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The Inimitable Jeeves: Volume 1
     

The Inimitable Jeeves: Volume 1

by P. G. Wodehouse, Martin Jarvis (Read by)
 

Jeeves and Wooster are a case-in-point of chalk and cheese coexisting to make an enduring partnership of sublime comedy. Hapless, though always engaging, Bertie Wooster would be lost without his "man" Jeeves, to advise him, not only on sartorial good taste but, crucially, to be on hand to rescue the young master from a variety of social and romantic

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Jeeves and Wooster are a case-in-point of chalk and cheese coexisting to make an enduring partnership of sublime comedy. Hapless, though always engaging, Bertie Wooster would be lost without his "man" Jeeves, to advise him, not only on sartorial good taste but, crucially, to be on hand to rescue the young master from a variety of social and romantic entanglements. Immortalized on-screen by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie - and on the Broadway stage by Martin Jarvis himself - the duo have won the hearts, minds and laughter of generations since the first Jeeves story was published in 1916.

Story Listings:

1. Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum
2. No Wedding Bells for Bingo
3. Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind
4. Pearls Mean Tears
5. The Pride of the Woosters is Wounded
6. The Hero's Reward
7. Introducing Claude and Eustace
8. Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch
9. A Letter of Introduction
10. Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant
11. Comrade Bingo
12. Bingo Has a Bad Goodwood

Martin Jarvis is an award-winning actor renowned for his readings of P.G. Wodehouse.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Martin Jarvis brings the madcap world of Bertie Wooster and his brilliant valet Jeeves to life with canny comedic timing and wildly varied voices that capture the essence of each of the many characters. In P.G. Wodehouse's classic stories about a gentleman and his gentleman's gentleman, we follow the hapless but lovable Bertie from one misadventure to the next-accidental engagements, calamitous lunches with the terrifying Aunt Agatha, clashes with noted nerve specialists and run-ins with bizarre political parties-each imbroglio neatly put right in the end by the faithful Jeeves. Jarvis perfectly conveys the spirit and sheer joy of these beloved stories in an audio book that will delight both Wodehouse fanatics and newcomers to the author's work. An Overlook hardcover.(Apr.)

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Library Journal
It's getting harder and harder to find mediocre recordings of Wodehouse's "Jeeves" novels, and this new one merely adds to what is already an embarrassment of riches. First published in 1923, this book contains ten loosely connected stories that retain their vigor and hilarity nearly 80 years later. Among the wonderful characters introduced are Bertie's perpetually love-struck pal, Bingo Little, and the latter's eventual bride, Rosie M. Banks, author of such sentimental slops as A Red, Red Summer Rose. Best of all, however, are "The Great Sermon Handicap" and "The Purity of the Turf"--unforgettable tales about unlikely gambling competitions, in which Jeeves--as always--comes out on top. Frederick Davidson's reading of Wodehouse is getting even better--if that's possible--making any library's purchase of this audiobook as near a "cert" as a flutter on the Rev. Heppenstall's sermon on "Brotherly Love."--Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
The New Yorker
“Wodehouse is the funniest writer—that is, the most resourceful and unflagging deliverer of fun—that the human race, a glum crowd, has yet produced.”
Evelyn Waugh
“Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”
Lynne Truss
“You should read Wodehouse when you’re well, and when you’re poorly; when you’re travelling, and when you’re not; when you’re feeling clever, and when you’re feeling utterly dim. Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already.”
Stephen Fry
“You don’t analyze such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendor.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906147372
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Jeeves and Wooster Series
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.65(d)

What People are Saying About This

Evelyn Waugh
Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.
Stephen Fry
You don’t analyze such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendor.
Lynne Truss
You should read Wodehouse when you’re well, and when you’re poorly; when you’re travelling, and when you’re not; when you’re feeling clever, and when you’re feeling utterly dim. Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already.

Meet the Author


P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was a British novelist and humorist who achieved great commercial success with his Jeeves and Wooster and Blandings series.

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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