽ Love Among the Chickens ❁ P.G. Wodehouse –
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Love Among the Chickens
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • Italian
  • 03 August 2018
  • 9788842537137

10 thoughts on “Love Among the Chickens

  1. Marty Reeder says:

    With each book of Wodehouse s that I finish, it is always with a little bit of regret Even though P.G Wodehouse is attributed to over a hundred published works, I ve still got quite a bit of my life ahead of me, and it will be a sad day indeed when I ve run out of fresh Wodehouse books to read Oh well, at the very least I can start rereading, and hopefully by then my memory will be going bad, so each reread will feel just like new again Anyway, Love Among the Chickens is Wodehouse in true form, though I will admit that it was a bit of a deviation from the previous works of his that I have read so far Here, it seems, he has taken his story a tiny bit seriously than in his other works Instead of defaulting on the most ridiculously funny thing that he could think of, he appears to rein in at a couple of spots and put out some sincere emotions and descriptions within the plot There is, of course, nothing wrong with this, but it did seem just a bit off for Wodehouse, so I checked on something and found out that, sure enough, Love Among the Chickens was one of his earlier written works If I were to venture a speculation, I would say that this one has a lot of the fingerprints of an editor than Wodehouse s later works once he had established himself would have, because the tone is definitely subdued Again, Wodehouse is a great writer and acquits himself well no matter what direction he is steered, but I think that had he ...

  2. Praj says:

    Stanley Ukridge is no Jeeves,His eccentricities make others grieve.Garnet unlike Corky,Is dull and dorky.Phyllis is the one he loves,Woos her like a lonesome dove.Creditors swarm the farms,Rummaging chickens with their arms.Amongst a mass of satiric bliss,It is acceptable to give this a miss.

  3. Apatt says:

    We are most of us wise after the event When the wind has blown, we can generally discover a multitude of straws which should have shown us which way it was blowing Pearl of wisdom or gem of witticism Probably both You can always find memorable lines like this in any Wodehouse book, which is why reading his books is always worthwhile There are numerous Wodehouse books available in the public domain, to read or download for free online Unfortunately not all his books are in the public domain, in fact as far as I know there are only two Jeeves and Wooster books in Project Gutenberg s massive catalogue If you want to explore works of Wodehouse for free you will generally have to make do without this dynamic duo There are 42 Wodehouse titles listed at Project Gutenberg so the choice is almost bewildering I came to choose Love Among the Chickens because it is one of the very few Wodehouse titles formatted by the Standard Ebooks.Org, the formatting is very neat and superior to the same book formatted by Project Gutenberg not that Gutenberg does a terrible job Love Among the Chickens is the story of Jeremy Garnet, an author of pulp detective novels Just when Garnet is in need of a change of scene and inspiration his friend Stanley Ukridge entices him to assist him in a chicken farming venture in Combe Regis, in Dorsetshire Garnet readily agrees and while en route to Combe Regis he meets beautiful Phyllis Derrick and is immed...

  4. Evan Leach says:

    Love Among the Chickens represented Wodehouse s first foray into adult fiction Prior to Chickens, Wodehouse had focused on children s or young adult literature, mostly school stories set in English boarding schools These were often humorous, but one couldn t help but feel like Wodehouse was holding back a bit by fitting his tales to the tastes of younger readers Happily, that is not an issue with the present novel.In Chickens, a bored novelist Jeremy Garnet accepts an offer from his boorish friend Ukridge to assist with the latter s latest business misadventure, a chicken farm in Dorset Garnet signed on largely for the opportunity to play golf and swim in the sea, but ends up finding romance in the country as well Unfortunately, Ukridge s appalling behavior complicates things for our hero, forcing Garnet into a very unorthodox courtship.There is plenty of hilarity here the mercurial Ukridge and his sweet, loving wife, unconventional chicken farming, Ukridge Garnet s stoic, deadpan servant, and much I thought that this was notably funnier than Wodehouse s previous books, and the plot while simple was interesting and entertaining One note this book was apparently revised, perhaps substantially, by Wodehouse in 1921 I read the revised version, which appears to be the one most widely circulated today Perhaps the original 1906 version was less polished, but ...

  5. Bettie says:

    P.G.Wodehouse Love Among the Chickens Complete and unabridged Read by Jonathan CecilJonathan Cecil is my favourite reader for P G Wodehouse, mainly for his rich rounded vowels, but also because he reads them unabridged, and Wodehouse is an author who rarely wrote an unnecessary word Love Among the Chickens ope...

  6. Hákon Gunnarsson says:

    I ve said it before, and I expect to say it again, when I feel down Wodehouse is my go to guy Love among the Chickens is his first novel to feature Ukridge, who is not the most reliable character when it comes to business I think that is the politest way to describe him The storyteller is a not too successful novelist, who Ukridge manages to involve in his latest get rich fast scheme, building up a chicken farm where in Ukridge s mind the eggs will turn to gold.It is Wodehouse sixth novel, so it is pretty early on his career considering that he would pen 99 books It has a lot of the elements of his best work, romantic complications that I think only Wodehouse could come up with, crazy schemes, people with rich relatives they depend on for money, and funny situations His first books had been set in schools, but stories like this one made his name It is often laugh out loud funny,...

  7. Trevor says:

    I didn t enjoy this one nearly as much as the other Wodehouse novels I ve read recently.The main character is a bit dull and was not really enough of him to justify the story The story was a little too hard to believe I know, I know, all of the stories are hard to believe, but this one wasn t so much involved in that magical world Wodehouse normally creates and so when it went over the top it left me on the other side.There is an interesting remark made by one of the female characters that the narrator who is also a young novelist doesn t write very convincing female characters And, do you know what, none of the female characters in this book are at all convincing And now I think of it, I would doubt there would ever be a play called Wodehouse s Women Then again, in this book particularly, none of the male characters were very co...

  8. Emily says:

    A writer, his mooching friend and his friend s new wife start a chicken farm None of them knows anything about chickens, and hilarity ensues.The best thing about this book is Wodehouse s wordplay in the scenes with the animals, whether it s Bob the dog or that most sardonic of hens, Aunt Elizabeth No one does it better.When I looked up my favorite scene I had listened to this on a road trip on my kindle, I discovered that the one on my kindle was the original version from 1906 The audio book, read by the supremely talented Jonathan Cecil, was Wodehouse s revision from 1921 This is the version I would recommend reading, if for no other reason than my favorite scene, that of narrator Jeremy Garnet trying to catch the hen Aunt Elizabeth, was much funnier in the revised version.Ukridge, the mooching friend who always has a business scheme, is not my favorite of Wodehouse s characters he s funny enough, but I d rather read about Jeeves and Wooster or Lord Emswort...

  9. Jessica says:

    I kept thinking of Garnet as the hapless narrator but then it occurred to me he really isn t The things that are happening to him are happening because he s allowing them to He must know that having the father of the girl he loves nearly drowned so he can rescue the poor man can t end well He can plainly see that Ukridge is making a mess of things, yet he merely shrugs it ...

  10. Jon says:

    I d call this classic Wodehouse, if not quite up to his best and then I realize it s his first novel, written at age 25 Astonishing that he had his characteristic silliness of plot and perfection of tone right from the start Who else...

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