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Weekend Wodehouse [Paperback]

P.G. Wodehouse , Hilaire Belloc
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4 Oct 2012

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC

In the course of a career that encompassed nearly one hundred novels and short story collections (written over more than seventy years), P.G. Wodehouse established himself as not only a fond satirist of the foppish upper class, but one of the greatest comic voices in all literature.

Including stories featuring all his finest creations, including Jeeves, Lord Emsworth of Blandings, Ukridge and the disreputable members of the Drones club, this collection is an ideal introduction to the writer described by Douglas Adams as ‘the greatest comic writer ever’.


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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (4 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099558149
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099558149
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 576,642 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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"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)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The master 23 Jan 2013
By JJ
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Watching the BBC series made me return to the books themselves, which bear little resemblance to the TV show. They are infinitely better. I've had the hard copy of this book for many years, and now enjoy the kindle version which means I can read it anytime I need a pick me up. Wodehouse is the perfect soother of the furrowed brow. His humour is gentle and never offensive. If you've never read Wodehouse, then I suggest you start with Blandings and Elsewhere and more specifically, Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend. I dare you not to laugh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 27 Nov 2013
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A superb collection of stories and excerpts from the works of our greatest humorous writer and a master of the English language
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy 2 Jun 2013
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I've been aware of Weekend Wodehouse all my life as it was my late father's favourite bedside book but I'd never been allowed to lay my hands on his sellotaped and very raggy copy.

And then I found that it is available on Kindle so I could not resist buying it. It's even more irresistible now it's actually on my Kindle. It consists of extracts from many of Wodehouse's books and his other writings and it's great for dipping into. I dip in at meal times,in waiting rooms and on journeys. I disgraced myself by laughing out loud in the breast cancer outpatients waiting room.

Yes, it's mostly stuff from other books but that's what it's meant to be. Buy it knowing that and you will buy pure joy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars con 11 Mar 2013
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I adore P.G.Wodehouse and I am a great supporter of the old-fashioned printed book. I also like anthologies. But this publication is a nonsense amounting pretty much to a fraud.

First it contains nothing new; au contraire it merely re-hashes well-known and easily-available extracts from the master's works. And when I say re-hashes that's about the right word: here we have snippets and truncations of famous scenes, a few brief excerpts amounting to a sort of Reader's Digest 'The Best Of' PGW, plus the odd complete story.

Second the volume is full of typographical and other errors quite horrible to encounter

Third is is illustrated by some sort of anachronistic amateur in a way that actually manages to reduce the magic rather than enhance it.

This is nothing much more than an exercise in milking a beloved author's oeuvre for a bit more cash.

Lance Butler
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition as advertised 11 Jan 2012
By Soltana
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The book arrived very quickly after ordering it and it was in such excellent condition that it was hard to imagine it was used. Made an excellent Christmas gift for my 16 year old daughter who never guessed it was second hand.
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