LibriVox recording of Gullible's Travels, Etc. by Ring Lardner. Read in English by Winston Tharp Humorous stories of social climbing in America's "classless" society. - Summary by Winston Tharp For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
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Like P.G.Wodehouse, Ring Lardner told his stories in prose which was straightforward, but characterized by an effortless charm. Both his sharp power of observation and his appealing cynicism are evident in this delightful collection of short stories. ironically, Lardner had a low estimation of his writings, even though they earned the praise of such luminaries as Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway.
Winston Tharp does a wonderful job of presenting Lardner's world of fractured domesticity and the sad pretensions of its characters. I could not imagine a more polished or engaging rendition of these stories.
Definitely five stars for this Librivox production!