Full Moon (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE) Hardcover – 2 Mar 2006
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"Nothing will ever dim the brilliance of Wodehouse's world or flatten his ever-sprightly and always entertaining prose" (John Mortimer The Sunday Times)
"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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"The Everyman edition promises to be a splendid celebration of the divine Plum" (The Independent)
"The handsome bindings are only the cherry on top of what is already a cake without compare" (Evening Standard)
Had his only contribution to literature been Lord Emsworth and Blandings Castle, his place in history would have been assured. Had he written of none but Mike and Psmith, he would be cherished today as the best and brightest of our comic authors. If Jeeves and Wooster had been his solitary theme, still he would be hailed as The Master. If he had given us only Ukridge, or nothing but recollections of the Mulliner family, or a pure diet of golfing stories, Wodehouse would nonetheless be considered immortal. That he gave us all those and more - so much more - is our good fortune and a testament to the most industrious, prolific and beneficent author ever to have sat down, scratched his head and banged out a sentence.' Stephen FrySee all Product Description
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You find out more about why Clarence doesn't like to have his son, the Honorable Freddie around. You also learn about how the Empress of Blandings won her first Fat Pigs competition. The Custody of the Pumpkin shows Clarence as a plant-focused competitor before he became a pig-focused one. Mr. Wodehouse also lets us know how Freddie came to marry his wealthy wife and join the dog biscuit business in the States. Some of these stories have plots that could have been turned into novels, which makes the short stories all the better. The most delicious of the stories is a sweet tale of Clarence taking it upon himself to do the right thing in Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend.
The seventh tale is a typical Wodehouse country hullabaloo as Bobbie Wickham manipulates all involved to her advantage in dispatching an unwelcome suitor . . . playing the role for herself the Jeeves and Gally usually play in resolving romantic mishaps. It's clever and ever so liberated.
In the last five stories, P.G. Wodehouse unleashes his dissatisfaction with the Hollywood studios into acid satires of moguls and their foibles. For those who know the Hollywood of those days, these tales are almost biographical. Like the Canterbury Tales, there's a delightful element of exaggeration that makes the humor ever so much more tangy. If you dislike phonies, incompetents and those who are out for only themselves, you'll love these stories. If you don't like biting satire, skip these stories. You'll like the earlier seven.
As ever complications come in the way of Lord Emsworth's inability to grasp or remember anything which is further mixed up by Blisters appearance under not one but three assumed names. The difficulties mount until Wodehouse and Gally pull the hug out from under them with there usual deft touch.
As well as true love the winners here are the reader with priceless prose and dialogue such as an interview between Gally and Lady Hermione on the first arrival of Blister, `Is he wanted by the Police?', `No, he is not wanted by the Police.', `How I sympathize with the Police, I know just how they feel'.
First published in 1915, Something Fresh was Wodehouse's first foray into Blandings territory.Read more ›
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I'm working my way around to getting every Wodehouse in the series, replacing tatty old paperbacks with hardbacks (and filling in the blanks in my collection). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Hugh
I cannot fault P.G Wodehouse - as usual a very funny story. The quality of the paper and print is excellent.Published 6 months ago by Bethia Greaves
When PG Wodehouse was writing his books there was no MS Word. Almost certainly, he will have written with a pen. Read morePublished 6 months ago by jamesjones950
Typical Wodehouse, I went back and read this after many years, prompted by the fantastic TV series Characters galore, mystery and even a love interest, with the usual unmistakable... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Skips
Any chance we could have the reviews which mention short stories removed to the right book? That is Blandings Castle and Elsewhere.
Full Moon almost one of the besto
A story that delivers generous servings of fun, wit, drama, and entertainment.
Read this book if you are in search of laughter and enjoyment.