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The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories [Kindle Edition]

P. G. Wodehouse
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"The handsome bindings are only the cherry on top of what is already a cake without compare." (Evening Standard)

"He exhausts superlatives" (Stephen Fry)

"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)

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A collection of Wodehouse's earliest fiction includes the first appearance of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster.

The begininning of it all... a must have for collectionists,


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 556 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1426423756
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria (27 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0XM2DE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Wodehouse 28 Sep 2012
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How splendid to be able to access these stories from the fledgling Plum. If you have any affection for our gentle humourist, this is a must have.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wodehouse finding his feet 28 Sep 2007
Format:Paperback
The Man with Two Left feet is Wodehouse's second collection of short stories after graduating from the school stories and carries on in much the same fashion as its predecessor The Man Upstairs. The Quality does again vary from story to story but the good far outweighs the poor and the Wodehouse genius is definitely making its presence felt although still not as pronounced as it would later become.

In the Title story the man with two left feet is concerned that his wife is bored due to his inability to dance when they venture out. His taking dancing lessons on the QT drives their marriage to the brink but when it is discovered that she is at her happiest home listening to her husband reading aloud from his encyclopaedia things work out in typical Wodehouse style.

The mixer is the poorest story in this collection written in the first person and telling the story of a dog from being a puppy until it finds its place in the best of all possible worlds.

Also written in the first person is `Extricating young Gussie' which first introduces us to Jeeves and Wooster or at least Wooster. The potential of Jeeves as a wealth of all knowledge has yet to be tapped and Bertie is bungling the case of Gussie without any help. Jeeves is very much noises off making the tea and laying out suits.

Bertie is virtually fully formed and it his with his voice we learn `New York is a large city conveniently situated on the edge of America, so that you can step off the liner right on to it without an effort' and that `The Mannering-Phippses were an old established clan when William the Conqueror was a small boy going round with bare legs and a catapult.'

Without Jeeves coming up with all the answers Wooster can never amount to nothing but both he and Wodehouse are now on the cusp of greatness.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You should download this one, very entertaining 19 Sep 2012
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P G Woodehouse is always funny but I can't recommend this more highly as a book of short stories. Any dog lover will be in heaps of laughter reading "The Mixer".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything by PG Wodehouse is going to be good! 22 July 2013
By DAS
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Brilliant book, and so easy to carry it around when it's on kindle. Recommended for all Wodehouse fans and for anyone who likes a good chuckle
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5.0 out of 5 stars abso brill 8 July 2013
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this is a scream and,if you enjoy the 30s/40s genre you will love it.am reminded of `diary of a provincial lady.`
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice light reading 15 Feb 2013
By Rob
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Obviously a bit dated, but nice light and unchallenging reading with all the expected PG Wodehouse wit. And of course free!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories 15 Feb 2013
By Lal
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The Man with Two Left Feet And Other Stories, good reading , the more you read it the you enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars just as expected 8 Feb 2013
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most enjoyable book, just as i had expected it to be. i made a very good birthday present for a good friend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars not finished reading it, but sort of enjoying, ...
not finished reading it, but sort of enjoying, its a pick up, move on, go back read a bit more type of book
Published 13 days ago by margery marsh
4.0 out of 5 stars Early short story collection
Although this is very early Wodehouse, I enjoyed this varied selection of short stories, including one which -I later learned - was the first time he wrote about Bertie Wooster and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
What can I say about P.G. always funny always amusing,I don't believe a word about him being Nazi sympathiser rubbish.
Published 2 months ago by S V Durham
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Offering
This not a book that was available readily in the bookshops in the pre-Amazon days.i thought I had read all of the P. G. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Janusz Knepil
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
P G Wodehouse at his best. A collection of fascinating stories well written with twists at the end. The descriptions of the characters and their interplay with each other coupled... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Martin D. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars good old p g
These short stories of Wodehouse were not known to me but have great charm and the surprise turn of phrase or simile that makes P G so funny.
Published 5 months ago by colin stanwell-smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Very P.G.Wodehouse - Good
I enjoyed this book a lot. Some of the tales had a unique twist to them especially the ones from the dogs perspective, which, I personally did not immediately realise. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars PG WODEHOUSE
Excellent writer and always leaves me smiling. This collection of short stories is highly entertaining and a great read in bed before settling down for the night.
Published 6 months ago by Cara Billot
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
I recommend this to anyone wanting to add a good read to their library. So good I will keep to read again.
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Ronald S. Unsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars He Might Have Been A Misguided Nazi Apologist But He Could Right Comic...
This is the first Wodehouse book I've read and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

OK, it's like a trip into a distant land of "silly arses" and formidable Aunts but it's... Read more
Published 10 months ago by D. Pearson
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