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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099540632
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99

Weekend Wodehouse




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'Julian Fellowes

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.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099540632
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $14.99

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 Weekend Wodehouse

You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour

Stephen Fry

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

Julian Fellowes

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

Hilaire Belloc

A peerless collection

Max Hastings, Sunday Times

A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting

Alan Ayckbourn

He handles words like a great poet

Observer

He comes near to defying all criticism

Sunday Times

A creature of pure light and joy

New Statesman

A comic genius recognised in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce

The Times

The funniest writer ever to put words to paper

Hugh Laurie

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

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