Uneasy Money

By P. G. Wodehouse
Read by Simon Vance

6.33 Hours 06/01/1994 unabridged
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William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is afflicted with a moneyless title. His status has earned him a beautiful fiancée, but the stresses of his woefully meager income are too much for young Claire to bear. She has therefore refused to marry him until his financial situation improves—significantly. Lord Dawlish’s fortunes improve greatly, literally, when a man he barely knows dies and leaves him a million dollars. Once the initial shock subsides, he is overcome with guilt and feels he must restore at least half of the money to the rightful heirs. His attempts to do so take him to America, where a cast of colorful characters and all manner of plot twists come to play in true Wodehouse style. Full of Wodehouse’s unrivaled humor, this novel takes listeners on a whirlwind ride across the Atlantic.

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Summary

Summary

William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is afflicted with a moneyless title. His status has earned him a beautiful fiancée, but the stresses of his woefully meager income are too much for young Claire to bear. She has therefore refused to marry him until his financial situation improves—significantly.

Lord Dawlish’s fortunes improve greatly, literally, when a man he barely knows dies and leaves him a million dollars. Once the initial shock subsides, he is overcome with guilt and feels he must restore at least half of the money to the rightful heirs. His attempts to do so take him to America, where a cast of colorful characters and all manner of plot twists come to play in true Wodehouse style.

Full of Wodehouse’s unrivaled humor, this novel takes listeners on a whirlwind ride across the Atlantic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The plot is pure Wodehouse…The result is hilarious and touching. Englishman Simon Vance’s breezy narration conveys all aspects of this charming story.”  Talking Book Review
“Wodehouse’s masterful language makes high comedy out of situations that would be dull or slapstick in less capable hands. He invites reading aloud…[Simon Vance] has a pleasant voice and a sympathetic feel for the material.” AudioFile
“Uneasy Money offers plot twits that keep the ending from being too predictable and humor as sharp as in any of his other stories. Reader Simon Vance has a pleasant, Wodehousean voice that never becomes cloying.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English