Leave It to Psmith

Leave It to Psmith One of the most perennially popular of all the Wodehouse titles A debonair young Englishman Psmith the p is silent as in phthisis psychic and ptarmigan has quit the fish business even though ther

  • Title: Leave It to Psmith
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9781400079605
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • One of the most perennially popular of all the Wodehouse titles.A debonair young Englishman, Psmith the p is silent, as in phthisis, psychic, and ptarmigan has quit the fish business, even though there is money in fish, and decided to support himself by doing anything that he is hired to do by anyone Wandering in and out of romantic, suspenseful, and invariably hilaOne of the most perennially popular of all the Wodehouse titles.A debonair young Englishman, Psmith the p is silent, as in phthisis, psychic, and ptarmigan has quit the fish business, even though there is money in fish, and decided to support himself by doing anything that he is hired to do by anyone Wandering in and out of romantic, suspenseful, and invariably hilarious situations, Psmith is in the great Wodehouse tradition.

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    1. P.G. Wodehouse

      Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.

    664 thoughts on “Leave It to Psmith”

    1. Ronald Psmith ( the P is silent) needs a job, he has just quit a good position in the fish market working for his dedicated uncle, who was stunned, can you imagine developing a strange malady against aquatic creatures ? Neither can ISmith, pardon me, Psmith, puts a want ad in the newspaper, this book being written and set in London in the early 1920's, that gets him on the front page, implying anything for money even less than honest work, can be negotiable . Most readers are amused, a few send [...]


    2. In trying to explain to my husband exactly why I find Wodehouse so laugh-out-loud funny, I used this passage: "One uses the verb 'descend' advisedly, for what is required is some word suggesting instantaneous activity. About Baxter's progress from the second floor to the first there was nothing halting or hesitating. He, so to speak, did it now." This is a brilliant example of Wodehouse's ability to put it just so, - how can you explain this any better? "Planting his food firmly on a golf-ball w [...]


    3. Why oh why did I wait to read one of Wodehouse's Psmiths? Psmith is a character that resides somewhere between Wooster and Jeeves in temperament and intellect. He's overly confident, but he's got a bit of the old grey matter to back it up. Sometimes he's a little too sure of himself and takes one step too far, too fast. However, Psmith is clever enough to extract himself from the soup before he sinks in too deep. The setting is good old Blandings Castle. So, while Psmith was an unfamiliar charac [...]


    4. [9/10] It is the opinion of most thoughtful students of life that happiness in this world depends chiefly on the ability to take things as they come. When his life starts to smell too strongly of Fish, Psmith feels the need for a change of scenery. I have become acquainted with Psmith (the 'P' is silent) during his college days at Wreckam where he dazzled his colleagues with his nonchalant atitude, his well-cut suits, his ability to fast-talk his way out of the troubles brought about by his love [...]


    5. This was a delightful book, quintessential Wodehouse. The hero, Psmith ("the p is silent, as in phthisis, psychic, and ptarmigan"), is a triumph of characterization, urbane, resilient, clever, utterly unflappable, altogether unlike Bertie Wooster (perhaps somewhat closer to Jeeves, though not a valet), from the same pen. I believe that this is only one of a series of novels PFW wrote featuring Psmith, and I would love to read more.I struggle to understand and describe what makes Wodehouse such a [...]


    6. Reading P. G. Wodehouse can dispel the clouds, bring tulips into bloom in the dead of winter, make adorable putti with parchment scrolls fly around your head, and elicit a hardy laugh at all times. If you have never read Wodehouse, I am deeply sorry for you.Leave It to Psmith is not the best of his novels, but it is as good a place to start exploring his inexhaustible array of country houses, eccentric gentry, American gunmen and their molls, deranged poetesses, rank impostors, hateful and effic [...]


    7. Word goes 'round the net . . . Don loves this book!I highly recommend this one over all of the Jeeves and Wooster novels. Psmith must have been the inspiration for Bugs Bunny, not in the sense of wacky antics, but more in his ability to talk himself into or out of any situation. Psmith's misplaced self-confidence is the perfect vehicle for Woodhouse's dry British humor. The language alone is worth experiencing.


