A Prefect's Uncle #2020

A Prefect's Uncle P.G. Wodehouse A Prefect s Uncle At Beckford College where the pupils seem to be spending most of their time playing cricket Gethryn is faced with this younger uncle arriving at the school The novel takes place at the fictional Bec

  • Title: A Prefect's Uncle
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
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  • Page: 240
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  • A Prefect's Uncle P.G. Wodehouse At Beckford College, where the pupils seem to be spending most of their time playing cricket, Gethryn is faced with this younger uncle arriving at the school.The novel takes place at the fictional Beckford College, a private school for boys The action begins with the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the oldAt Beckford College, where the pupils seem to be spending most of their time playing cricket, Gethryn is faced with this younger uncle arriving at the school.The novel takes place at the fictional Beckford College, a private school for boys The action begins with the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older Bishop Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer, and popular figure in the school His arrival, along with that of another youngster who becomes a servant to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches Marriott walked into the senior day room, and, finding no one there, hurled his portmanteau down on the table with a bang The noise brought William into the room William was attached to Leicester s House, Beckford College, as a mixture of butler and bootboy.
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    1. A Prefect s Uncle is Wodehouse s second book, first published in 1903 Like Wodehouse s other early work, this is a school story a tale set at an English boarding school, probably written with younger readers in mind Gethryn has a pretty great thing going at Beckford College he s a good athlete, popular, and a school prefect But his world turns upside down when his uncle, a younger boy named Reginald Farnie, shows up at school and promptly causes all kinds of problems I was impressed by how much [...]

    2. Not much of a plot in this one I hope you re a cricket fan if you read it It looks like from many of the reviews that this is nowhere near what Wodehouse s popular works are like, so I won t write him off completely Plus, you have to give someone a second chance when Douglas Adams has called him the greatest comic writer ever Some bits of this book here and there were delightful to read, but most was beastly That would be one of the delights of the book for me, whenever someone called something [...]

    3. this is of a novella, and apparently one of Wodehouse s early works He does the pommy sort of banter he is famous for, but does so much better in his later stories His writing is unabashedly British, and if you don t understand the school system, cricket jargon , and the class system of the times, you should probably find an annotated version elsewise just enjoy the works.

    4. The book is filled with cricket terms It is early Wodehouse, one of his school tales, flashes of Wodehouse wit.Wodehouse is the master This is an early school tale It is all about cricket, with lots of cricket terminology There are flashes of the Wodehouse similes and wit coming in later books.

    5. This book definitely keeps the Wodehouse que humour that keeps you smiling throughout the story But not the best of Wodehouse at least I expected a bit , still its good enough for a gloomy afternoon read.

    6. Only interesting for Wodehouse fans and even then, probably not so much Wodehouse is great but don t start here

    7. A Prefect s Uncle was the second book that P G Wodehouse had published As with The Pothunters it is a story which features boys at a school as the main characters It was first published in the U.K on September 11, 1903, and this time it takes place at Beckford College Though in some ways improved over his first published book, there are many of the same problems with this story as existed in his first book.This story focuses on Gethryn, the new Prefect of Leicester s House at Beckford college Th [...]

    8. A Prefect s Uncle was P G Wodehouse s second school novel based on the occupants of Beckford College rather than St Austin s of his The Pothunters debut Little distinguishes the two public schools and the schoolboys them selves are cast from the same die Wodehouse s change of location serves very little apart from giving himself the nightmare of thinking up names.The Prefect of the title is Bishop Gethryn and his Uncle is the younger Farnie whom embarrasses his nephew with his constant ragging [...]

    9. The book has a lot of schoolboy slang that took some getting used to, including the term fag , which from context, cleary did not carry the same meaning as the contemporary American usage of the term I even looked it up because I was curious Apparently it means a younger pupil in a British public school required to perform certain menial tasks for, and submit to the hazing of, an older pupil And it looked like it was a pretty formal relationship back in the day, so in that sense, I don t even kn [...]

    10. A Prefect s Uncle was P G Wodehouse s second publication and was first released in 1903 This isn t a novel with a single plot featuring a hero and a heroine in fact no female characters appear but is rather a series of events, featuring several characters, held together with a stream of continuity.This is nothing like the tales Wodehouse would become famous for writing but his unique style is apparent nonetheless The story is set in an all boys college Most characters are aged 17 18, except for [...]

    11. Very early Wodehouse, his second book Only really of value when he gives a hint of the greatness that was to come A public school novel with fairly uninteresting characters The prefects uncle by the way is younger than his nephew and unaccountably is dropped from the narrative in the second half of the book The book opens with one of the characters talking to the school caretaker, the pupil is a bit of what Wodehouse would come to call a buzzer It makes a charming and hopeful first page but soon [...]

