He was immensely successful with the public and was also admired by writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Hilaire Belloc, and Evelyn Waugh. Today, he is remembered mainly for his writings about Jeeves and about Blandings Castle. About this Series Heritage Facsimile Editions are reproductions of classic works of literature as they first appeared in illustrated magazines.
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The books generally kept down costs by omitting the illustrations. This series publishes the books using facsimiles of the magazine articles, including the original illustrations. Wodehouse was born in Guildford, United Kingdom on October 15, After completing school, he spent two years as a banker at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London and then took a job as a sports reporter and columnist for the Globe newspaper. His first novel, The Pothunters, was published in Smith in the City, Meet Mr. His most famous characters, Bertie Wooster and his manservant, Jeeves, appeared in books such as Much Obliged, Jeeves.
He also wrote lyrics for musical comedies and worked as screenwriter in Hollywood in the s.
In , he bought a villa in Le Touquet on the coast of France. He remained there when World War II started in The following year, the Germans appropriated the villa, confiscated property, and arrested him.
He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing more than ninety books, forty plays, two hundred short stories and other writings between and He died in , at the age of 93, in Southampton, New York. Wodehouse worked extensively on his books, sometimes having two or more in preparation simultaneously. He would take up to two years to build a plot and write a scenario of about thirty thousand words. After the scenario was complete he would write the story. Early in his career he would produce a novel in about three months, but he slowed in old age to around six months.
He used a mixture of Edwardian slang, quotations from and allusions to numerous poets, and several literary techniques to produce a prose style that has been compared with comic poetry and musical comedy. Some critics of Wodehouse have considered his work flippant, but among his fans are former British prime ministers and many of his fellow writers. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A rollicking collection of six acclaimed dramatisations of P.
The Inimitable Jeeves: Volume 2
This title includes all of the P. Wodehouse titles in the current Classic Tales library Wodehouse Society, narrates this collection of brilliantly entertaining stories featuring Jeeves and Wooster All the humorous chaos of misunderstandings, puns, and pranks are present: someone must hand out prizes at the Market Snodsbury Grammar School, a lovers' spat finds Bertie engaged to Madeline My Man Jeeves , first published in , introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves.
Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men Bertie Wooster is in trouble again as his lovesick pal, Bingo Little, falls in love with every girl he lays eyes on The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters My Man Jeeves , first published in , introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves You're getting a free audiobook. Click to Try Audible Free.
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