    8. Η πορεία μουΔιάβασα το μισό βιβλίο (σελ. 1-164) σε μια βδομάδα και το υπόλοιπο μισό (σελ. 164-328) σε δύο μόνο μέρες. Αυτό θα οφείλεται λογικά στο ότι άρχισε να γίνεται πιο ενδιαφέρον στο δεύτερο μισό και πιθανόν στο ότι πίεσα λίγο τον εαυτό μου να το τελειώσω.Αυτή ήταν η πρώτη μου επ [...]


    9. Idyllic Blandings Castle is to play host to literary guests, including poets and poseurs, much to Lord Emsworth's dismay. His sister, Lady Constance Keeble, organises their arrival at Blandings, mostly for her own amusement. Lady Constance owns a valuable diamond necklace that she wishes to wear at the house party. Word of this necklace gets about! The entangled plot involves imposters, secretaries, poets, burglars, butlers, maids and a budding romance.Wodehouse writes with beautiful description [...]


    10. After a long gap of a decade or so, delving into the world of Wodehouse again. And boy, aren't I glad that I chose this book? I love PSmith, I love lord Emsworth, and seeing the two meet each other under hilarious circumstances was heavenly. Freddie too was his usual charming self. I thoroughly enjoyed this repeat read, perhaps for the third or fourth time, and I advocate this one as a pickmeup for anyone feeling a bit low.


    11. If Lord Emsworth, Hon Freddie and Psmith combine in one novel, the result can be nothing but a human correspondence course in idiosyncrasy.Greatly enjoyed this novel despite a significant plot-hole in the middle of the plot, which in any other novel would have kept me from completing it. As Wodehouse himself says, 'A humorist has his privileges'.


    12. Leave it to Psmith is probably the best of the best as far as P.G. Wodehouse goes. If only he'd written more than four Psmith books.


    13. Leave it to Psmith is the first of the Psmith series and the second of the Blanding series. When Freddie Threepwood is at a loss for money, he doesn't do something simple like trying to borrow from his friends or family. Oh no! He concocts a plan to steal his aunt's necklace, and sets into flow a series of events over which he no longer has any control. Fate, Wodehouse's biggest ally, is in full fledged quirkiness and can no longer be trusted.When Psmith arrives at Blandings Castle masquerading [...]


    14. Like quite a few second instalments of crime series - or perhaps any type of popular series I'm less acquainted with - Leave It To Psmith has distinct similarities, in plot, in certain scenes, in paragraphs describing recurring characters, to its predecessor among the Blandings books. Sheer momentum, pithy phrases of dry wit, and the curious loveability of characters who might actually be hard work if we had to deal with them IRL carry it along regardless. However, it does occasionally pale by c [...]


    15. No one does British humor better than P.G. Wodehouse. His books consistently make me laugh out loud. Best known for the Jeeves and Bertie Wooster series (which is also excellent), Wodehouse wrote over 90 books in his career as well as a few different series. One of these series were the Psmith books. In my opinion, Psmith (pronounced "Smith," with the "p" being silent but giving proper distinction)is his most eccentric, charming, and original character. Because Psmith is so original and clever a [...]


    16. Hilarious! This was my first encounter with PSmith and it was extremely satisfactory. From the word go so many things were happening till the very end. This was the best of the few Wodehouses Ive read recently.



    17. Aw, I love this book so much! It's just perfect in every way. And I dare you not to love Psmith - he's the best chap ever ^_^.


    18. This is probably one of my favorite Wodehouse books now. This was part of the Blandings Castle series. I love the character Psmith! Also Lord Emsworth. Perfectly smashing!


    19. Wodehouse. He is a genius. Please know that I do understand what the word "genius" implies, and in his field, this man was a genius. Yes, he is funny. That is now far beyond scrutiny. Yes, he has some pretty clever ideas for stories. But both of these things only give a very limited vision as to the magnitude of his abilities. He knows just how to turn a phrase. A simile, a statement of fact, a single, simple description--these are things that Wodehouse knows how to convert from the mundane, ord [...]


