- Title: Mulliner Nights
- Author: P.G. Wodehouse
- ISBN: 9781400079612
- Page: 165
- Format: Paperback
Mr Mulliner is the genial Scheherazade of the Anglers Rest, a bucolic English pub Each evening, sipping his Scotch and lemon, Mr Mulliner tells of an adventure that once befell a nephew, a cousin s son, or some other un stuffy younger relative Mr Mulliner s narratives showcase Wodehouse s particular genius for fetching whimsy and eccentric shenanigans.
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Another wonderful collection of stories from The Angler’s Rest. Here, for your enjoyment, are quotes from each tale:The Smile That Wins“There was enough of the financier to make two financiers. It was as if Nature, planning a financier, had said to itself: ‘We will do this thing well. We will not skimp.’”The Story of Webster“The real objection to the great majority of cats is their insufferable air of superiority. Cats, as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused [...]
So much as been said about this wonderful collection of stories that their is nothing new to add. The two part story with the cat, bloody hilarious. Websters story is a cross between a decadent tale infused with a gothic tale completely turned on its head.The second Cats Will Be Cats is pure slapstick.Enjoy!
P.G. Wodehouse. The man was a genius and one of the great writers of the 20th Century. Period. Boris Vian loved him. Pynchon, I bet, loves him. In fact I suspect he's a writer's writer. If not, then there is something wrong with contemporary writing. One can choose any title -and it's all the same. In one word, great! For whatever reason, I find Mulliner Nights my favorite. Why? I don't know why. All I can tell you is that it is a set of stories where Mr. Mulliner is in his favorite pub and he s [...]
Wow. I LOVED reading this book. Each story in this book is unique and I enjoyed reading them all. Simply awesome. :D Mr. Mulliner, his nephews and cousins never cease to amuse you. I wish The Anglers' Rest was real and I could visit it and give the almighty Mr. Mulliner a much deserved bow. I am smiling even while writing this review, such is the magic of P.G.Wodehouse! Hats off, sir!
This is collection of nine short stories, all told by Mr. Mulliner to his buddies (entourage) at the Anglers' Rest pub while he sips his hot Scotch and lemon. Each member of his audience is identified by his drink - Pint of Stout, Whisky Sour, Mild and Bitter. The stories are all about Mr Mulliner's relatives (usually nephews) and are triggered by comments made by his friends. The stories are most amusing, as one might expect, often involving hapless males in pursuit of bright young females.This [...]
Nothing deep here, but it was a fun collection of stories (my favorite being "Best Seller" which had such a sweet, happy ending!) and was nicely written and nicely British as well.
Very witty. Great use of language, after overlooking the obvious colonial undertones of the times. Excellent characterisation: this book is a wonderful study into human psychology through the lens of humour.
I have, over the years, read a lot of Wodehouse. I have read all the Jeeves & Wooster (and one hamfisted pastiche which came out a coupe of years ago), all of the Blandings, all of the Psmith; I have read anything Drones Club related, all of Uncle Fred, and many one-off novels. I have even read all of the School stories, and a couple of Plum's ill-considered autobiographical writings. What I have been sedulously avoiding, for reasons that are now unclear to me, are the Mulliner stories, the [...]
The real tabasco! Top hole! Wise not to mix metaphors, mind you. Putting tabasco in any of your holes not advised.This is a collection of stories told around the fireplace at the Angler's Rest pub by the loquacious but mild-mannered Mr. Mulliner. Each story features one of his relatives, each with a particular personal quirk or ill-starred circumstance.My fave in this stewpot is "Best Seller." A literary critic chap falls in love, making sure at first his intended has no intention of writing a r [...]
All sweetness and light here. Alas, it is the third and last book of Mulliner's anecdotes.
The main reason for me deciding to read this was the strength of the drunk cat illustration on the front. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed.
WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: PG wodehouse was recommended to me when I was asking a coworker about something like to listen to after having listened to some really heavy books. REVIEW: this is definitely an amusing book and one not to be taken too seriously. A good palate cleanser IN between some more heavyweight things. You will definitely find yourself chuckling a lot. I particularly liked a bit about the hypnotic powers of a cat. As a cat owner I know the run things.
Mulliner stories are always interesting with unusual topics and characters. Enjoyed reading these short and crisp stories which will lift your mood and provide good humour. Would recommend these stories for one and all
I enjoy Mulliner tales Wodehouse is never a feminist, but there are some more retrograde roles for women in a couple of the stories, which made it hard to enjoy unreservedly but all in all a great deal of fun.
Another collection of Mr. Mulliner stories. Some of these represent the author at his best, and none are anything less than entertaining. It's strictly a matter of personal preference that I enjoy Wodehouse novels more than the shorter works (excepting the Jeeves stories, of course.)
The style of writing just slays me. And I have to admit, I stole the way Wodehouse would write in minor characters as, "id a Port and Lemon" for my own novels.
Wodehouse. And cats.Really, what more is there to say?
