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Very Good, Jeeves!
     

Very Good, Jeeves!

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by P. G. Wodehouse
 

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“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben Schott
Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic short story collections in the English language. Whoever or whatever the cause

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“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben Schott
Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic short story collections in the English language. Whoever or whatever the cause of Bertie Wooster's consternation—Bobbie Wickham giving away his fierce Aunt Agatha's dog; getting into the bad books of Sir Roderick Glossop; attempting to scupper the unfortunate infatuation of his friend Tuppy for a robust opera singer—Jeeves can always be relied on tyo untangle the most ferocious of muddles. Even Bertie's.

Editorial Reviews

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.”
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.”
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393339796
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
269,553
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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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 was born in England in 1881 and in 1955 became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career writing lyrics and musicals in collaboration with Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and Cole Porter, among others.

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 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 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.
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