    20. Reading Wodehouse is pure bliss. His writing style seems simple but it is not. Wodehouse is a genius and he painstakingly creates humor out of ordinary everyday situations. It is not slap stick, satire or comic. It is pure unadulterated humor. Reading Wodehouse is the best stress buster and anti-depressant. He doesn’t claim to very highly literary writing prowess. In his own words “I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignori [...]


    21. Hands down, one of PG Wodehouse's best books, and - at almost 300 pages - with a surprisingly negligible amount of garrulous padding. And the title character, Psmith? As verbose as they come, yet so full of charm, you cannot help but like the guy. Humour, love, assumed identities, misunderstandings - in short, everything we love about Wodehouse's books - it's all here. And to top it all off, one of the best endings I've read: all wrapped up neatly, and oh so perfectly. A gem!


    22. So, I read a lot of Wodehouse when I was. fourteen? fifteen? sixteen? I don't remember. Some time during adolescence. And I did what I used to do a lot back then, which was find an author I enjoyed, and read EVERYTHING by them, and then get sick of them and never return. For years whenever Wodehouse came up I would simultaneously grin and groan. It's a strange disconnect to enjoy something so thoroughly as to be utterly done with it forever. (I have the same thing with Terry Pratchett, which mak [...]


    23. Well, I'm a big fan of Jeeves and Wooster and I like the Blandings Castle books I've read so far, but this one was just so-so. I kept asking myself why I wasn't enjoying it more and I think the problem was Psmith. These books are meant to be zany fun, and Psmith is mostly dull. I also didn't like the way he started out just flat out lying to people - I don't care how much he wanted to be with Eve, who was dull too. There wasn't enough of the funny folks like Freddy and Lord Emsworth and there wa [...]


    24. Have we mentioned before that we love P.G. Wodehouse? No? Hummmm, well, our research department is woefully underfunded and we’re far too lazy to delve back into the archives ourselves Just in case, we’ll mention it again. We love P.G. Wodehouse.Fed up with the fish trade, eccentric good guy, Ronald Psmith is keen on a career change. To facilitate this urge, he takes out a classified add offering a rather ambitious range of services:“Leave it to Psmith. Psmith will help you. Psmith is read [...]


    25. My dad was always after me to read P.G. Wodehouse, particularly the Psmith novels. Dad would say, "The P is silent like in swimming."LEAVE IT TO PSMITH is by far my favorite Wodehouse novel. Chasing a girl, Psmith follows her to a mansion, where he blithely impersonates a poet to gain access.When I first read this in college, during a lazy day when I had spare moments, I laughed so hard at one of the descriptions that I fell out of bed. I remember wheezing uncontrollably on the floor until it ac [...]


    26. A laugh a line is what makes it a riot of raucous laughter. Psmith( P silent as in Psychology), with his entourage of friends, acquaintances, buffoons and imposters sets the stage for non stop guffaws at Lord Emsworth's Blandings Castle. Each of the characters have singular obsessons; like Lord Emsworths passion for his garden, Lady Constanance for the company of poets, Threepwood for movies only to be matched by the singular aversion for fish by Psmith.The setting of Wodehouse's novels in the p [...]


    27. 4.5 starsWhat a relief to read something genuinely funny and enjoyable! P.G. Wodehouse is incredible. Leave it to Smith is a rambling, interconnected story about a diamond necklace, several schemes to steal said necklace, and a man named Psmith (the P is silent) hired to assist with those schemes. Though I suppose Psmith is the main character, the novel does an incredible job narrating several plot points and providing a great, entangled romp of a story.If I have one complaint, it would be that [...]


    28. Wodehouse is the genius of British humor. I can't believe I've existed for twenty years without ever reading his books before. What was wrong with me? Needless to say, if you have yet to read any of his thoroughly delightful works, fix that before you're a month older. Do. It. His writing is hysterical and a breath of fresh air. But be warned, reading Wodehouse whilst cooking a meal is a bad idea. Not if you want your food to survive.


    29. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read any Wodehouse, so when I saw this at the library book sale, I picked it up and was immediately taken with the line “the ‘p’ is silent, as in pshrimp.” This is just what one would expect: mistaken identity, an absent-minded peer, an imperious dowager, young love, a fluttering poetess, laugh-out-loud lines, and a picturesque English manor as the main setting.


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