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Paperback The World of Jeeves Book

ISBN: 0060972440

ISBN13: 9780060972448

The World of Jeeves

(Part of the Jeeves Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Available for the first time in an American edition, this book contains all of Wodehouse's sparkling short stories featuring Jeeves and Bertie--34 glorious tales of the high life in London and the...

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The Best of the Best

All the Jeeves short stories in one place. What more do you need to know?

A Must-Read for Any British Comedy Enthusiast!

P.G. Wodehouse shows why Jeeves and Wooster are his most loved characters by readers in his compilation of short stories entitled The World of Jeeves. You will fall immediately in love with all of Wodehouse's characters; all of whom I know no one like, but I completely understand their personalities. Bertie Wooster is a person you wish you could be sometimes because of the lavish lifestyle he lives and his social Einstein for a valet, Jeeves. Jeeves is the person everyone wishes they knew because of his cunning in escaping from pickles. Bertie's Aunt Agatha is the member of the extended family that everyone has who they love to hate. It seams like she always has someone new to stay with Bertie or a new woman to potentially settle Bertie down with in married life. Whether it's Cyril Bassington Bassington or Wilmot Malvern who overstay there welcome (and especially in Motty's case), Jeeves always finds a way to get them moving on their way out of Bertie's flat. This however does lead to the only flaw in the book. Although it is exciting in every story to see how Jeeves solves the problem, it can get somewhat repetitive because you know that Jeeves will eventually solve it and everything will turn out fine in the end. But to anyone looking for something that is actually fun to read; a getaway from the serious literature out there, especially about the 1920's such as F. Scott Fittzgerald, then this is the book for you. Fitzgerald chooses to take the wealthy class during the 1920's seriously while Wodehouse chooses to make fun of their pinstripe suit wearing and obscure sock, hat, and tie styles, which is far more fun to read about.

Stories Don't Come Any Better Than This (or Any Funnier)

What better introduction to the wonders of P.G. Wodehouse's writing than a collection of stories about the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his repeated rescue by Jeeves? This volume includes all the stories - thirty-three narrated by Bertie and one by Jeeves. None is less than good; most have had me laughing out loud.In addition to Bertie and Jeeves, you'll meet such memorable characters as Bingo Little and his wife Rosie M. Banks, Tuppy Glossop and his uncle Sir Roderick, Bertie's aunts Agatha and Dahlia, and, in "Jeeves and the Old School Chum", Rosie's friend Laura Pyke.If you like to laugh and like good literature, this collection is for you. If you've never read any Wodehouse, I envy you the pleasure awaiting you.

Perhaps the best introduction to & compendium of Wodehouse!

This book is at once both an excellent introduction to, as well as an outstanding compendium of the outrageous "Jeeves" stories by PG Wodehouse. This collection of short stories is the pinancle of parody of the stereotypical British elite, as seen though the eyes "the perfect manservant" to a "1920's bachelor on the run".I admit that I was biased when I began this book, at the incessant recommendation of my siblings. I was certain that I would not enjoy it, and resisted its wickedly incisive humor with all my might as I turned page after page ... after page. I finally gave in to Wodehouse's unbeatable combination of an incredibly accurate, ironic, insightful view of the world and an always well-turned phrase. I dare you to spend an evening with it - you'll find yourself hooked! The good news is that there are many more fine "Jeeves" stories to enjoy after these.You really should enjoy at least one Wodehouse "Jeeves" book - at this is the perfect place to begin, if you ask me.Do enjoy - Cheerio!

An Excellent Collection

This book is another great example of the writing of P.G. Wodehouse. In this collection of short stories we find Bertie Wooster getting out of many a problem with the help of his trustworthy butler Jeeves. Along the way there are mean-spirited Aunts, eccentric Uncles, and many other recurring characters. This collection is the perfect remedy for the blues. The stories make you laugh so much. This is a book that is hard to put down. The stories are relatively short but there is so much in them. Wodehouse's mastery of dialogue is well-evident and so is his incredible skill in describing characters. I recommend this book highly. It is an excellent collection.
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