Very Good, Jeeves!by P. G. Wodehouse
In creating that incomparable pairthe lovable scamp Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet, JeevesP. G. Wodehouse "made a world for us to live in and/i>
Now with a delightful new look, two collections of stories by P. G. Wodehouse, a "comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce"(The Times [London])
In creating that incomparable pairthe lovable scamp Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet, JeevesP. G. Wodehouse "made a world for us to live in and delight in" (Evelyn Waugh). This volume contains eleven stories, including "Jeeves and the Impending Doom," a hilarious chronicle of a ghastly weekend at Aunt Agatha's country home; "Jeeves and the Song of Songs," which features Bertie's reluctant public debut as a singer; and "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy," in which Jeeves manages, with his usual aplomb, to help one of Bertie's bumbling pals win the hand of the woman he loves.
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) grew up in England and came to the United States just before World War I, when he married an American. He wrote more than ninety books, and his works, translated into many languages, won him worldwide acclaim.
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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.
- Date of Birth:
- October 15, 1881
- Date of Death:
- February 14, 1975
- Place of Birth:
- Guildford, Surrey, England
- Place of Death:
- Southampton, New York
- Dulwich College, 1894-1900
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Bertie Wooster's world is one of 1920s elegance and pith, of high society and low comedy, of fun and foibles, homicidal swans, leaky water bottles and near death from starvation at the hands of a food faddist. Bertie is--how should one say this?--not the brightest jewel ever to have emerged from a British university. He relies on his gentleman's gentleman Jeeves, a butler with more than enough wit and savvy to save Bertie from the many scrapes he gets into. Jeeves usually has a knack for doing the 'wrong' thing that turns out to be the right thing. When these stories were written in the period between World Wars I and II they were social satires; now they are period pieces and the cracker-dry wit is an acquired taste, especially among Americans. (Be on the lookout for the sly remarks Jeeves puts over on Bertie without Berties's knowing it.) For Anglophiles, this book is seventh heaven.