Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories

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Splendid collection features Bertie Wooster, the deliciously dim aristocrat, and Jeeves, his brainy manservant. Included are the first eight Jeeves stories as well as the complete Reggie Pepper (Bertie's prototype) series. "Extricating Young Gussie," "The Aunt and the Sluggard," "Leave It to Jeeves," "Absent Treatment," "Rallying Round Clarence," 10 more tales.
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Overview


Splendid collection features Bertie Wooster, the deliciously dim aristocrat, and Jeeves, his brainy manservant. Included are the first eight Jeeves stories as well as the complete Reggie Pepper (Bertie's prototype) series. "Extricating Young Gussie," "The Aunt and the Sluggard," "Leave It to Jeeves," "Absent Treatment," "Rallying Round Clarence," 10 more tales.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486297170
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 7/10/1997
  • Series: Dover Humor Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 278,232
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse
Comic timing would seem less of the essence in literature until you read the English wit of P. G. Wodehouse, who shows just how a well-placed comment or properly inflected phrase can create a response that is often all too rare during a reading session: A loud, hearty laugh.

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 August 21, 2001

    Great Jeeves & Reggie Pepper

    Very good collection! Many funny early Jeeves, plus the complete Reggie Pepper, Bertie Wooster's prototype. He gets into the same absurd situations as Berti but has no Jeeves to help him out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Highly Entertaining

    Silliness at its finest.

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