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READ The Gentleman 107 ð A funny fantastically entertaining debut novel in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue herWhen Lionel Savage a popular poet in Victorian London learns from his butler that they're broke he marries the beautiful Vivien Lancaster fA funny fantastically entertaining debut novel in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue herWhen Lionel Savage a popular poet in Victorian London learns from his butler that they're broke he marries the beautiful Vivien Lancaster for her money only to find that his muse has abandoned him Distraught and contemplating suicide Savage accidentally conjures the Devil the polite Gentleman of the title who appears at on. Imagine for a moment that you're unhappily married and you meet the Devil who isn't a hoofed fiery horror but a gentleman You strike up a conversation with him in which you mention that you're absolutely depressed and unable to continue on because of your martial situation The Devil sympathizes with you for a time then when he's gone you discover that your wife has disappeared as well Time to freak out or celebrate This happens to Lionel at the beginning of this tale and it just gets better from there The Gentleman is written in Victorian England but with a slightly steampunk twist The style is very silly as if Terry Pratchett had written a historical fiction in our world instead of Discworld The author utilizes footnotes just like Pratchett to add layers to the tale and an outside narrative I enjoyed it a lotFirst of all Lionel spent a great deal of his fortune on books Who could fault a hero for that I don't buy anything except books You cannot possibly tell me I've suandered my fortune upon books Suander is not the word I would have used sir But it was the books that did it I believe Well there it was We were paupers pg 2 So like any self respecting Victorian gentleman Lionel sets about to find a rich wifeThough successful then he finds that he can't write a word worth reading I'm a poet and poets aren't meant to marry Poets are meant to dream and dance in the moonlight and love hopelessly pg 57Simmons the long suffering butler is my favorite character Throughout the madness and hijinks of the main characters he is a voice of reason and calm Take this moment after Lionel's initial meeting with the Gentleman Do you consider me morally reprehensible for inadvertently selling my wife to the devil 'I do sir' Simmons says I had feared as much I was feeling morally deficient but wondered if that was only because of my weariness pg 91The dialogue is snappy the characters are great and the whole thing is just silly fun The Gentleman would be a great book to read if you've been into a bunch of serious novels lately or just need an escape from daily woesIf you enjoyed this book you may also like Terry Pratchett's hugely popular series of books or Triumff Her Majesty's Hero

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Ge's spirited kid sister Lizzie freshly booted from boarding school for a dalliance Throughout his cousin's uibbling footnotes to the text push the story into comedy nirvanaLionel and his friends encounter trapdoors duels anarchist fearing bobbies the social pressure of not knowing enough about art history and the poisonous wit of his poetical archenemy Fresh action packed and very very funny The Gentleman is a giddy farce that recalls the masterful confections of PG Wodehouse and Hergé's beautifully detailed Tintin adventur. LOVE LOVE LOVE What a weird hilarious wonderful novel A frustrated poet inadvertently sells his wife's soul to the devil and mayhem ensuesA little P G Wodehouse a little Oscar Wilde entirely madcap I highly recommend reading in paper rather than ebook form because the design is so charming with bizarre illustrations and uarrelsome footnote from the fictional editorI'll be pushing this book on everyone I know this year including you Go read it

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The GentlemanE of the society parties Savage abhors The two hit it off the Devil talks about his home where he employs Dante as a gardener; Savage lends him a volume of Tennyson But when the party's over and Vivien has disappeared the poet concludes in horror that he must have inadvertently sold his wife to the dark lord Newly in love with Vivien  Savage plans a rescue mission to Hell that includes Simmons the butler; Tompkins the bookseller; Ashley Lancaster swashbuckling Buddhist; Will Kensington inventor of a flying machine; and Sava. This is exactly what I needed Something light doesnt take itself seriously and very very funny In a nutshell a poet who doesnt like his wife accidentally sells her to the devil then the fun continues The writing is great the authors wit is amazing the characters superb especially Simmons the dialogue snappyfunny and the use of footnotes works in this case I sometimes find footnotes a little distracting but in this comedy fantasy Victorian steampunk setting it works well The pace wasnt overly uick and I think thats my only negative Otherwise cant wait to read from this author