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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade); 1st Mariner Books Ed edition (14 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618056831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618056835
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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By A Customer on 10 Sept. 2002
Format: Paperback
This little gem concerns the efforts of two impecunious young men to keep their heads above water and find true love in post-war London. Wodehouse excels himself with a plot even more convoluted than usual, the characters (all of whom are new to this book) are well-realised, the Wodehouseian bon mots flow thick and fast and, well, what more is there to say? It's a surprise that nobody's picked this up for adaptation into a TV miniseries. The only flaw is that the ending, whilst being entirely satisfactory in terms of the plot, and extremely funny to boot, is rather abrupt. An extra chapter of denoument would have gone down well. However, this is but a minor quibble, and does not prevent Big Money from being exceptionally good even by the lofty standards of P.G. Wodehouse.
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By Lonya TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 May 2006
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So says John Dos Passos in `The Big Money", Volume III of his USA Trilogy. Just as Benjamin Disraeli saw two nations in mid-19th century Britain ("who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws...the rich and the poor"), John Dos Passos saw two nations in the United States in the roaring 1920s.

Dos Passos is one of the U.S.'s (sadly) lesser known literary giants of the 20th-century. At the height of his fame in the 1930s he found himself on the same pedestal as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner. The first two volumes of the USA Trilogy (42nd Parallel and 1919) were enormous successes. By the time "The Big Money" was released in 1936, Jean-Paul Sartre hailed him as "the greatest writer of our time". Edmund Wilson's review went so far as to claim that Dos Passos was "the first of our writers, with the possible exception of Mark Twain, who has successfully used colloquial American for a novel of the highest artistic seriousness." Dos Passos' literary reputation began to change during the Spanish Civil War. Dos Passos, along with Hemingway and many other literary figures including George Orwell made his way to Spain to assist in the Republican cause. Like Orwell, Dos Passos was deeply affected by the brutal infighting amongst Republican supporters. In the case of Dos Passos he was deeply distressed by murder of a friend (anarchist and Johns Hopkins Professor Jose Robles) apparently executed by Stalinist cadres for his nonconforming radicalism. Hemingway mocked Dos Passos for his unmanly concern for his friend. Hemingway's friends and most of the hard left literary community joined in. It is no surprise that Dos Passos' next book was criticized severely.
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Format: Paperback
In Adjacent houses in Wodehouse's suburban ideal Valley Field, Berry Conway and Lord Biskerton are residing. Berry is in love with Ann Moon whom is engaged to Lord Biskerton who in turn is in love with Ann's friend whom also lives in Valley Field. Berry is currently employed by Lord Biskerton's uncle T. Patterson Frisby whom is keen for the Biscuit to marry the very wealthy Miss Moon but equally keen to prize Berry's shares in the Dream Come True cooper mine away from him before he realises their incredible value. Mr Hoke and his college Captain Kelley are equally keen to financially gain from the cooper mine and are willing to hold up the majority of Valley Fields up at gun point to make dreams come true.

Only Wodehouse will be able to ensure the couples are righted and that the shares ensure they will never have to do anything as squalid as work to ensure there place in this, the best of all possible worlds. A Wodehouse comedy that stand alone and doesn't rely on his more famous characters to bring home the bacon. Another Wodehouse triumph.
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Format: MP3 CD
The other reviews here discuss the novel itself, which, as the reviewers point out, is certainly a great American novel. But I want to briefly discuss the excellent audio recording, available at a reasonable price on an MP3 CD. Narrator David Drummond provides an excellent reading of this complex work, shifting voices and styles as he reads different sections with different characters, along with the "Newsreel" sections, where he shifts among reading headlines and singing songs, with a wide variety of voices.

He's a one-man band in this reading, making this dense and complex novel highly understandable in audio format. His pacing is fine; he reads quickly enough to not sound stilted, but slowly enough that it's easy to follow the story.
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Format: Hardcover
My first Wodehouse...and definitely not my last. Why did it take me so long to find him?

To me it was such a wonderfully great and fun read. Two school friends, from rich backgrounds but who are now penniless, meet each other and seek to make some money; but as their plans get put into place a whole series of unexpected events take place -- and what a ride it is. The action is continuous; the characters real yet so intense and so extreme; and Wodehouse's writing and sense of humour is a joy to read. I'll be scouring the library shelves [albeit virtually] for the next one.
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