Very Good, Jeeves!

Very Good, Jeeves!

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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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 pair—the lovable scamp Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet, Jeeves—P. G. Wodehouse "made a world for us to live in and

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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 pair—the lovable scamp Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet, Jeeves—P. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These four latest installments in Overlook's "Collector's Wodehouse" series offers a taste of Jeeves and samplings of other comedies. Though Wodehouse editions abound, this series, based on the original British texts, offers small, hardcovers with sewn bindings and acid-free paper for an affordable price. Real beauties. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Ben Elton
“Sublime comic genius.”
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.”
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.”
Kingsley Amis
“The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.”
The Observer
“There are eleven tales in this book and each is the best.”
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.”
The Times [London]
“A brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141801407
Publisher:
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Jeeves and Wooster Series
Pages:
2

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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.
Kingsley Amis
The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.
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.
Ben Elton
Sublime comic genius.

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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Very Good, Jeeves 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago