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by P. G. Wodehouse,John W. Houghton,Philip Dadd

eBook William Tell Told Again (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) download ISBN: 1406550914
Author: P. G. Wodehouse,John W. Houghton,Philip Dadd
Publisher: Dodo Press (November 16, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 112
ePub: 1623 kb
Fb2: 1761 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Action and Adventure

By (author) John W Houghton, By (author) P G Wodehouse, Illustrated by Philip Dadd. Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. Wodehouse was admired both by contemporaries like Rudyard Kipling as well as by modern writers like Terry Pratchett.

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Tell us if something is incorrect. We aim to show you accurate product information. First released in 1904, this was P. Wodehouse's fifth publication. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. His first four books are set in an all-boys' school, whereas this is a complete departure, mixing historical fiction, humour, and child fiction. PhilSyphe, May 4, 2014.

William Tell Told Again is a retelling of the William Tell legend in prose and verse with illustrations. The 15 illustrations were each accompanied by a verse written by John W. Houghton, who also wrote the prologue and epilogue in verse.

Houghton, John . contrib. William Tell Told Again, by P. Wodehouse, illust. page images at LOC. Gutenberg text and zipped illustrated HTML. Houghton, John . Red-letter days of Samuel Pepys, (New York : McBride, Nast & C. 1913), also by Samuel Pepys, Henry B. Wheatley, and Edward Frank Allen (page images at HathiTrust).

William Tell Told Again - P. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse. Author: P. Wodehouse. Illustrator: Philip Dadd. Release Date: January, 2005 First posted: April 9, 2003 Last Updated: May 30, 2012. The Project Gutenberg EBook of William Tell Told Again, by P. Wodehouse and John W. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. start of this project gutenberg ebook william tell told again .

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (1881-1975) was a comic writer who has enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. Wodehouse was admired both by contemporaries like Rudyard Kipling as well as by modern writers like Terry Pratchett. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes. His other works include: A Prefect's Uncle (1903), Tales of St. Austin's (1903), The Gold Bat (1904), The Head of Kay's (1905), Love Among the Chickens (1906), The White Feather (1907), Mike (1909), Psmith, Journalist (1909), Psmith in the City (1910), The Little Nugget (1913), Something New (1915), The Man with Two Left Feet, and Other Stories (1917), Piccadilly Jim (1917), A Damsel in Distress (1919), Indiscretions of Archie (1921) and The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922).
Comments: (7)
P.G. Wodehouse, still early in his game, turned his attentions to the legend of William Tell in this whimsical retelling of the old crossbow-and-apple yarn, with a few new Wodehousian characters added to the mix for humor's sake. Otherwise, it's no great shakes in the otherwise exceptional library of Wodehouse books I've read so far.

I mean, it's cute, but it's neither groundbreaking nor especially funny. It is, however, a prime example of a budding literary master still at an early stage of his craft.

I read this book on the Kindle, and it does demonstrate one of the Kindle's weaknesses. Wodehouse's prose was intended to accompany illustrations by Philip Dadd, but the illustrations aren't included here. It's pretty obvious the Kindle can display black-and-white illustrations, so what's the holdup??

by Tom Knapp, the Rambles.NET guy
This is a review of the book published with the apple and top hat on the cover.

This is an excellent treatment of the classic tale of William Tell, the Swiss patriot who was forced to prove his marksmanship by shooting an apple off his son's head. Wodehouse does a great job of bringing his brand of humor to the story. _However_, this particular product appears to be a simple download of the story from someplace on the internet. The person who did this _totally_ failed to realize that italicized script appears as underscores on either side of the word. If they had taken the time to _proofread_ the text as it was laid out then they might have realized this. Neither did they bother to check how the pages would look laid out in _book_ form... there are hanging lines at the tops of pages throughout the book. It is also annoying to read about illustrations which are _not_ present in this version of the book.

If you _must_ have this story then this will probably be worth it to you.
This is a short story and takes less than an hour to read. It goes without saying that if you are an avid Wodehouse fan, you'll love it. If not, you might find this rather offputting. The people are suppressed by a tyrannical governor, but naturally, William Tell is there to shoot an apple off his son's head and save the day. My friend tells me this is a children's story, but, to me, it was just as much for adults as children.
Back in the earlier days of tv there was a show called Fractured Fairy Tales with - was it Edward Everett Horton? This is a fractured fairy tale and a lot of fun.
What is not fun is that it is an ILLUSTRATED fairy tale, and Kindle does not accept illustrations. Throughout, there is an indication of Plate Number Such & Such, and you must either work your way to the end of the book to read a description of the plate (which is not easy on a Kindle) or wait until the story is finished and read all the descriptions at once.
Wodehouse is one of my favorite authors, and frankly, I would have been very happy with just the story without the illustrations - if I had not known about the illustrations at all. However, since I was forewarned about the "deficiency" in the story, I felt I was disadvantaged. Why put something into Kindle at all if it doesn't work? If it does work, why try to patch up the story with the descriptions after it's all over?
I need large-print books, which makes Kindle good for me. However, there are some challenges to reading on a Kindle, and the above is an example. Someday, technological advances will bring more features to Kindle: illustrations, flipping pages, an easier-to-use built-in dictionary. Until then, I wish the people at Kindle would use a little more common sense in what (and how) they make available to the Kindle user.
This is not about the writing but about the fact that I can't read it on my Kindle app on the Surface Pro 2. The page turning is capricious and goes to whatever page is not subsequent to the one just read. Admittedly it was a free download but it doesn't give me any reason to plan to use Kindle app on Surface Pro2.
Der Bat
Admirers of P.G. Wodehouse will find flashes of the writer's later brilliance in this short re-'Tell"-ing of the famous Swiss folk tale. Unfortunately, the Kindle edition is missing the accompanying illustrations (but, confusingly, not the captions). Even so, this is a good bedtime read for young-ish children.
A simple story,well told,peppered with snarky one liners. Easy enough for a child to read alone, but parents won't mind reading it aloud, it is after all Wodehouse!
Really enjoyed reading this book.

The only drawback, as others have noted, the pictures from the original book are missing. However, the storyline is not affected by the missing picutres.