    12. Wodehouse s second novel, published in 1903 The hilarious tone he is loved for hasn t developed much yet this is a predictable public school tale of adolescent boys virtues and proper manners, sort of along the lines of Tom Brown s Schooldays The setting is Beckford, a public school A harbinger of the conniving lad that will become a staple in many later Wodehouse tales can be found in the character Farnie There is quite a lot of slang discussion of cricket matches in the dialogue here as well a [...]

    13. One of Wodehouse s early novels set in English public schools, and probably aimed at boys of prep school age The tale concerns the difficulties of a prefect when a young reprobate enrolls in in his school and turns out to be his uncle The story is told as a series of episodes These early boys books have their charms, but comparing them to the author s later works for adults would not be fair You probably shouldn t attempt this if you don t have at least a Harry Potter familiarity with English bo [...]

    14. It s not only humor and the turn of phrases that are trademark Wodehouse in this book Wodehouse always projects the feeling that nothing really bad can happen in his world than that, nothing really bad can even be imagined That s what makes all his books so restful and worth reading even if they don t yet have the many layered plot and subtle brilliance of the best in Jeeves or Blandings series The outlook of a happy schoolboy that he managed to retain through his entire literary career.

    15. Many Wodehouse fans do not care for his school stories, dismissing them as mere juvenilia I am not among their number There is nowhere on earth Plum was happier or comfortable than the studies and cricket pitches of the British public school, and it shows.This is a particularly early effort and structurally, it shows It is not sound It rattles along, like Gethryn s bicycle with the punctured tire But it has lovely Wodehousian sentences and boys and cricket and pretty much does what it says on t [...]

    16. Even though this is very different from Wodehouse s later novels, I must say I rather liked it I didn t care too much for the play by plays, being unfamiliar with the sports he describes, but otherwise I enjoyed it It is reassuring to note that there have always been, and doubtless will always be bullies, brats, supercilious fools and other rotters in all schools That is my observation as a retired educator As a Wodehouse fan, I have to admire his writing in this earlier form.

    17. This is one of Wodehouse s school stories It involves the students of Beckford college participating in various activities, cricket being one of the most important apart from football and writing poetry for the ones in Upper Fifth This book is for light reading and it is a better if the reader is well aware of the rules of the game of cricket and football, because few chapters concentrate on the conditions on the field when these games are being played.

    18. One of Wodehouse s early, public school works, the blow by blow descriptions of cricket matches at least I think that s what they were make for slow going the flashes of wit that later became synonymous with Wodehouse s writing are especially welcome when they surface The prefect s uncle himself a delightfully underhanded and conniving character disappears after the first third of the book, disappointing this reader.

    19. It is basically all right Wodehouse is still writing school stories I don t really go for descriptions of fictional sporting events, of which there is a lot Wodehouse is still an apprentice and hasn t discovered the things that will make him great Though, the beginning about the uncle is quarky and fun It is a solid piece of writing.

    20. Putting aside the full length cricket extravaganza the dynamics of happenings an human vices are full of humor and Wodehouses trademark happy ending will put you in a good mood every time.g a person of zero knowledge of cricket it is hard to follow the thread of thought sometimes sadly in this one cant help feeling thats shes missing something of the story

    21. All I can say is that this could be the maestro s worst ever written Though it did start off well initially and raised few good laughs, it meandered and meandered to turn out to be a damp squib Its about a School, its houses and cricket matches amongst the houses School boy kinships, rivaleries and wode house mark goof ups though not so good and many of them Absoulutely an avoidable read.

    22. My attempt to burn my way through Wodehouse s prolific writing has hit a snag the first book The Pothunters, 1902 is dull, and this second book A Prefect s Uncle, 1903 is better, but not great It gives some good insights into British boarding schools at the dawn of the 20th century, but can only be truly enjoyed by fanatical fans of cricket and rugby.

    23. Die hard fans of Wodehouse might consider reading this book, but few others will find it worth reading Without some familiarity with cricket you should not read this book, but I m fairly certain that even if I d liked the sport I should not have particularly liked the book One of Wodehouse first books, but most certainly not one of his best.

    24. Secondary school upper classman finds out his mother s brother has enrolled in the private school, oh, the embarrassment, but the new boy is a rowdy sort who causes all kinds of problems for his nephew Compelling and humorous situations that young men face as they push on to adulthood.

    25. P.G Wodehouse is very good with characters I ve read oodles of books that had characters I couldn t care less about, but I m only part of the way into this book, and I can t wait to see what happens next to the characters, because I care about them.

    26. Not a bad English public school yarn Bishop has younger uncle arrive at Beckford and steal money forcing hero to chase at cost of cricket match Bit of ok Much language of the period 1903 , spiffing, ragged etc Typical Wodehouse Nice to have no sex, violence etc.

    27. One of his early school boy stories, before he found his distinctive voice Still, there were glimmers here and there of what was to come.

    28. More of the same sort as the last one, with equal charm but feeling keenly the loss of Dallas and his friend from the last book.

    29. A benign view of life in Engli h public chools at the beginni of the XX century, in Wodehou e s plea ant humour.

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