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Book Title: Jeeves Takes Charge|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 498 KB
v The author of the book: P.G. Wodehouse
Edition: B & B Audio
Date of issue: October 28th 1993
ISBN 13: 9781882071203
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Read full description of the books Jeeves Takes Charge:Like the Sherlock Holmes stories, the Bertie Wooster & Jeeves stories have a comfortable predictability and familiarity. In fact even more than any other series that I can think of, these stories follow a formula. Dim-witted but likeable Bertie, a young, rich, and thoroughly idle fellow, gets involved with a friend (or a girl) in some questionable business. Very often the visit of, or travel to the home of, a difficult older relative is involved. This relative’s approval is necessary for Bertie’s friend to continue receiving his inheritance, or some other type of complication, and something has to be hidden from the relative. This is where the resourceful and shrewd Jeeves intervenes and comes up with a plan. But the relative figures things out, and all is about to be lost when Jeeves spontaneously saves the day with some clever maneuver.
This type of story telling has clearly been usurped by television these days, and I found the repetitiveness a little grating. Call it superficial, or even trite. No matter, it is impossible to dislike these genial and charming little fictions which bring us back to uncomplicated characters and a pleasant world which never was. This is not great art, but it is good entertainment, and I smiled too, just as so many others have.
This was superbly read by Edward Duke, and it contains several stories from the collection titled "Carry on, Jeeves."
Read information about the authorSir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.
An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by more recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett. Sean O'Casey famously called him "English literature's performing flea", a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.
Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934) and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin/Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928).
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