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Indiscretions of Archie.

Indiscretions of Archie. PG. Wodehouse. Everyman. [pounds sterling]10.99. 279 pages. ISBN 978-1-84159-164-3. Barmy in Wonderland. PG. Wodehouse. Everyman. [pounds sterling]10.99. 226 pages. ISBN 978-1-84159-162-9. Everyman continues its superb edition of Wodehouse with these two new titles, both of which are variations on the theme of the transatlantic marriage, a theme which dates back to Trollope and Henry James but is here mixed with Wodehouse's particular brand of humour. Indiscretions of Archie was first published in 1921 and is set mainly in New York City where the hapless English suitor fumbles his way through a romance. The second title, Barmy in Wonderland did not appear until 1952. It allowed Wodehousc a chance to use his fascination with the stage and musical comedy in particular. As always, both volumes are well presented and offer very good value for money. (T.A.L.)

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