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Overlook is proud to present four more antic selections from comic genius, P.G. Wodehouse. A Damsel in Distress is an early novel about the aristocratic Marshmoreton family-a precursor to the Blandings series. Leave It to Psmith is a comedy adventure involving crime and gunplay, and Mulliner Nights is a series of stories about the inimitable Mr. Mulliner. Meanwhile, Lord 'Chuffy' Chuffnell borrows the services of Jeeves in Thank You, Jeeves.

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Overlook is proud to present four more antic selections from comic genius, P.G. Wodehouse. A Damsel in Distress is an early novel about the aristocratic Marshmoreton family-a precursor to the Blandings series. Leave It to Psmith is a comedy adventure involving crime and gunplay, and Mulliner Nights is a series of stories about the inimitable Mr. Mulliner. Meanwhile, Lord 'Chuffy' Chuffnell borrows the services of Jeeves in Thank You, Jeeves.

Author Biography: P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was born in Surrey, educated in London, and spent much of his life in Southampton, Long Island, becoming an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books, twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780140015997
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/3/2001
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 4.42 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) grew up in England and came to the United States just before World War I, when he married an American. He wrote more than ninety books, and his works, translated into many languages, won him worldwide acclaim.

Biography

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines.

An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about 100 books. In Jeeves, the ever resourceful "gentleman's personal gentleman", and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, he created two of the best known and best loved characters in twentieth century literature. Their exploits, first collected in Carry On, Jeeves, were chronicled in fourteen books, and have been repeatedly adapted for television, radio and the stage. Wodehouse also created many other comic figures, notably Lord Emsworth, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, Psmith and the numerous members of the Drones Club. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies. The Times hailed him as a "comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce."

P. G. Wodehouse said, "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn ...."

Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussaud's. He died on St. Valentine's Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (full name); P. Brooke-Haven, Pelham Grenville, J. Plum, C. P. West, J. Walker Williams, and Basil Windham
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1881
    2. Place of Birth:
      Guildford, Surrey, England
    1. Date of Death:
      February 14, 1975
    2. Place of Death:
      Southampton, New York

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book

    In fact, I've picked up a dozen more free books by the author. It is a delightful tale, wittily written. If you like BBC, you will like this, too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    If I ever get done with Barchester Towers...

    This will be the next book I'll read. Vaguely familiar with the author, and the plot sounds throughly entertaining. Sigh, I'm such a bore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    A comedy of errors.

    A delightful romp. Who loves whom, and who will win the damsel? Better known for his "Jeeves" whodunnits, Wodehouse can also play with romantic comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    No

    Not for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Very funny. Realy entertaining. I nice version too, no typos or

    Very funny. Realy entertaining. I nice version too, no typos or mistakes that I could see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    no

    Sorry but i didnt like this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Needs major editing!!

    This book looks like someone scanned the words into a computer program and never checked to make sure actual words were being copied. Very hard to read!

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Sorry I don't get it.

    You must have to be British to enjoy this. The typeos a so bad it makes reading hard. Read 18 pages and gave up. I could not find any humor. Just a bunch of gibberish.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    An Idyllic World

    No one says it better than Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited):
    Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.

    You can always count on Wodehouse to take you to a place more pleasant than your current reality. Whether it is to Blandings Castle to dwell with the Earl of Emsworth and his Berkshire pig, The Empress of Blandings, or to London to hob nob with Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and hang out at the Drones Club, you will laugh and forget your cares.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2005

    Full of Wit and Comedy

    Never before have I read a novel that had such a witty author's voice and followed up with a story that was so full of laughs I had to bring a tissue to wipe the tears of mirth from my face. It's a perfect blend of wit, comedy, and romance by one of the most famous British authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2001

    simply spiffy

    This is one of my favourite Wodehouses, as it has, along with the usual hilarity, a kind of warmth that is especially endearing. Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!

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