The World of Jeeves

The World of Jeeves

Book - 1971
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Publisher: London : Barrie and Jenkins, 1971.
ISBN: 9780257160542
025716054X
Characteristics: ix, 564 p. ; 23 cm.

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JCLAmandaH Feb 11, 2014

This omnibus collects all the Jeeves and Wooster short stories, about upper-class twit Bertie Wooster and his brilliant valet Jeeves. P. G. Wodehouse is a comic genius, and his sense of farce and delightful turns-of-phrase never fail to amuse as Jeeves helps Bertie escape mayhem and matrimony in 1920s England. The British TV series starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie is also a favorite.

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pkirk
Dec 21, 2010

Having watched the TV series Jeevs and Wooster, it was neat to read many of the stories that were used. Wodehouse captures the times very well - you have to have some knowledge of the period to get some of the jokes but the humour is there. It's often dry and subtle but I found it an enjoyable romp through the immediate post WWI era.

Wodehouse is a master storyteller and fills these stories with characters who are true to their time.

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