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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781787461048
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Code of the Woosters

(Jeeves & Wooster)




A classic Jeeves and Wooster novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.

'The prose . . . is so gloriously funny you can relish the book over and over again.' The Times(five best British comic novels)

'If you haven't read PG Wodehouse in a hot bath with a snifter of whiskey and ideally a rubber duck for company, you haven't lived [.] A book that's a sheer joy to read.' Independent (40 books to read before you die)'To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.' Ben SchottNumber 15 in 100 Greatest Books of All Time list in Daily Telegraph'There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, "Do trousers matter?"''The mood will pass, sir.'

Aunt Dahlia has tasked Bertie with purloining an antique cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. In order to do so, Jeeves hatches a scheme whereby Bertie must charm the droopy and altogether unappealing Madeline and face the wrath of would-be dictator Roderick Spode. Though the prospect fills him with dread, when duty calls, Bertie will answer, for Aunt Dahlia will not be denied.

In a plot that swiftly becomes rife with mishaps, it is Jeeves who must extract his master from trouble. Again.

'To have one of his books in your hand is to possess, by way of a pill, that which can relieve anxiety, rageiness, or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour. Paper has rarely been put to better use than printing Wodehouse.' Caitlin Moran

  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9781787461048
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

P.G. Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as ‘Plum’) wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over seventy-three years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language.

Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler’s Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club.

In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for ‘having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world’. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged ninety-three, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day.

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Praise for The Code of the Woosters

The prose . . . is so gloriously funny you can relish the book over and over again.

The Times

Quite possibly the funniest book the master of comedy ever wrote.

i paper (feel good books)

A sheer joy to read.

Yahoo: 40 best books to read before you die

It's illegal to put together any list of the funniest books in English without including Wodehouse. [His] incredibly delicate descriptive touch (for example, of a particularly burly character: "as if Nature had intended to make a gorilla, and had changed its mind at the last moment") and sense of timing elevate a country house farce involving a policeman's hat, a cow-creamer and a would-be British fascist leader into something which glows with an effortless, sunny brilliance.

32 of the funniest books ever, Esquire

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