THE HISTORY OF THE ADVENTURES OF GEORGE WHIGHAM AND HIS FRIEND, MR. CLANEY HOBSON by Kyle Crichton

THE HISTORY OF THE ADVENTURES OF GEORGE WHIGHAM AND HIS FRIEND, MR. CLANEY HOBSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A contrived meeting of the Upper and Lower East Side is the basis of this farcical tale of a wedding, complicated and confounded by a blizzard in New York City. For career newspaperwoman, Elsie Pollard is to marry Arthur Ellsworth and her raffish friends from a Third Avenue bar are to be guests, even to the point of masquerading as her family. Though Elsie knows the match is a good one, her heart belongs to George Whigham, a hunk of virility whose dumbness is no liability, and it is Clancy Hobson, managing editor of Literary Life, who determines nothing must stop the marriage. Hobson's night at Elsie's apartment, an icy chapel, a reception in which the coterie from the bar give the groom's mother and her friends more than they bargained for, and assorted uncontrollable incidents, all converge to land Elsie in George's arms. A somewhat preposterous tale, politely told, wears its humor -- of character, social commentary and a flavor of bedroom farce-urbanely.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1951
Publisher: Crown