Indiscretions of Archie Hardback
It wasn't Archie's fault, really. It's true he went to America and fell in love with Lucille, the daughter of a millionaire hotel proprietor ...and if he did marry her - well, what else was there to do?
From his point of view, the whole thing was a thoroughly good egg; but Mr. Brewster, his father-in-law, thought differently, Archie had neither money nor occupation, which was distasteful in the eyes of the industrious Mr. Brewster; but the real bar was the fact that he had once adversely criticized one of his hotels.
Archie did his best to heal the breach; but, being something of an ass, genus priceless, he found it almost beyond his powers to placate the 'man-eating fish' whom Providence had given him as a father-in-law...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 01/09/2009
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841591643
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Review by CatyM
Daniel Brewster is unimpressed with the Englishman who insults his New York hotel, even less impressed when said Englishman returns a couple of chapters later under the appellation Archie Moffam and married to the former Miss Brewster - and downright outraged when Archie causes chaos in his hotel with well-meaning schemes involving snakes, waiters, singers and painters. Is there anything young Archie can do that will please his irascible father-in-law?Not one of Wodehouse's greatest, and it sometimes reads a little like a succession of short stories rather than a single narrative, but it's a nice story with some appealing characters and chuckle-inducing moments.