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French Leave
     

French Leave

by P. G. Wodehouse
 

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The 90 and 91st of Overlook's great series of Wodehouse novels. P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages.
Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of

Overview

The 90 and 91st of Overlook's great series of Wodehouse novels. P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages.
Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master's work ever published--beautifully designed and faithful to the original.
This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two hilarious novels, The White Feather, a school story, and French Leave, a classic Wodehouse tale of mixed up lovers and impoverished aristocrats.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." —Douglas Adams

"Could a P. G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America's pulse…With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud." —Los Angeles Times

"Wodehouse's novels are the very definition of British humor—bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose" —Entertainment Weekly

"Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship…Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable." —Boston Globe

"The jokes in Wodehouse aren't like anyone else's jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language—flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun." —Newsweek

Library Journal
This trio (1922, 1956, and 1970, respectively) present a liberal dose of the signature Wodehouse wit and charm. Fans will enjoy his familiar spoofs of uppercrust British stuffiness and mismatched marriages, all with a happy ending.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468306644
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
630,932
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." --Douglas Adams

"Could a P. G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America's pulse…With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud." --Los Angeles Times

"Wodehouse's novels are the very definition of British humor--bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose" --Entertainment Weekly

"Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship…Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable." --Boston Globe

"The jokes in Wodehouse aren't like anyone else's jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language--flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun." --Newsweek

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date of Death:
February 14, 1975
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Place of Death:
Southampton, New York
Education:
Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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