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The World of Jeeves: A Jeeves and Wooster…

The World of Jeeves: A Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Never having read any Wodehouse, this was an excellent introduction to Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, not to mention the various recurring friends and relations who pop up throughout. I found myself chuckling aloud several times in the course of the 34 stories in this compilation. It is best to read one story, maybe two, at a time; otherwise, they bleed into each other too much and the formula risks becoming too repetitive. But the stories are perfect when you need to lighten things up with some well-written humor, to read a little something fun before bedtime or to ease into a lazy weekend/holiday day. A really entertaining, enjoyable relief from the usual hectic pace. ( )
  ljbwell | Jan 8, 2012 |
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P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) is an English-born storyteller and journalist who came to America before World War I and sold a serial to the Saturday Evening Post, where most of his books first appeared. Though Wodehouse wrote more than 90 books and 20 film scripts, and collaborated on more than 30 plays and musical comedies, he is perhaps best known as the creator of the gentlemanly character Jeeves, "that subtle master of prudence, good taste, and ineffable composure." This three-part edition will delight newcomers to Wodehouse as well as those already familiar with his "sunny universe and sparkling prose." Let the reader beware: unless you are the kind of person who enjoys being stared at, do not attempt to read anything by P. G. Wodehouse in public. If you do, you'll soon find yourself an object of interest on the bus, plane or train as you attempt to stifle guffaws or end up accidentally swallowing your tongue in a useless effort to squash that belly-laugh. Wodehouse is, quite simply, one of the funniest men on the planet, and this latest compendium of his work, Life with Jeeves, is Wodehouse at his best.

Here you'll find Bertie Wooster, a complete gentleman, but the first to admit he's a bit of a chump; his valet, Jeeves, infinitely sagacious, the source of all solace; and a wild collection of terrifying aunts, miserly uncles, love-sick friends, female authors, crusading communists, troublesome cousins, cantankerous dogs, unwanted fiancés and more-all bound up in plots as impossibly labyrinthine as they are laugh-out-loud funny.

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