The World of Jeeves

The World of Jeeves

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A Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus'Jeeves knows his place, and it is between the covers of a book.'This is an omnibus of wonderful Jeeves and Wooster stories, specially selected and introduced by Wodehouse himself, who was struck by the size of his selection and described it as almost the ideal paperweight. As he wrote-'I find it curious, now that I have written so much about him, to recall how softly and undramatically Jeeves first entered my little world. Characteristically, he did not thrust himself forward. On that occasion, he spoke just two lines.The first was-"Mrs Gregson to see you, sir."The second-"Very good, sir, which suit will you wear?"It was only some time later that the man's qualities dawned upon me. I still blush to think of the off-hand way I treated him at our first encounter...'.This omnibus contains Carry On, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves, Very Good, Jeeves and the short stories 'Jeeves Makes an Omelette' and 'Jeeves and the Greasy Bird'.
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2008, c1967.
ISBN: 9780099514237
0099514230
Characteristics: 774 p. ;,20 cm.

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JCLAmandaH Feb 11, 2014

This omnibus collects all the Jeeves and Wooster short stories, about upper-class twit Bertie Wooster and his brilliant valet Jeeves. P. G. Wodehouse is a comic genius, and his sense of farce and delightful turns-of-phrase never fail to amuse as Jeeves helps Bertie escape mayhem and matrimony in 1920s England. The British TV series starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie is also a favorite.

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pkirk
Dec 21, 2010

Having watched the TV series Jeevs and Wooster, it was neat to read many of the stories that were used. Wodehouse captures the times very well - you have to have some knowledge of the period to get some of the jokes but the humour is there. It's often dry and subtle but I found it an enjoyable romp through the immediate post WWI era.

Wodehouse is a master storyteller and fills these stories with characters who are true to their time.

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