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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.

“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 New Yorker“A brilliantly funny writer―perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced.” - The Times [London]“There are eleven tales in this book and each is the best.” - The Observer“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.” - Evelyn Waugh“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.” - Lynne Truss“You don’t analyze such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendor.” - Stephen Fry“The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.” - Kingsley Amis“Sublime comic genius.” - Ben Elton 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.

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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • P. G. Wodehouse(Author)
  • W. W. Norton & Company (July 5, 2011)
  • English
  • 9
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By LarryH on March 30, 2015

    PG Wodehouse always makes me chuckle.You almost want to be mad at Bertram Wooster for being so shallow and superficial (not to mention not-too-bright), but you can't help but find him loveable. The characters are fun, the story is implausable, but its all in good fun. I won't give away the plot, there is no need...if you've read any Wodehouse at all, the formula is essentially the same, and always clever and enjoyable.I DO read real, sometimes "heavy" literature on a pretty regular basis, but sometimes I don't want to immerse myself in something heavy (love Game of Thrones and all that, but sometimes it's just more than I want to concentrate on). Pick up a Jeeves and Wooster book (anyone will do..you can read them in order if you want, but it's not necessary), and escape to a different time and place, where the problems are silly, and the characters broadly drawn. Is life maybe idylic? Not for Bertie, who is always getting into some type of scrape or another. But things always wrap up nicely by the end of the book, and all is well with the world. My wife always knows when I'm reading Wodehouse, because I can't help but chuckle every so often...and that's a good thing!

  • By Geoff Puterbaugh on May 7, 2012

    Literary masterpieces often come in the most unexpected ways: who would ever have imagined that "The Little Prince" would still be selling (and selling well) in some 30 languages? Similarly, the original publisher of "The Lord of the Rings" felt that he knew two things for certain when he accepted the manuscript. First, it was a modern masterpiece. Second, he was going to lose a bunch of money printing it. Happily, he was wrong about the second point.P. G. Wodehouse is yet another example: who could have imagined that stories about a dim-witted drone and his valet would crack that magic line and ascend into literary immortality? How did that happen?For one thing, Wodehouse was an absolute master of the English language. He could use cliche, and use it artfully, like no other writer. Second, to mention the obvious, he was terribly funny. And third, he was a master of plot and subplot, sometimes managing to bring three or four of them to a satisfactory (and hilarious) resolution within two pages.That's my try at an explanation, but Bertie and Jeeves live on in their imaginary world, and I suspect will continue doing so for a long, long time.Highest recommendation!

  • By Donald. S. on March 4, 2018

    No matter what subject I taught in HS, I'd find a way to include Wodehouse as required reading. Students would make a lifelong friend. No matter the age, if you have friends not familiar with Jeeves and Bertie overnight them this.

  • By Pat Henson on January 12, 2018

    These stories are a treat to read , the characters are vivid and completely believable . You catch yourself laughing out loud . Bertie is the “English gentleman “ but Jeeves is the brains of the operation . Jeeves has his hands full keeping Bertie in style and out of trouble . . A delight for people who love a good turn of a phrase , a stroll thru the English language , and a good laugh. These should be made into movies .

  • By lsn on March 23, 2016

    Jeeves and Wooster what a pair!! This book is full of great humor. PG Wodehouse is as funny today as he wasback in the day a wonderful read..

  • By M. Ramakrishnan on June 28, 2016

    Wodehouse is one of my favorite authors, never get tired of his books.I have read and re-read (during long flights home & back) many times.Highly recommended for those who like satire & humor.

  • By Guest on November 2, 2015

    This is P.G. Wodehouse. It's best that be understood or the writing could throw you off. He's quintessentially British and writes as if in the Thirties. It's hilarious, but probably only to those who are familiar with and enjoy British humor of the non-Monty Python variety.

  • By Paul Rooney on November 26, 2014

    A collection of Jeeves and Bertie stories from 1930 and one of the best.All funny with brilliant use of the English language, outstanding entertainment.If you don't like Bertie we can never be friends.


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