Read The Jeeves Collection: "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves", "Inimitable Jeeves", "Carry on, Jeeves" by P.G. Wodehouse Free Online
Book Title: The Jeeves Collection: "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves", "Inimitable Jeeves", "Carry on, Jeeves"|
The author of the book: P.G. Wodehouse
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.5
Edition: Chancellor Press
Date of issue: October 8th 1992
ISBN 13: 9781851522361
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I had rather mixed feelings about this book.
To begin with I was absolutely loving the short stories about Bertie & Jeeves, being a fan of the show with Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie. Really amusing.
Then the stories in the middle, though still amusing, were a little confusing. I was unsure what was going on when the main character was no longer Bertie but now Reggie. I wondered why it was the Jeeves collection, if the stories were not all about Jeeves?
Then the final story, being the longest, after all that went before, just felt a bit too long and drawn out. I think I would have enjoyed the book that bit more if the longest story was at the start and perhaps if the Reggie stories were at the end, or even better, replaced by more Jeeves & Wooster. So what started as a 5* read ended up 3*. Definately want to read more though
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Read information about the authorSir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.
An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by more recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett. Sean O'Casey famously called him "English literature's performing flea", a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.
Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934) and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin/Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928).