My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

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by P. G. Wodehouse, Simon Prebble
     
 

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My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is

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My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is cool-headed and poised. This collection, the first book of Jeeves and Wooster stories, includes "Absent Treatment," "Helping Freddie," "Rallying Round Old George," "Doing Clarence a Bit of Good," "Fixing It for Freddie," and "Bertie Changes His Mind."

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Audio
Originally published in 1919, Wodehouse's classic presents readers with a glimpse into the world of the upper class with Bertie Wooster and his valet, Jeeves. In the vignettes that followed, Jeeves showed his remarkable abilities to fix any problem and provide solutions to any troublesome situation that Bertie—or his friends—found themselves facing. The dialog is crisp and erudite and, oftentimes, so funny that listeners will laugh out loud. This first collection of Jeeves stories introduces the world of Britain's different classes in a most entertaining listening experience. Jonathan Cecil provides the right accents for each character, creating the perfect British atmosphere. Highly recommended for all Anglophiles and anyone who enjoys British humor. The good stuff is ageless. [See "Audio/Video Must-Haves," LJ 5/15/05.—Ed.]—Gloria Maxwell, Metropolitan Community Coll.-Penn Valley Lib., Kansas City, MO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786171972
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Jeeves and Wooster Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.46(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) was born in England. After working for a bank for two years, he turned to journalism and story writing. He moved to the United States after World War II and became a citizen. In all, he wrote more than ninety books, and his work has won worldwide acclaim.

Simon Prebble, a British born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobook titles. As one of AudioFile’s “Golden Voices,” he has received over twenty Earphones Awards. He lives in New York.

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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My Man Jeeves 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 22 reviews.
MJinPA More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of Jeeves stories ever published. P.G. Wodehouse is a classic British humorist (dead now, of course) who pokes fun at the idle rich and their culture, as well as setting up hysterical scenarios in which silly men have problems with women and/or money and seek help from friend Bertie Wooster's butler Jeeves. The results are inevitably hilarious. If you love humor, it - or another of the Bertie & Jeeves story books - is a must-read.
cws31 More than 1 year ago
Another great work by Wodehouse,but that goes without saying.My reason for this review is to make you aware of "Bed Books".The pages of these books are printed sideways so that the book can be read more easily if you are lying down.It seems to be more of an incovenience than anything else.I purchased this book because of it's good price.If I had known what a "bed book" was, I would have selected a different book.
bluhvn More than 1 year ago
So glad to see this wonderful Overlook Press series. Good paper, nicely produced, good to add to my library of mostly classics. Wodehouse is a master; Bertie is surely at the top of the list of quintessential and lovable English characters. I read these stories in the 50s and 60s, and now can enjoy them again. They never grow old. You see, children, once upon a time humour was subtle ....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a delight to read a book that is just a joy to read - clever, funny, and rated "G"!!! Great author and book!! It deserves an A+++++++
tamesthetic More than 1 year ago
I love the way he writes. Lovely, uncomplicated, Skillfully written, beautifully phrased and very funny. Very funny.
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