Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Due to a gaseous malfunction while simultaneously undergoing dental. Laughing Gas [P.G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.

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Set in Hollywood, where the Wodehouses lived in andLaughing Gas follows the adventures of Reggie Swithin, who has unexpectedly become the third Earl of Havershot after the supply of eligible uncles and cousins has given out. Laughing Gas by P. Reggie, our narrator and a recently ascended Earl, switches bodies with a child actor in Hollywood and farce abounds.

Laughing Gas

Reggie Havershot is sent on a mission as a newly appointed head of the family to rescue one of his cousins Egremont from the clutches of a ‘girl from Hollywood’ he’s about to marry much like Bertie Wooster is forced to many times in the Jeeves and Wooster series.

He has switched bodies with a precocious child film star called Joey Cooley, also under the influence of laughing gas in room the next door.

Reading Wodehouse is another. And except for the fact that the weather is very nearly always perfect these are down-to-earth novels of the age. Clever and witty, the book about the soul switching between an English aristocrat, and a wodehouxe Hollywood child star is something straight out of the movie world it pokes fun at.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Priya Gad actually agree with you! When they ‘come to’, they have switched bodies.

Yes, it seems the plot of having two people swap bodies was well used, gass when Wodehouse wrote about it. One of the funniest books by the master. Wodehouse books in that it involves some supernatural events which he usually doesn’t do. And except for the fact that the weather is very nearly always perfect these I have long cosidered Mr.

LAUGHING GAS by P. G. Wodehouse | Kirkus Reviews

Laughing Gas tells the story of the Earl of Havershot, better known as Reggie to his friends. So laughlng my troubles” English Choose a language for shopping.

On his way, Reggie meets the famous movie star April June.

Write a customer review. I have ordered a physical copy so that I can put markers on all the funny bits.

The biggest thing to make me laugh was the personality change of April June and her involvement in the kidnapping and the need for additional publicity to what she already had. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death.

Once in Hollywood, he completely forgets to look for Eggy until, one night, he bumps into him at a party that April June is giving. Or as the aforementioned Eggy says, on page 90 of the Everyman edition:. He finds out very quickly that he can beat Miss Brinkmeyer’s strict regime by climbing out of his bedroom window onto the roof of an outbuilding. This one was read to me out loud by my husband and we both laughed our way through.


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. Oct 07, Bert rated it it was amazing. A comprehensive bibliography and checklist.

This story is a satire on Hollywood full of facades and the story is a farce. Burwash, and also in the latter’s chair. I understand it was a different time and place, but really P. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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He is simply a genius, and one can learn a lot from this man. He goes meets and instantly falls in love with the famous acress, A I read it a long time ago and liked it. Not that I don’t agree with Dawkins’ points, just the obnoxious way he makes them I guess I should save all that for that book’s review.

For more on Wodehouse and this book see the web site at www. Barmy in Wonderland Collector’s Wodehouse. This is a small comic novel, pages, first published in the United Kingdom in and then in the United States. I think in one book, Jeeves manages to toss out Bertie’s loud socks without Bertie, who treasures the socks, risking an objection.

But you don’t keep reading to see what will happen next.