My Man Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

Simon Prebble (Narrator)

01-01-06

5hrs 6min

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01-01-06

5hrs 6min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Humor

Description

“There is not, and never will be, anything to touch him.” Christopher Hitchens

A humorist praised by humorists, P. G. Wodehouse here introduces two of his most beloved characters.

My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, 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 of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised.

This collection, the first book of Jeeves and Wooster stories, contains eight stories, including “Leave It to Jeeves,” “Helping Freddie,” “Rallying round Old George,” “Doing Clarence a Bit of Good,” “Absent Treatment,” and “Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg.”

Praise

“There is not, and never will be, anything to touch him.” Christopher Hitchens

“Mr. Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale.” Evelyn Waugh

“Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.” Douglas Adams

“Wodehouse’s novels are the very definition of British humor—bubblingly witty and dryly loony.” Entertainment Weekly

“All one can do [with Wodehouse’s books] is read them and laugh like an idiot.” Bookforum

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 1919
Series Display String The Jeeves and Wooster Series
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Most Popular, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

Narrator Bio
Simon Prebble

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.

Overview

A humorist praised by humorists, P. G. Wodehouse here introduces two of his most beloved characters.

My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, 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 of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised.

This collection, the first book of Jeeves and Wooster stories, contains eight stories, including “Leave It to Jeeves,” “Helping Freddie,” “Rallying round Old George,” “Doing Clarence a Bit of Good,” “Absent Treatment,” and “Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg.”

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