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Very Good, Jeeves! Paperback – July 5, 2011
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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.”
- 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
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.
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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!
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.
"Jeeves and the Impending Doom" 1926
"The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy" 1926
"Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit" 1927
"Jeeves and the Song of Songs" 1929
"Episode of the Dog McIntosh" 1929
"The Spot of Art" 1929
"Jeeves and the Kid Clementina" 1930
"The Love That Purifies" 1929
"Jeeves and the Old School Chum" 1930
"Indian Summer of an Uncle" 1930
"The Ordeal of Young Tuppy" 1930
Funny, dry, witty, and utterly mesmerizing. I will be reading everything else I can find. The stories were amusing, a bit tongue-in-cheek (what?) at times, and made my soul lighter with each passing phrase.
Reading tales from an author like PG Wodehouse makes you realize what drivel passes for literature these days.
back in the day a wonderful read..
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Very Good, Jeeves is a collection of eleven humorous stories featuring Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves.Read more
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