The Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology by P.G. WodehouseThe Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology by P.G. Wodehouse

The Best of Wodehouse: An Anthology

byP.G. Wodehouse

Hardcover | June 19, 2007

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P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was perhaps the most widely acclaimed British humorist of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, he brilliantly examined the complex and idiosyncratic nature of English upper-crust society with hilarious insight and wit. The works in this volume provide a wonderful introduction to Wodehouse’s work and his unique talent for joining fantastic plots with authentic emotion.

 

In The Code of the Woosters, Wodehouse’s most famous duo, Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves, risks all to steal a cream jug. Uncle Fred in the Springtime, part of the famous Blandings Castle series, follows Uncle Fred as he attempts to ruin the Duke of Blandings while he is preoccupied with his favorite pig. Fourteen stories feature some of Wodehouse’s most memorable characters, and three autobiographical pieces provide a revealing look into Wodehouse’s life.

 

With his gift for hilarity and his ever-human tone, Wodehouse and his work have never felt more lively. With a New Introduction by John Mortimer


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P.G. Wodehouse was an English author and humorist born in 1881 in Guildford, Surrey
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Title:The Best of Wodehouse: An AnthologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:840 pages, 8.3 × 5.3 × 1.7 inPublished:June 19, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307266613

ISBN - 13:9780307266613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wodehouse Delight!!! If you are Wodehouse fan, then you must have this anthology. This book contains two novels and fourteen short-stories. Not to mention, a very humourous excerpt from P.G. Wodehouse's autobiography, "Over Seventy." The book contains the following stories and novels: "The Code of the Wooster" - Jeeves and Wooster novel. "Uncle Fred in the Springtime" - Bladings Castle novel. and 14 short stories (5 Jeeves and Wooster, 1 Blandings Castle, and other adventures of Ukridge, Mr. Mulliner and Drones Club.). My favourite story was "The Crime Waves at Blandings." WARNING: you must not read this book in the bus because you are going to laugh so much and people will look at you and think that you are some kind of a maniac. I must plead guilty to a heinous charge of laughing whenever reading Wodehouse. Whenever it's cold outside and I don't have any assignments to finish for my college, I just sit on the sofa and lose myself in the Wodehouse world.
Date published: 2011-10-20

Editorial Reviews

“Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.” –Douglas Adams“Mr. 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“The very definition of British humor.” –Entertainment Weekly“It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried.” –Christopher Buckley“Timelessly funny and mean.” –David Foster Wallace“Wodehouse can be extremely funny, of course, and Bertie and Jeeves are echt-Englishmen, but the surprising and surpassing pleasure of these books is their cheerful humanity.” –Kurt Andersen