“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 consternationBobbie 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 singerJeeves can always be relied on tyo untangle the most ferocious of muddles. Even Bertie's.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About 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.
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
What People are Saying About This
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.
You don’t analyze such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendor.
The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.
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.
Sublime comic genius.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
This 1930 collection contains some of the very best Jeeves short stories. What more can you say? Wodehouse pretty well at the top of his form. Some would argue that Bertie's finely judged rambling works best when it has the freedom to roam over the wider expanses of a novel, but it's probably just a matter of taste. A collection that includes pocket masterpieces like "Jeeves and the song of songs", "The spot of art" and "The ordeal of young Tuppy" is definitely worth deux-et-six of anyone's money. I'd even be prepared to splash out the full cinq roberts.