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Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money by P. G. Wodehouse
By: (1818-1975)

Uneasy Money is a delightful comedy of errors by P. G. Wodehouse that will leave you chuckling from start to finish. The story follows the charming but financially troubled Lord Dawlish as he is thrust into a web of misunderstandings and mistaken identities while trying to win the affections of the lovely Claire Fenwick. Wodehouse's witty dialogue and clever plot twists keep the reader engaged throughout, and the colorful cast of characters add depth and humor to the story. While the premise may seem simple, Wodehouse's expert storytelling and sharp wit elevate Uneasy Money into a charming and entertaining read that is sure to leave a smile on your face. Highly recommended for fans of classic comedy and light-hearted fiction.

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Uneasy Money is a romantic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse, published during the First World War, it offers light escapism. More romantic but only a little less humorous that his mature works, it tells of the vicissitudes of poor Lord Dawlish, who inherits five million dollars, but becomes a serially disappointed groom.

When the story opens Bill (Lord Dawlish, a thoroughly pleasant man) is engaged to a demanding actress. His first thought when hearing of his massive legacy from a stranger whose tendency to slice he once cured on a West Country golf course is of the disappointed relatives. His trip to the USA attempting to give back the windfall results in complication after complication, including firearms and burglaries as well as the usual human misunderstandings that accompany any human life.

Uneasy Money was first published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post in the USA from December 1915, and in the UK in Strand Magazine starting December 1916. It first appeared in book form on March 17, 1916 by D. Appleton & Co., New York, and later in the UK (on October 4, 1917) by Methuen & Co., London.

A silent, black-and-white film version was made in 1918.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 15, 2014
Subject: Uneasy Money
Great book with interesting plot and likeable characters. Great reader too!
Reviewer: - February 6, 2013
Subject: Uneasy Money
Funny story and the narration was very well done. Highly recommend this book.
Reviewer: - November 9, 2012
Subject: Uneasy Money
Lovely early Wodehouse read brilliantly well by the same reader throughout.

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