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World Lit Final The Custody of The Pumpkin
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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Author of The custody of the pumpkin. good-humored satirist of English COUNTRY HOUSES and their DENIZENS
Wodehouse recieved a knighthood (becoming sir PG Wodehouse) in the year of his death (93)
"a self declared practitioner of LIGHT WRITING, wodehouse will always be most famous for 35 short stories and 11 novels about JEEVES or VALET who serves and manipulates the clueless and FOPPISH BERTIE WOOSTER, a minor aristocrat, a member of the Drones Club in London, and an instance of the "idle rich" bachelor
a gentleman's personal gentleman
who serves and manipulates the cluless and foppish (dandy-like) Bertie Wooster
a member of this club is typically written about
bachelor. One of the characters written about.
Jeeves knowledge, competence, and fix-it abilities inspired the search engine Ask Jeeves
Hugh Laurie as Wooster
Jeeves and Wooster, popular TV show, starred Hugh Laurie as Wooster
wodehouse's other great literary series is the nine short stories and 11 novels centered on
the ninth earl of emsworth
, and his ancestral seat,
, an English county bordering the country of Wales.
The Ninth Earl of Emsworth
in Shropshire, an english county bordering the country of wales
an english county bordering the country of wales
third most senior rank
Earl. After the duke at the top and marquess next.
An earl's wife
we are reading the 1935s version of The custody of the pumpkin
The English-Welsh border region
Wodehouse's contemporary and supporter. Novelist. author of brideshead rivisited opined, "The gardens of Blandings Castle are THAT ORIGINAL GARDEN from which we are all exhiled
THAT ORIGINAL GARDEN
the biblical Eden
Age of rush and hurry
Even the quasi-eden that is blandings castle manifests anxiety over modernizing forces
"before the Fall". A major reason for the loss of prelapsarian innocence: huge death toll from machine-gun and poison-gas horror of WWI also known as the great war
MACHINE GUN and POISON GAS
WWI Great War 1914-1918
WWI. Shattered belief and trust that the English had had in the
like the monarchy, government, military, empire, and church.
county or regional basis
British regiments were generally formed on a county or regional basis, a single battle could wipe out most of the men from a given community
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry which attained 60 or so battle honors during Great War including BATTLE OF SOMME
Battle of Somme
included in KSLI
1 July 1916
First day of KSLI. British suffered 57,470 casualties
not their heir of the family
Known as honorable or Hon. Freddie. Spare of the fam. we might expect him to follow SOCIAL CONVENTION FOR THE ARISTOCRATIC SECOND SONS and persue a military career, but he has chosen to be jobless
Cardwell reforms of the british army
The association between soldiers and their county of origin dates from one of the so- called cardwell reforms of the british army.
1871. divided britian into regimental districts based largely on county boundaries.
Lord Emsworth wants to win 1st place at the pumpkin fest in shrewsbury
Worn and raised in Shrewsbury.
Military honor lists
commemorated locals who enlisted for great war service then were killed in the trenches. What Lord Emsworth thinks of his fam.
Scottish Gardener Angus McCallister
introduces an astringent "CELTIC" element into Lord Emsworth's English or "SAXON" regime;
In "The Telegraph girl" sophy wilsons music-hall-going and thus problematic early love interest who has schottish- sounding first and last names.
The united kingdom
19th and early 20th century race theory differentiated between 2 peoples or ethnicities within the united kingdom AKA the nation created in 1800 by THE ACT OF UNION
The act of union
created the united kingdom. Whose repeal or dissolution became the focus of Daniel O' Connells Repeal Association and its Monster Meetings
The English were known as Saxon. Descendants of such Early Medieval Germanic invader tribes
Enlightenment Inquiry, a telescope
Lord emsworth seems rational because he purchases one. A telescope was the great symbol of the enightenment period
What is he worthwhileness? Emmm...
The Emsworth in his noble title suggests
Irish, Scottish, and Manx, and Welsh and Cornish
people from the county of cornwall in extreme southwestern England. were seen as associated with the Celtic character included ...
Social thorist. Englishman. could be negative when assessing Celtic nature. also saw much value in the passion, artistic creativity, and openness
1867 lectures known as "Celtic Literature"
Arnalds influential lectures.
[celtic speech] feel impressions...very strongly
an organization quick to feel...
[ ] pasionate, penetrating melancholy
if the downs of life too much outnumber the ups...
sentimental, always ready to react against the despotism of fact
that is the description a great friend of the Celt gives of him
balance, measure, amd patience are just what the celt has never had
lamed him in the world of business and politics
socio-economic mobility stateside
The donaldson family enjoys this
Donaldson takes them that train one to look the boss in the eye and make him wilt
Donaldsons daughter. Married to Freddie
Tulips in Kensington Gardens
a kind of countryside place in central london. envokes tulipomania
the first major economic crash or bubble. 1630s
the version of Custody of the Pumpkin we are reading reflects the Great depression caused by stock market crash in 1929
Roosevelt New deal
donaldson avers that american businesses are coming back thanks to new deal
disposal income and leisure-spending
Donaldsons enterprise reflects this
Long Island City
He invokes his porduction facility here. A municipality consolidated in 1970 in the New York borough of Queens, which became a major hub for factories.
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