My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434400352
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
03/12/2007
Series:
Jeeves and Wooster Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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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