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The Code of the Woosters Mass Market Paperback – November 12, 1975
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"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." --Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
“Bertie and Jeeves are at their best in The Code of the Woosters.” --Newsweek
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P.G.Wodehouse's best-loved creation by far is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the likable nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. This unlikely duo is as famous as Holmes and Watson, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and Tracy and Hepburn, but they have their own very special inimitable charm. According to Walter Clemons, Newsweek, "They are at their best in The Code of the Woosters," in which Bertie is rescued from his bumbling escapades time and time again by that gentleman's gentleman: Jeeves.
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Bertie Wooster's troubles begin when his friend Gussie Fink-Nottle fears that his engagement to Madeline Basset (a previous fiance of Bertie's) has been irreparably damaged. He asks Bertie to visit them at Madeline's house, a trip that Bertie loathes to take, for he has had a previous run-in with Madeline's father, a magistrate, over a prank snatching that occured in his younger days. Bertie's Aunt Dahlia is thrilled that her nephew will be at Totleigh Towers, for she wants him to snatch an antique silver cow creamer that Basset bought from under her husband's nose. Bertie doesn't want to follow through on his aunt's wishes, but his host has already fingered him as a crook when the cow creamer indeed goes missing, along with a local police officer's helmet, the same "crime" Bertie committed in his youth. It doesn't help Bertie's state of mind when his friend's engagement is in a constant state of flux and the girl might be intending to marry him instead. Only Jeeves can come up with a satisfactory solution to all the problems facing his master.
"The Code of the Woosters" is as convoluted a plot as Wodehouse ever created. Just when Bertie believes one obstacle to be overcome, another graver misfortune takes its place. The solution is humorously satisfying and well worth the rambling road it takes to get there.
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It is the classic Jeeves and Wooster story.Read more
Several intertwined storylines are satisfyingly resolved by the fish-eating, gentleman's gentleman.