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by Harry Leon Wilson
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Action & Adventure
  • Author:
    Harry Leon Wilson
  • ISBN:
    1604242310
  • ISBN13:
    978-1604242317
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  • Publisher:
    Book Jungle (September 27, 2007)
  • Pages:
    268 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Action & Adventure
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    1120 kb
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    1199 kb
  • DJVU format
    1914 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
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    971
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RUGGLES of RED GAP. By Harry Leon Wilson. Illustration: "I TAKE IT YOU FAILED TO WIN THE HUNDRED POUNDS, SIR?"} {Dedication}TO HELEN COOKE WILSON

RUGGLES of RED GAP. Illustration: "I TAKE IT YOU FAILED TO WIN THE HUNDRED POUNDS, SIR?"} {Dedication}TO HELEN COOKE WILSON. CHAPTER ONE. At 6:30 in our Paris apartment I had finished the Honourable George,performing those final touches that make the difference between a manwell turned out and a man merely dressed. Not surprise me. Silly oldGeorge, course, course! Hoped better of Ruggles, though. Rugglesdifferent from old George.

Red Gap needs your best effort," he replied in a voice that brimmedwith feeling. At five-thirty, my rush being over, I repaired to the neighbourhoodwhere the Honourable George had been reported. The stockade nowcontained only a half-score of the untaught horses, but across theroad from it was a public house, or saloon, from which cameunmistakable sounds of carousing.

This course with thehostesses of Red Gap had seemed to be merely an excuse for a pause. Through the sweet and the savoury the dinner progressed, the latterproving to be a novelty that the hostesses of Red Gap thereafterslavishly copied, and with the advent of the coffee ensued anoticeable relaxation. People began to visit one another's tables andthere was a blithe undercurrent of praise for my efforts to smartenthe town's public dining.

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Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1935 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, and ZaSu Pitts and featuring Roland Young and Leila Hyams. It was based on the best-selling 1915 novel by Harry Leon Wilson, adapted by Humphrey Pearson, with a screenplay by Walter DeLeon and Harlan Thompson. It is the story of a newly rich American couple from the West who win a British gentleman's gentleman in a poker game.

Harry Leon Wilson was an early 20th century American novelist who wrote several acclaimed Westerns like . In Ruggles of Red Gap, Lord Burnstead gambles away his eminently correct English butler, Marmaduke Ruggles.

Harry Leon Wilson was an early 20th century American novelist who wrote several acclaimed Westerns like Ruggles of Red Gap, but his depictions of 20th century America also helped define the Jazz Age. He even popularized the term "flapper. Ruggles' new 'owners', crude nouveau riche Americans Egbert and Effie Floud, bring Ruggles back to Red Gap, Washington, a remote Western boomtown. When the butler is mistaken for a wealthy Englishman, he becomes a small-town celebrity.

Ruggles of Red Gap book. Ruggles of Red Gap was A humorous adventure about a British valet out of his element in a small Western town in the USA. Ruggles becomes the servant of an American couple after his employer uses him as a stake in a poker game. He travels to the West and is mistakenly identified as a wealthy Brit. He becomes a small town celebrity with many humorous twists in the plot.

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Title: Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). When Effie tells Ruggles to take her husband to the art museums she shows him a book that he uses to record his impressions of the art he's viewed, when the camera angle changes the book has changed from her hands to her husbands hands without any pause in her lines.

This humorous adventure about a British valet out of his element in a small Western town is an enjoyable read. Ruggles becomes the servant of an American couple after his employer uses him as a stake in a poker game. He travels to the west and is mistakenly identified as a wealthy Brit. He becomes a small town celebrity with many humorous twists in the plot.

Ann
I was inspired to re-read this early 20th-century satirical story by seeing the movie on TCM, with Charles Laughton playing the part of Ruggles, the ever-so-proper English butler whose employer loses him in a poker game to a Western American. The satire still works, even if some of the language and concepts are now outdated. What a snob Ruggles is! Yet in the end he does the right things as the relatively liberal atmosphere of America works on him.
Legend 33
I stumbled upon this title when searching for Charles Laughton movies. Laughton starred in a 1935 movie of the same name. Since I couldn't find the movie, I searched to see if the movie was based on a novel. So, that's kind of a backward way to find this great read! Great satire contrasting social structure England vs America, with Ruggles, a 'proper' English butler finds himself lost in poker game to a brash lot of social climbers from America.
Ruggles is to provide status to Cousin Egbert and clan so they can one up everyone in Red Gap by having an English butler. Ruggles narrates his adventures as he eventually "embraces" the American ideals of equality, but continues to struggle with 'the ideal of knowing who is your superior,in order to know who is your inferior'. Very tongue in cheek, witty, like nothing being written today.

Since reading the book, I've found I can now order the DVD (Amazon Exclusive). It's great to find these hidden treasures.
furious ox
A rather droll and entertaining novel, full of dry wit and not the slightest bit off color. I intend to read it to my granddaughter over the summer. Dealing with the comparative class systems of early twentieth century England and U.S., the characters are stereotypes, although the book is old enough they might be prototypes...It was made into a movie in the 30's. It's an okay movie, but does not come near the wit of the book.
Mozel
A really good book if you appreciate classic humor. If you are looking for an old western, this is not it and thus most of the bad reviews. The story is more about an English butler learning the American dream in the old west.
Tygrafym
Funny book
Pringles
it takes a bit to get into the "old fashioned" writing, but when you do you are rewarded with a great read. i love how some things dont change, no matter what age it is. i especially love how America is portrayed. the equality that we have here is so different from what "Ruggles" is used too, yet he finds himself getting into the spirit of the west.
Ttyr
Read this book after having watched the film adaptation. The novel is also breezy and entertaining with some more depth and nuance to Ruggles character. As a result it's more convoluted but still an interesting and fun read till the end
A humorous story about the attempted caste system in the U.S.. I liked the way the story progressed in stages. No matter what solution was attempted to keep the classes intact, it backfired.