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  • Published: 15 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099558149
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

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.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099558149
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

P.G. Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as ‘Plum’) wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over 73 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 93, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day.

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Praise for Weekend Wodehouse

“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

“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

“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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