WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC
'P.G. 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' Julian Fellowes
Weekend Wodehouse – required reading at country house parties in the late Thirties – remains one of the best introductions to the work of PG Wodehouse. All the favourites are here: Drones Club stories, Mr Mullinger stories, stories of Jeeves, Lord Amsworth and Ukridge.
About the Author
Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, Surrey. Having spent his early years in Hong Kong he was sent to Dulwich College and worked as a banker and journalist before embarking on a career as a prolific and popular writer. He became an American citizen in 1955 and was knighted in 1975 a few weeks before his death in Southampton, New York on February 14.
"Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in" -- Evelyn Waugh "You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour" -- Stephen Fry "P.G. 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" -- Julian Fellowes "He is the head of my profession... If in, say, fifty years, Jeeves and any other of that great company shall have faded, then what we have so long called England will no longer be" -- Hilaire Belloc "A peerless collection" -- Max Hastings * Sunday Times *
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.6 x 21.6 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1