William John Locke 1863 1930 was a novelist, short story writer, and playwright Educated in Trinidad and at Cambridge, he entered on a career as a teacher in 1890, but disliked it in 1897 he became secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a post he held for a decade In 1894 he published his first novel, At the Gate of Samaria 1894 , but he did not achiWilliam John Locke 1863 1930 was a novelist, short story writer, and playwright Educated in Trinidad and at Cambridge, he entered on a career as a teacher in 1890, but disliked it in 1897 he became secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a post he held for a decade In 1894 he published his first novel, At the Gate of Samaria 1894 , but he did not achieve real success for another decade, with The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne 1905 and The Beloved Vagabond 1906 Chambers Biographical Dictionary wrote of his long series of novels and plays which with their charmingly written sentimental themes had such a success during his life in both Britain and America His plays, some of which were dramatized versions of his novels, were all produced with success on the London Stage Amongst his other works are Septimus 1909 , Simon the Jester 1910 , Viviette 1916 , A Christmas Mystery The Story of Three Wise Men 1910 , The Fortunate Youth 1914 , Jaffery 1915 and The Mountebank 1921.
The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol William John Locke was a novelist short story writer and playwright Educated in Trinidad and at Cambridge he entered on a career as a teacher in but disliked it in he became se
Ha! What a wonderful man Aristide Pujol is! And this seemingly haphazard short stories about him all connect and come back round ending the story satisfactory. I can't add anything that hasn't already been said by others, but I will say that William J Locke was his witty self in this!
In Aristide Pujol we meet a character very much like our "Beloved Vagabond" in a previous book. He is lively, lovable, part scam artist, part jack of all trades who wanders from place to place enjoying the adventures of the moment with a flourish uniquely his own. Think of a French "Groucho Marx" or a grown up version of "Just William" and you get an idea of Aristide Pujol.This is a collection of short stories (and I'm not usually a fan of these) but because the central character remains the sam [...]
A collection of stories about. well, exactly what the title says. Aristide Pujol is a vibrant Frenchman with a genius for always landing on his feet even if he hasn't a penny in his pocket. His well-meaning schemes always have unforeseen twists, but his joie de vivre and many innate talents save the day. Funny and enjoyable. How can one be so intense and yet so lighthearted? He's a bit of a caricature, but one with depth.
A jazz-age hybrid of PG Wodehouse and Margery Allingham. The protagonist, Aristide, is a good-hearted scam artist who enjoys and deserves the good life. He is out and about in Provence, from Aix to Nimes to Perpignan. Had to leave this behind unfinished in the hotel, but I will get back to it.6/11Props to Kindle -- I was able to download this (rough) manuscript for free, and am finally back to it. I love it!This is a book for my friend Franky.
Very lightweight book, a collection of linked short tales. Pujol, something of a vagabond, has a series of amusing and poignant encounters including the saving of a child found on the road. A not especially memorable example of Locke's skills but a decent read.