PG 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. Required reading at country house parties in the late Thirties, this title remains one of the best introductions to the work of PG Wodehouse.
Bertie Wooster has taken up the banjolele, but the manager of the building in central London has issued an ultimatum to either give up the music or clear out. Even the faithful Jeeves threatens to leave, so Bertie seeks refuge in the country.
Trapped in Steeple Bumpleigh, a lesser man than Bertie Wooster would have given way. Ex-fiancee Florence Cray is present, as is "Stilton" Cheesewright, her new fiance. But the biggest blot on the landscape has to be Edwin the Boy Scout whose acts of kindness resembled those of sheer malevolence.
We all know Jeeves and Wooster, but which is the best Jeeves story? We all know Blandings, but which is the funniest tale about Lord Emsworth and his adored prize-winning pig? And would the best of Ukridge, or the yarns of the Oldest Member, or Wodehouse's Hollywood stories outdo them? This bumper anthology allows you to choose, bringing you the cream of the crop of stories by the twentieth century's greatest humorous writer.
There are favourites aplenty in this selection, which has been compiled with enthusiastic support from P.G. Wodehouse societies around the world. With additional material including novel extracts, working drafts, articles, letters and poems, this anthology provides the best overall celebration of side-splitting humour and sheer good nature available in the pages of any book.
Features tales of angels, ghosts, and marriages that are as treacherous as they are inspiring. This book features more than one horrifying account of murder, and contains stories that carry warnings about love's dangers as well as its delights. It includes contributors such as: Elizabeth Gaskell and George A Sala.