Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775456384
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Wodehouse does it again with Piccadilly Jim, a novel that picks up the story of overbearing gold-digger Nesta and her spoiled brat of a son, Ogden. In this caper tale, a scheme is hatched to fake Ogden's kidnapping. Will Nesta's nephew, the roustabout Jimmy Crocker, be able to pull off this nefarious plot?

Piccadilly Jim

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 9781465540690
Release Date: 1931
Genre: Piccadilly (London, England)

Piccadilly Jim by P G Wodehouse

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1092380345
Release Date: 2019-04
Genre: Fiction

The novel features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta (both previously encountered in The Little Nugget (1913). Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoilt and obnoxious. The story takes its title from the charismatic character of Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming playboy. 'Jim' is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, amongst much confusion involving imposters, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc. - all in the name of romance. Piccadilly Jim is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 24 February 1917 by Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, and in the United Kingdom in May 1918 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The story had previously appeared in the US in the Saturday Evening Post between 16 September and 11 November 1916.

Piccadilly Jim Webster s French Thesaurus Edition

Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 0497986779
Release Date: 2008-09-18

Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Piccadilly Jim by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the readerdecipher a words meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a diffic

Piccadilly Jim

Author: Pelham Grenville
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 153331702X
Release Date: 2016-05-21

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Piccadilly Jim

Author: Pelham G. Wodehouse
ISBN: OCLC:1072686483
Release Date: 1979

P G Wodehouse and Hollywood

Author: Brian Taves
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786484438
Release Date: 2015-01-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

Beloved British humorist P.G. Wodehouse produced a wealth of literature in his lengthy career, contributing novels, short stories, plays, lyrics and essays to the canon of comic writing. His work in film and television included two stints as a screenwriter in Hollywood in the 1930s, and his stories have been the basis for more than 150 film and television productions. He also wrote 20 stories and essays about Hollywood, satirizing the city and its entertainment magnates. This book studies P.G. Wodehouse’s extensive, but often overlooked relationship with Tinsel Town. The book is arranged chronologically, covering Wodehouse’s Hollywood career from his early efforts in silent film, to his later contributions in television, to his work adapted posthumously for the screen. Radio is covered as well, including a discussion of his internment in occupied France and his brief appearances on German radio. Reflecting Wodehouse’s international appeal, the book covers Wodehouse films and television in England, Germany, Sweden, and India. Also included are a comprehensive, detailed list of Wodehouse’s stories and articles about Hollywood, and a complete filmography of motion picture and television works to which he contributed or which were based on his stories.

It s the Pictures That Got Small

Author: Anthony Slide
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231538220
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Performing Arts

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner of director Billy Wilder, who once referred to the pair as "the happiest couple in Hollywood," collaborating on such classics as The Lost Weekend (1945) and Sunset Blvd (1950). In this annotated collection of writings taken from dozens of Brackett's unpublished diaries, leading film historian Anthony Slide clarifies Brackett's critical contribution to Wilder's films and Hollywood history while enriching our knowledge of Wilder's achievements in writing, direction, and style. Brackett's diaries re-create the initial meetings of the talent responsible for Ninotchka (1939), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942), Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend, and Sunset Blvd, recounting the breakthrough and breakdowns that ultimately forced these collaborators to part ways. Brackett was also a producer, served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Screen Writers Guild, was a drama critic for the New Yorker, and became a member of the exclusive literary club, the Algonquin Round Table. Slide provides a rare, front row seat to the Golden Age dealings of Paramount, Universal, MGM, and RKO and the innovations of legendary theater and literary figures, such as Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker. Through Brackett's keen, witty perspective, the political and creative intrigue at the heart of Hollywood's most significant films comes alive, and readers will recognize their reach in the Hollywood industry today.

Alamein to Zem Zem

Author: Keith Douglas
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571315468
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

'This is the only book from the Second World War comparable with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... When the battle of El Alamein began, the poet Keith Douglas was in Cairo with Divisional HQ. Eager not to miss the action, he took a truck and, against orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander throughout the whole of the allied advance across North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his story. Boyishness and inexperience give it flash-bulb immediacy... Scenes of unforgettable pity and terror unfold... Everything, from flowers carpeting the desert in winter to vanquished enemies, is seen with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian This Faber Finds edition of Keith Douglas's classic work - originally published two years after his death in Normandy in 1944 - includes a new preface by the novelist Richard Skinner.

P G Wodehouse

Author: Eileen McIlvaine
Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015019471369
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism

Costume Design in the Movies

Author: Elizabeth Leese
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486134291
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Ellis Island s Famous Immigrants

Author: Barry Moreno
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439620038
Release Date: 2008-01-16
Genre: Social Science

Since 1776, millions of immigrants have landed at America’s shores. To this day, their practical contributions are still felt in every field of endeavor, including agriculture, industry, and the service trades. But within the great immigrant waves there also came plucky and talented individualists, artists, and dreamers. Many of these exceptional folk went on to win worldly renown, and their names live on in history. Ellis Island’s Famous Immigrants tells the story of some of the best known of these legendary characters and highlights their actual immigration experience at Ellis Island. Celebrities featured within its pages include such entrepreneurs as Max Factor, Charles Atlas, and “Chef Boyardee”; Hollywood icons Pola Negri, Bela Lugosi, and Bob Hope; spiritual figures Father Flanagan and Krishnamurti; authors Isaac Asimov and Kahlil Gibran; painters Arshile Gorky and Max Ernst; and sports figures Knute Rockne and Johnny Weissmuller.

Meet Mr Mulliner

Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409063711
Release Date: 2009-05-27
Genre: Fiction

Classic Mulliner stories from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century Sitting in the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, Mr Mulliner has fabulous stories to tell of his extraordinary behaviour and far-flung family. This includes Wilfred, whose formula for Buck-U-Uppo enables elephants to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance. 'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour. - Stephen Fry 'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks 'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes

Young Men in Spats

Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409067238
Release Date: 2010-03-23
Genre: Fiction

Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes nonexistent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through rather than round Marble Arch. These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. In them you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - including, for the first time, his future hero Uncle Fred. The collection is widely regarded as one of Wodehouse's best and includes one of his own favourites, 'The Amazing Hat Mystery'.

A Vatican Lifeline 44

Author: William Simpson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781473820227
Release Date: 1995-05-23
Genre: History

It is a widely held belief that the Italians in the Second World War failed ti win much in the way of marital glory. But the scoffers tend to overlook the fact that most Italians had little or no feeling of animosity towards the Allies, and to wage war against an enemy with whom you have no quarrel is a contradiction in terms. How real this contradiction was is vividly portrayed in William Simpson's dramatic account of him time in Rome after the downfall of Mussolini and Italy's withdrawal from the war in September, 1943, when thousands of Allied Prisoners of War, let loose in surrendered Italy, fell prey to occupying Nazi forces. Simpson, an escaped POW, managed, after some hair-raising adventures, to find his way to Rome and soon discovered how wide spread was the support of the Italians for the Allies and how deep-seated their hatred of the Nazi's. His adventures during the months before the Allies finally liberated Rome, helping to house and feed hundreds of Allied prisoners on the run, make compulsive reading and leave no one in doubt of the extraordinary bravery of the many Italians who came to their aid. But the outstanding hero of this dramatic story is Monsignor O'Flaherty, who, with remarkable sang froid, used the somewhat precarious neutrality of the Vatican where he was employed to help Simpson and his fellow fugitives.