Al Castello di Blandings sono in atto complicati intrighi: qualcuno ha messo gli occhi sull'Imperatrice di Blandings, la maestosa scrofa vincitrice di tanti premi, e intende sottrarla al legittimo e innamorato proprietario, il sempre più svanito Lord Emsworth. C'è poi l'inevitabile amore contrastato, questa volta tra una graziosa ereditiera americana e un curato londinese senza il becco di un quattrino. Deus ex machina della situazione è l'inimitabile Zio Fred, che manovra a suo piacimento i vari personaggi che si oppongono al lieto fine, peraltro inevitabile. Per lo Zio Fred sarà uno scherzo dipanare la matassa (o ingarbugliarla maggiormente), dato che la sua unica vocazione è, come lui stesso afferma, diffondere luce e dolcezza... anche se con metodi piuttosto eterodossi.
- ISBN: 8850260571
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 208
- Data di uscita: 01-07-2021
Once again Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, for fifth Earl of Ickenham spreads sweetness and light. A visit to Blanding Castle where Uncle Fred comes to the assistance of Clarence Elmsworth and the Empress. His horrible secretary Lavender Briggs and his pig man George Cyril Wellbeloved are
It's always a pleasure to dip back into the world of P.G. Wodehouse and, in such troubled times, doubly so. Service With a Smile (1961) is the final Uncle Fred novel and the 10th Blandings Castle novel. I was unsure if I'd read this one before or not and was delighted to discover this one was new to Leggi tutto
One of Wodehouse's novels about Blandings Castle, another one of those wonderful country estates filled with crabby gentlemen, mixed up engagements and calm, cool butlers. My favorite character is described like this. I wish this was a description of me, actually. I love it: "Of Frederick Altamon
Not the best Wodehouse I've read. Still pretty fun, though. Favorite quote: "Have you ever been engaged to two girls at the same time?" "Not to my recollection. Nor, now I come to think of it, do I know of anyone who has, except of course King Solomon and the late Brigham Young." "Well, that's what I a Leggi tutto
I really feel for Lord Emsworth! All he wants is to be left alone, to sit in his study or take strolls down to the pen to see his prize pig, The Empress of Blandings. But he is sadly surrounded by loud, annoying people who never seem to leave him in peace! Enter Uncle Fred, who manages in his rounda Leggi tutto
PG Wodehouse is so highly regarded by many readers that there must be something to him. But having read only two, Dr Sally and this one Service with a Smile , I find myself thinking these stories are enjoyable, well written, contain some amusing lines and pass the time amiably enough. Other people see Leggi tutto
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