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The Jeeves Omnibus: No.5 [Paperback]

P.G. Wodehouse
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1 July 1993
Poor Bertie is in the soup again, and throughout this latest omnibus it is only Jeeves who keeps him from being the fish and the main course as well. In these delightful pages you will encounter all the stalwarts who have made the Jeeves novels and short stories the pinnacle of English humour, from Aunts Agatha and Dahlia to Roderick Spode, Tuppy Glossop, Madeline Bassett, Oofy Prosser and Anatole the Chef. At the end even Augustus the cat has come to be much obliged to Jeeves. This volume contains Much Obliged, Jeeves, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen and the short stories 'Extricating Young Gussie', 'Jeeves Makes An Omelette' and 'Jeeves and the Greasy Bird'.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson; New Ed edition (1 July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091773547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091773540
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 307,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

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"The gold standard of English wit . There is not, and never will be, anything to touch him" (Christopher Hitchens)

"The funniest writer ever to put words to paper" (Hugh Laurie)

"For as long as I'm immersed in a P.G. Wodehouse book, it's possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day" (Marian Keyes)

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105 of 107 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but quite peculiar editions 27 Oct 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I can add vanishingly little to comments on the quality of the writing: if you know the stories, they need no recommendation, if not, lucky you because you have them all to discover. This edition is handsome enough, and has text that while not quite a large-print edition is very easy on the eye, especially for reading aloud (I'm introducing the kids to the joys of Jeeves). BUT I foolishly bought volume one thinking I could read through that, and then get two, and so on, and I would be reading them in order. Far too logical. The third book in this collection, The Inimitable Jeeves, is indeed one of the earlier ones published, but then you need to go to Volume 2 of the omnibus for Carry on Jeeves, and continue hopping around. Strict chronological reading isn't a necessity, but references to previous event and minor characters do make more sense if the order of publication is followed. If the link to the listmania guide The Complete Jeeves & Wooster (in order of publication): A list by Alejo "ADB" has gone when you look at this page, do search listmania for it: I wish I had.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why are the books not in order? 30 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
Love the stories, but it's so frustrating that they haven't put them in date order. Bertie Wooster frequently refers back to events that have taken place in previous books, and you have to wait until Book 3 of Volume 2 to see how Jeeves and Wooster first came together.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Molerat
Format:Paperback
How does one review Wodehouse? The reader either already knows he is the finest comic writer in the English language by a very wide margin, or he/she needs to be frogmarched to the library forthwith to have this deficiency in his/her upbringing and moral outlook forcibly corrected. Best to single out occasional Wodehousians, and impress on them your immodest views on how the present offerings stack up against the author's oeuvre as a whole.

`Thank You, Jeeves' is the first novel in the series and starts things off with a bang (or a banjolele, if you prefer). It is, however, topped by `The Code of the Woosters', in which the hapless Bertram Wooster is pitched headlong into sinister goings-on at Totleigh Towers revolving around the infamous eighteenth-century cow-creamer, and faces for the umpteenth time a, as he would put it, f w than d in the shape of betrothal to a girl who thinks the stars are God's daisy chain.

We end with `The Inimitable Jeeves', a collection of interlinked short stories mostly dealing with the frenetic love life of Bingo Little. Not my favourite denizen of the Drones Club is Bingo - he deserves a good hard smack upside the head rather more than any other of Bertie's friends - but worth putting up with, if only for the pleasure of witnessing Aunt Agatha's demeanour change to that of one who, picking daisies on the railway, has just caught the down express in the small of the back.

Addendum:
This review covered, as indicated, the Jeeves Omnibus volume 1. To confuse matters, Amazon have since lumped together the reviews for volumes 1 and 2 and applied them to volumes 1, 2 and 5 (whose reviews have vanished).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get Fry and Laurrie out of my head 30 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
Ref: Omnibus 1: This was, like many others have reported, a holiday read. Very simply this was very enjoyable and the stories flowed with ease. I am familar with the TV series so I could not get Fry and Laurrie's voices out of my head. This perhaps added to the ammusement and the general flow. All of them are far fetched and over the top but in good clean taste. The only draw back about this as a holiday read is the size and weight of the book. No regrets.
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bertie and the literary review 6 Mar 2008
Format:Paperback
'I say, Jeeves,' I said, gratefully accepting the w. and soda, 'it seems we have another five stars to pin to our chest. The Jeeves Omnibus Volume One really hits the spot.'
'Indeed sir, you have admirers everywhere.'
'We, Jeeves, we,' I insisted, credit where due. 'After all, where would I be without you? "X and Wooster" would hardly pack in the many headed. No Jeeves,' I beamed at the honest fellow, 'we are a team, a double act, a faire des groupes de deux.'
`Thank you sir, it is most gracious of you to say so.'
`Not at all Jeeves, not at all.' I placed the restorative on the whatnot. As I did, I noticed a flicker from above Jeeves's left eye. A sure sign, I knew, that he was trying to engage my attention.
`Yes, Jeeves?'
`Well sir, I was merely trying to convey the information that much of the credit must go to the Late Mr. PG Wodehouse.'
`Old Plum?' I nodded sagely. `True Jeeves, very true. Well, Jeeves, mix the doings and I shall drink a toast to him. And you, of course, and the good fellows at the publishing house.'
`I have one already prepared sir.'
`Thank you Jeeves.' I said, and I meant it to stick.
`Thank you, sir.'
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Joy 19 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The content is endless pleasure, so I need comment no further than that. Others have before me, in any case.
I should like to point out that this collection does have quite a few glaring spelling errors - perhaps a little proof-reading mightn't have gone astray. Still, the book itself is printed on good stiff paper and highly readable print, if these things matter to you (and they should!).
That mentioned, prepare for dewy eyes and aching sides.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic book!
A classic book and one which doesn't seem to age with time. I always love PG Wodehouse's turn of phrase!
Published 9 days ago by robdew_72@yahoo.com
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't hate it because didn't buy it!
Having pressed 'Buy' by mistake, and having requested a refund, I am surprised to be asked to review this non-purchase.
Published 1 month ago by M. E. Holley
5.0 out of 5 stars Top hole and what not!
In times of strife its good to know that Jeeves and Wooster are there to lift the gloom! Absolutely spiffing!
Published 2 months ago by Richard Burdett
5.0 out of 5 stars A joy
A joy from start to finish. Highly recommended to anyone who is a fan of Jeeves & Wooster and their world.
Published 3 months ago by Windsor3
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant pg. but a few typos in is edition
There are of course some of the finest books of English comedy in this compilation, but also several typos I've discovered in the first one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by RevDitch
5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read
Amusing and easy read, much enjoyed. Jeeves always comes out tops, and Bertie is his usual gullible self. Good fun.
Published 4 months ago by tallhall
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb
read this yonks ago still hilarious.
how Mr Winehouse devise this is pure genius.
a timeless timeless classic.
don't miss
Published 4 months ago by DAFTDAI
4.0 out of 5 stars spiffing
wit and elegance are to be found, at last Wodehouse begins to blossom into the beloved humorist of English letters that is so rightfully lauded. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Daithidh MacEochaidh
5.0 out of 5 stars Wodehouse
Very entertaining and a good read. Worth buying for readers who enjoy a light and pleasant read. Very convenient way to buy
Published 5 months ago by A D Simmons
4.0 out of 5 stars A RELAXING READ
I FOUND IT FUNNY AND RELAXING BUT PREFER THE SHORTER EPISODES SUCH AS FOUND IN THE BOOK
JEEVES BUT STILL ENTERTAINING
Published 6 months ago by george culverwell
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