Jeeves and the Wedding Bells Paperback – 14 Aug 2014
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"It is a wonderfully happy book." (Guardian)
"This light-hearted romp is delightfully witty, packed with puns and boasts a few phrases that Wodehouse himself would have deemed top-hole. Splendid stuff." (Sunday Mirror)
"The finished product resembles, in all but cover, a traditional Wodehousian yarn. Harking back to the summer of 1926, it is a gentle, jolly tale – of farce and mistaken identity, of love lost and found, of cricket matches, village fetes and the eccentric upper classes." (Telegraph)
"At two memorable moments in Jeeves and the Wedding Bells I did indeed laugh until I cried… Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is a masterpiece… This is a pitch-perfect undertaking: proof, almost a century after his debut, that Jeeves may not be so inimitable after all." (Spectator)
"The plot is satisfyingly convoluted in the best Wodehouse tradition . . . A genuine addition to my growing Wodehouse collection and there is no higher tribute." (Daily Express)
"He catches the Wodehousean idiom, periphrasis, surreal similes and bally silliness to a T, all done with love. Please commission a dozen more, Hutchinson." (Literary Review)
"From the first page of Sebastian Faulks’s entirely delightful book . . . we are transported to Wodehouse land. All the details, of plot, of character, and of setting, are lovingly drawn. The hours spent reading Jeeves and the Wedding Bells are pure pleasure." (Financial Times)
"Faulks has caught the mood and the dialogue perfectly" (Sunday Express)
A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I was wrong.
It's a coincidence that the last book I reviewed was the new Asterix volume - the first officially sanctioned story by a new writer and illustrator. I gave that a warmish welcome. But frankly, they had a much easier task than Faulks. B Wooster is a much more slippery fish to land than Asterix and Obelix. The almost unbelievable news is that Faulks carries it off with extraordinary aplomb. I was waiting for the lines that would jar or the situation that would affront - and they never came. Within pages you're forced to forget that this isn't Wodehouse, and it isn't an undiscovered volume that you discovered in a dusty second hand book shop. If anything - and it almost pains me to say this - Faulks has improved on the master. I know. I know.Read more ›
Another reviewer commented that it was like reading a hitherto undiscovered Wodehouse, and I felt the same; there were times I had to remind myself that it wasn't. I set myself three critical tests:
(i) Did the characters (chiefly Jeeves and Bertie) jar with the characters I had come to know and love, bearing in mind I have read and re-read the entire Wodehouse canon many times over the past 35 years? Well, at one point Bertie mentions the swimming pool at the Drones with the rings over it, but doesn't refer to the time he was forced to take an unexpected plunge into the bath because a fiend had tied the last ring back; I doubt Bertie would have missed the opportunity to vent his perennial grievance over the incident! However, the fact that this one point stood out sharply to me is a measure of how the rest of the time Mr Faulks' characterisations were spot on.Read more ›
That manuscript I left on the hall table for you last night?
I have flicked through it, sir.
The style is pleasing, sir, but the author appears to have an imperfect grasp of our essential relationship.
You mean - it floats but it seldom flies?
Yes sir, as the poet says -
Never mind what the poet says, Jeeves. Save him for later! This is Amazon - they like short pithy - if pithy is the word I'm thinking of - reviews.
So four stars will suffice?
Thank you, Jeeves.
A day or so later. I have now finished the book - and I have completely revised my opinion. This is a small gem and should not be measured against the Master, P G Wodehouse. It is a charming story told by an excellent writer. It takes PGW's characters and weaves a credible tale around them - not one that Wodehouse would ever have written - but one that gives Bertie a happy ending that no one could have expected but which he richly deserved and with Jeeves still at his elbow. Well done Sebastian Faulks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is not by the originator of the characters, Bertie Wooster and his man-servant, Jeeves, but by Sebastian Faulks. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Sue Trifles
Supplied in good time. An interesting read and with Wodehouse touches. Not, in my opinion, a read again novel, as many of Wodehouse`s are.Published 22 days ago by Mike Mancott
At times Faulks manages to capture Wodehouse's voice reasonably well but there are too many instances that I found jarring. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Moubert
Truly excellent imitation and continuation of what are some of my favourite novels. I bought this a long time ago but it has taken me ages to get used to reading on a kindle, I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MR
well done Mr Faulks i f your name had not been on the front, i would have thought it was by P.G. himself.Published 3 months ago by robbo
Faulks is to be congratulated for wrting such a clever pastiche of Wodehouse's work. He slightly over eggs it by referring to PGW's most distinctive characters (Madeleine Bassett,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Firenze