Introductory collection to the inimitable PG Wodehouse; 'The greatest comic writer ever' (Douglas Adams)
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC
'P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection'
Weekend Wodehouse – required reading at country house parties in the late Thirties – remains one of the best introductions to the work of PG Wodehouse. All the favourites are here: Drones Club stories, Mr Mullinger stories, stories of Jeeves, Lord Amsworth and Ukridge.
“You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour”
“P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection”
“He is the head of my profession... If in, say, fifty years, Jeeves and any other of that great company shall have faded, then what we have so long called England will no longer be”
“A peerless collection”
Max Hastings, Sunday Times
“A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting”
“He handles words like a great poet”
“He comes near to defying all criticism”
“A creature of pure light and joy”
“A comic genius recognised in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce”
“The funniest writer ever to put words to paper”
“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”