The Jeeves Omnibus: No.1: (Jeeves & Wooster)

The Jeeves Omnibus: No.1: (Jeeves & Wooster)

Paperback Jeeves & Wooster

By (author) P. G. Wodehouse

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  • Publisher: Hutchinson
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 46mm | 760g
  • Publication date: 27 February 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009173987X
  • ISBN 13: 9780091739874
  • Sales rank: 13,685

Product description

It's beats me why a man of his genius is satisfied to hang around pressing my clothes and what not,' says Bertie. 'If I had Jeeves's brain I should have a stab at being Prime Minisiter or something.' Luckily for us, Bertie Wooster manages to retain Jeeve's services through all the vicissitudes of purple socks and policeman's helmets, and here, gathered together for the first time, is an omnibus of Jeeves novels and stories comprising three of the funniest books ever written: Thank You, Jeeves, The code of the Woosters and The Inimirable Jeeves.

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Author information

The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

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"The gold standard of English wit ... There is not, and never will be, anything to touch him" -- Christopher Hitchens "It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him" -- John Humphrys "Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in" -- Evelyn Waugh

Editorial reviews

P G Wodehouse was not only a great comic genius but a marvellously elegant writer, surprisingly full of literary allusions as well as jokes. The Jeeves stories are by far his best, and here you can get a huge feast of them. This volume contains Thank You Jeeves, The Code of the Woosters, and The Inimitable Jeeves. (Kirkus UK)