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Plum Sauce also contains snippets of Wodehouse's most outrageously hilarious prose, organized in categories from Animals ("Beach's bullfinch continued ...
Plum Sauce also contains snippets of Wodehouse's most outrageously hilarious prose, organized in categories from Animals ("Beach's bullfinch continued to chirp reflectively to itself, like a man trying to remember a tune in his bath") to menservants ("Jeeves lugged my purple socks out of the drawer as if he were a vegetarian fishing a caterpillar out of a salad"). Usborne introduces in depth all the beloved major characters-Jeeves and Wooster, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred, Lord Emsworth, and the Blandings circle-and sketches the rest of the Wodehouse cast-from Gussie Fink-Nottle to the chorus of Aunts and Drones. Lavishly illustrated with original dust jacket artwork and sketches from the Strand Magazine, Plum Sauce is the ultimate source for both aficionados and novices just beginning to "scratch the old lemon."
|Suspension of Disbelief - Thirty postulates for relaxed reading of P. G. Wodehouse|
|The School Stories|
|The Light Novels|
|Lord Emsworth and Blandings|
|Insulting the Wodehouse Way|
|58 Other Memorable People and a Memorable Pig|
|Gally's Old Friends and Enemies|
|The Other Short Stories|
|Fictional Authors and Their Books Found in Wodehouse|
|The French for Wodehouse|
|How Do I Look (Sound, Etc.)?|
|The Female of the Species|
|Animals, Mostly Dogs|
Posted April 20, 2007
Program, program, get your program here! You can't tell Bertie Wooster from Bingo Little without a program. Well, you can, but how about Honoria Glossop from Madeline Bassett? Yes, Corky Pirbright from Pongo Twistleton? The Empress of Blandings from Dame Daphne Winkworth? You get the idea. Here's the program. And just in time too. Those intrepid souls-- or if you like, hapless addicts-- of the Master who embark on the foolhardy attempt to savor all his works, in order, no less, have at last the needed map to navigate those perilous waters. In the '92 Books' section, you can find not only synopses of all the novels, but also the alternate US and UK titles, so you don't keep buying the same book under different names. Not only that, but there are black and white reproductions of the covers of many first editions. Usborne also introduces the personnel who people the various sagas, if they may be so called, in the Jeeves and Wooster, Blandings Castle, Mr. Mulliner, drones and golf stories. For the seasoned Plum reader, Usborne introduces the one-off, light comic novels that don't feature recurring characters, but which yet number among his very best. Which is to say that Plum Sauce is a spiff- cum- oojah guide to all things Wodehouse.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2009
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