Mr Mulliner narrates these fine stories of his numerous relatives and their travails in love. Each short story is a hilarious anecdote about his nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, etc etc and despite the shear volume of stories they never cease to feel fresh and funny.
I am a huge fan of Wodehouse and though most people were introduced to Wodehouse via Jeeves and Bertie Wooster my first experience was Mr Mulliner. The Mulliner short stories truly are Wodehouse at his peak, and were written during the hey day of his popularity. I say this as someone who has read almost every story Wodehouse has written from the Picadilly Jim to Sunset at Blandings. The prose is excellent, the hyperbole magnificent. The stories told by Mr Mulliner concerning his various relatives are fast paced, witty, bright, and they never feel contrived or forced. In addition Wodehouse and his prose manage to evoke emotions, surprise, and amazement in a way not even the excellent Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie can replicate on screen. In fact despite the quality of the various screen adaptations of Wodehouse's work nothing can compare to Wodehouse's words.
This particular collection contains my all time favorite short story "The Unpleasentness at Bludleigh Court". This is a tale of two sensitive poetic souls and the unholy influence of of the sportsmen at Bludleigh court. Summarized in the poetic lines "When life is dark and all is black, how sweet it is to pot a yak". In this story Wodehouse manages to satirize and parody both the poets of his day and the aristocratic sportsmen and country gentry.
Even if you do not take the time to read every Mulliner short story you should definately jump in and read at least a few of the wonderful short stories as told by Mr Mulliner.