Three things drew me to it. 1) It was under $5, 2) The cover has a cat drunk on whiskey on it, 3) I had just read Love Among the Chickens by Wodehouse, which was my first encounter with him, and found him hilarious. Given this trifecta, I couldn’t resist. I’m glad I didn’t, as this short story collection didn’t disappoint.Don’t worry about this being the third in a series. The only connection among the short stories is the main characters are all a Mulliner (or married to one). It was [...]
Reading Wodehouse on public transport inevitably leads to multiple stares being concentrated on one's person as one tries and fails miserably to keep spurts of laughter at bay. When Lancelot Mulliner's uncle, the Bishop of Bongo-Bongo, entrusts him with his cat Webster (as austere in personality as the Bishop) by means of a letter, he writes:"His advent, indeed, I venture to hope, will be a turning-point in your life. Thrown, as you must be, incessantly among loose and immoral Bohemians, you wil [...]
Here’s a book that glitters. It sparkles with humour and the quality of writing and the pure pleasure that comes across in the telling of this collection of tales.Mulliner hangs about in The Angler’s Rest chewing the fat, only there is no fat in the book, rather it’s all lean meat.Whatever the subject, Mulliner can relate a tale of one of his relatives who has experienced something similar.There are common threads that possibly relate to the gene pool: the wooing of a ladies, sturdy butler [...]
In the bar-parlour of the Angler’s Rest the efficient barmaid Miss Postlewaite was asking if the reading public had had enough of the Mulliner family after ‘Meet Mr Mulliner’ and ‘Mr Mulliner Speaking’. A Gin and Tonic ventured that ‘it would be criminal if the story of Webster the cat and his influence over young Edward Mulliner was not brought to the public attention’, ‘Surely the tale of Sacheverell Mulliner and his phobia of Headmasters should be committed to the printed medi [...]
After reading three books from Stephen Fry and daily blog posts from That Kind of Girl whose writing is very much inspired by the inimitable Wodehouse, it was time to test the waters.The trouble with Wodehouse is picking a title. With a career that spanned 70 years and produced close to 100 published novels and short story collections, it's difficult to know where to begin. My choice was made for me, however, as I came across a copy of Mulliner Nights for the princely sum of £2 tucked away on a [...]
This book is a simple, light and amusing read. Mr. Mulliner, here, is seen narrating the stories of his related mulliners (cousin, nephew, sister, uncle, etc) and their adventures. Its a collection of short stories, each based on a new protagonist, who, himself/herself is a mulliner. All of the stories involves different ways in which the the main character of the story, wins back his love. Almost every story start with a well set plan to be undertaken by the central character to work things out [...]
PWG in top form, including a pair of stories about Webster, a black cat with a vicarish mien until he discovers a taste for whiskey and turns full on bohemian. Webster's natural enemy is a tabby named Percy: "Orange of body and inky black of soul, he lay stretched out on the rug, exuding arrogance and hate… One could picture him stealing milk from a sick tabby."Wodehouse delivers the goods early and often:"The Lady Bishopess pursed her lips, displeased. She was a woman of ample and majestic bu [...]
Right-ho! At first, I was pretty disappointed when I realized that P.G. Wodehouse had written a book that was not about the inimitable Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, and that I was reading it. That lasted for about a page until a wave of good cheer came over me. Mulliner Nights is a series of stories told by a loquacious regular at the Angler's Rest by the name of Mulliner. There are no recurring characters between stories, although the theme of matrimonial difficulty between young lovers permeates [...]
I've heard before that P.G Wodehouse is funny, but it wasn't until half a story and a few laughs into the book when I realized just how funny. As anyone could expect when reading a book of short stories, there were some I liked more than others, but each one had an aspect I very much enjoyed. Sometimes it was the situations Wodehouse created and other times it was his delivery and clever use of vocabulary which captured my attention. Also for someone who likes cats, I was very happy to read two [...]
This collection of short stories, the third featuring Mr. Mulliner, is from 1933. It is very rewarding, and filled with many, many inventive phrases and jokes which remain fresh. There are no disappoinments in this volume, except perhaps the final short story, "Gala Night", which I could not really get into. It's possible that, by the time I reached "Gala Night", I was fatigued by the previous stories. Sometimes it's useful to take a break from Wodehouse, so that when you return to it, the livel [...]
Another lovely Wodehouse. This one is a collection of short stories told by Mr. Mulliner, as he sits in a little British pub, entertaining the patrons there. All the stories have to do with another Mulliner, an uncle, cousin, or whoever. Some of the stories I really loved and others not as much, but it was a great book.I'm kind of on a short story kick. I may never read a novel again. Short stories are just so gratifying. You can start and finish several in one night, and for me, it's a rare tre [...]
Very easy read. Separate chapters about Mulliner family members in amusing situations, I love the names given to characters in the Anglers' Rest based on their drinks: Pint of Stout, Whisky Sour, Pint of Bitter, Small Bass, Whisky and Splash, music-loving Stout and Mild, a grizzled Tankard of Stout, Stout and Bitter, Lemonade and Angostura, Draught Stout, a genial Sherry and Bitters, and finally the Sage of the bar-parlour. Usually stories about trying to woo and marry a lady without having any [...]
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