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.
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.