Start your review of Honeysuckle Cottage Write a review Shelves: british-literature , humor , short-stories Do you believe in ghosts? Mulliner abruptly. I weighed the question thought-fully. I was a little surprised, for nothing in our previous conversation had suggested the topic. I was once butted by one as a child. Not goats.
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Ghost stories have been popular for centuries. When the Spiritualist movement began in the s, they became even more popular. Wodehouse wrote an excellent ghost story entitled, Honeysuckle Cottage. Saturday Evening Post January 24, edition Honeysuckle Cottage is both a charming and humorous story. Most ghost stories that are considered classic instead use subtlety. These stories often focus on the living and their trials and tribulations than on the ghosts in the story.
Many creative writers brought spirits into their plots in nontraditional ways. For instance, a ghost might just be a memory or a place. When this aunt, Leila J. Pinckney, dies, she bequeaths this cottage to her nephew, James Rodman. He, like his aunt, is a successful writer, but this is where the similarity between the two ends, for Rodman holds the romance genre in contempt.
No glutinous sentimentality for him, no thanks. When he complies, a comedy of errors ensues. Rodman finds the cottage has a surprising effect upon his writing. Perplexed, he finds he has a strong urge to place a beautiful female character into his latest story.
Wodehouse deftly manipulates his plot through several more twists and leaves the reader wondering if Rodman will succumb to love or stay on his chosen path. This story is narrated by a "fictional distant cousin" of Rodman by the name of Mr. Mulliner, who loves to tell a good story. It is a quick and fun read.
You can buy the story. Meet Mr. Mulliner here. This collection of short stories includes the tale Honeysuckle Cottage. There is one free copy of the story online here.
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Honeysuckle Cottage by P. Wodehouse, The magic trick: A hilarious premise I read a lot of short stories for this magic tricks blog, and the vast majority are serious. Some are downright somber, but nearly all are working pretty hard to make an artistic statement. Which is great. Let me clear, I love the artistic statement.
‘Honeysuckle Cottage’ by P.G. Wodehouse
You are commenting using your Twitter account. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Happily, Wodehouse offers us a third way — where the romance can coexist with intelligence and humour. Post was not sent — check your email addresses! November 15 And if you are genre shunning book snob? Perplexed, he finds he has a cottafe urge to place a beautiful female character into his latest story.