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by P.G. Wodehouse

  • ISBN: 0140297480
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ePub ver: 1279 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 752
  • Publisher: Gardners Books; New Ed edition (March 31, 2001)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Wodehouse had already started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia. Wodehouse had already started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves. Best known today for his short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton.

Published to mark the 25th anniversary of PG Wodehouse's death, this is the first major new selection of his work to be published for a generation. This anthology of stories, novel-extracts, working drafts, articles, letters and poems gives a fresh angle on the twentieth century's greatest humourist. In his introduction, Stephen Fry writes: "What a very, very lucky person Published to mark the 25th anniversary of PG Wodehouse's death, this is the first major new selection of his work to be published for a generation.

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (/ˈwʊdhaʊs/, WOOD-howss; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (/ˈwʊdhaʊs/, WOOD-howss; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the third son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school, he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time.

Wodehouse’s best characters are back in this story, which promises hilarious scenes when Bertie is forced to visit his terrible Aunt Agatha at the picturesque Steeple Bumpleigh. Love, jealousy, mésalliances, mistaken identities, and plans which go awry can mean only one thing: Jeeves will be back to set things right once again. The year of 1915 saw the publishing of Wodehouse’s comic debut novel, Something Fresh, set in Blandings Castle, home to the Emsworth family. Blandings Castle is never lacking an impostor, and so to get the saga going with a bang, Wodehouse includes not one but two impostors in this hilarious series opener.

And how many readers of Wodehouse know the best of Ukridge, the Oldest Member, the Hollwood stories? .

And how many readers of Wodehouse know the best of Ukridge, the Oldest Member, the Hollwood stories? This bumper anthology of stories, novel-extracts, working drafts, articles, letters and poems gives a fresh angle on the twentieth century's greatest humorist. The anthology has been compiled with enthusiastic support from the various P. Wodehouse societies around the world.

Wodehouse only wrote two more short stories featuring this pair after that. Page 22 THE USE OF REAL NAMES Throughout his established career Wodehouse regularly used real names and incidents from his experience to give his books a sound base. His early days at Emsworth provide good examples. Many place names in the Emsworth locality were given to characters in his books, especially in the Blandings series, including Stockheath, Bosham, Warblington, Hayling and Havant.

PG Wodehouse was the author of almost a hundred books. Wodehouse is extremely old fashioned in the sense that a lot of his best work seems to be set in a perpetual Edwardian high summer. That is certainly the world that the Blandings stories evoke. But, this is some of his funniest work, such as Somehting Fresh. The Jeeves and Wooster stories move incrementally into the post war Jazz age, but one not tinged by any angst over the lost generation. Bertie's problems are usually about some romantic misunderstanding that also involves a maiden aunt and a desperately complicated weekend in a country house.

The Little Treasury of Golf. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arnold Palmer, . Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best. The Inimitable Jeeves. Right Ho, Jeeves Hungry Hearts. Wodehouse, Chuck Dixon. Goodbye to All Cats: (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up). Une Partie Mixte à Trois Et Autres Nouvelles De Green. Jeeves and the Hard Boiled Egg. . The Man Who Disliked Cats.

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to . Wodehouse here's a sneak peek of the fabulous finished copies of ABOVE AVERAGE AT GAMES, out 31st October!

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to . Wodehouse here's a sneak peek of the fabulous finished copies of ABOVE AVERAGE AT GAMES, out 31st October! . 10 October ·. Brought together for the first time, Wodehouse's stories on the highs and lows of cricket, golf, rugby and boxing. Wodehouse updated their cover photo. 19 November 2018 ·. Chin chin!

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Comments (7)

Whitecaster
This is a wonderful selection of choice Wodehouse, much of which I've never read before. In fact, most of which has eluded me until now.
There are marvellous pieces that make you laugh out loud, endless pieces of witty writing, marvellous moments when the words seem to leap off the page as though they'd never been used before, and much more.
Great for dipping into again and again.
The only puzzling chapter was the one that was supposedly cut out of the English edition of a book, but kept in the American version. This seems such a weak piece, with little of real Wodehouse style and aplomb that I wonder if it wasn't written by some hack pretending to be Wodehouse. But I must be wrong...
Friert
The world is divided into those who have read Wodehouse and those who have not. This book is designed for the latter. It has an excellent introduction by Stephen Fry and a fair selection of some of Wodehouse's best writing. This is a useful introduction for the uninitiated and a delight for those already in the fold.

Wodehouse was prolific. He was long lived and he wrote for most of his life. He not only defined the comic novel for the 20th Century, he was also hugely influential in the development of the Broadway musical as a lyricist.

Wodehouse is extremely old fashioned in the sense that a lot of his best work seems to be set in a perpetual Edwardian high summer. That is certainly the world that the Blandings stories evoke. But, this is some of his funniest work, such as Somehting Fresh.

The Jeeves and Wooster stories move incrementally into the post war Jazz age, but one not tinged by any angst over the lost generation. Bertie's problems are usually about some romantic misunderstanding that also involves a maiden aunt and a desperately complicated weekend in a country house.

When you read Wodehouse you are in the company of one of the greatest prose stylists and comic writers of the last century. This is delightful stuff. Please enjoy.

Enjoy
Ximinon
I have been reading Wodehouse for over 50 years now and I have been enjoying reading about Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, Uncle Fred, Psmith, Aunt Agatha, etc., ever since. Wodehouse is for all generations, young, not so young, old and the very old. We enjoy him even though the plot may seem to be in another world and location, which unfortunately has ceased to exist. I particularly enjoyed this collection because in one volume you get all his great characters who are too many to mention here. Thanks to Wodehouse for bringing cheer to our lives.!
Naktilar
Excellent!
POFOD
Wodehouse books never age and despite the years since they were written and the changes over the years in society and material possessions as well as cultural changes, they do not seem strange. One can keep reading them as I have for seventy years.
Eta
Wodehouse. Says it all really, you either love him or you don,t. I and others do.Something to read in front of a warm fire while the cold winds blow.
Ndyardin
For young and old fans of Wodehouse, this is quite a collection. Also, the foreword from Stephen Fry is a delight in itself. If you haven't read Wodehouse before, I highly recommend looking up where these selections have come from, and reading the entire book where it came from. Happy reading!
This really is a superb selection of the work of P G Wodehouse. Even a person like myself who has many complete works will appreciate having many of the best gems within two covers. And the introduction by Stephen Fry is a joy as well, actually an added bonus. It is a pity this book has gone out of print. I was fortunate enough to obtain an almost new used copy. Maybe the publishers will realize that there are more people out there who will buy this.

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