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Carry On, Jeeves (Collector's Wodehouse)

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Q: Do you ever go back and reread your own books?

Wodehouse: Oh, yes.

Q: Are you ever surprised by them?

Wodehouse: I'm rather surprised that they're so good.

And there is English humorist P. G. Wodehouse's particular brand of sly chagrin, the playful swatting that populates his oeuvre. I am utterly, thoroughly charmed by Wodehouse, an infatuation that began with Carry On, Jeeves, a collection of 10 short adventures centering on Bertie Wooster and everyone's favorite all-knowing butler, Jeeves. Wodehouse is noted for his light, humorous prose, and sometimes denigrated for being a "popular writer." But my thought is you don't criticize Buster Keaton for not doing King Lear; instead, you watch The General for the 20th time and marvel at the comic genius. The same is true for Wodehouse. These new clothbound editions by Overlook Press are seriously stunning and beg for your book-love.
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Publisher Comments:

"A Gentleman of Leisure is a comic novel dedicated to Douglas Fairbanks--who starred in the film version; in "Hot Water, J. Wellington Gedge is the man who has everything--but finds himself caught in a series of international events. "Summer Moonshine involves a complicated love quadrangle and what is probably the ugliest home in England; and "Carry On, Jeeves is a collection of stories in which Jeeves the charge and a familiar bevy of individuals appeal to him to solve their problems.

About the Author

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) grew up in England and came to the United States just before World War I, when he married an American. He wrote more than ninety books, and his works, translated into many languages, won him worldwide acclaim.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585673926
Author:
Wodehouse, P. G.
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
Wodehouse, P.G.
Location:
Woodstock, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Jeeves (fictitious character)
Subject:
Single men
Subject:
Wooster, Bertie (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Jeeves
Subject:
Wooster, Bertie
Subject:
Valets
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Collector's Wodehouse
Series Volume:
71
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.20x5.20x1.10 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Q: Do you ever go back and reread your own books?

Wodehouse: Oh, yes.

Q: Are you ever surprised by them?

Wodehouse: I'm rather surprised that they're so good.

And there is English humorist P. G. Wodehouse's particular brand of sly chagrin, the playful swatting that populates his oeuvre. I am utterly, thoroughly charmed by Wodehouse, an infatuation that began with Carry On, Jeeves, a collection of 10 short adventures centering on Bertie Wooster and everyone's favorite all-knowing butler, Jeeves. Wodehouse is noted for his light, humorous prose, and sometimes denigrated for being a "popular writer." But my thought is you don't criticize Buster Keaton for not doing King Lear; instead, you watch The General for the 20th time and marvel at the comic genius. The same is true for Wodehouse. These new clothbound editions by Overlook Press are seriously stunning and beg for your book-love.

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