What Ho! : The Best of Wodehouse, Paperback
4 out of 5 (5 ratings)

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages, Illustrations, ports.
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099551287

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In a career that spanned some 73 years, a “best of” selection might understandably be somewhat hefty. In this collection, despite its heft, the lightness of the comic prose rings through. You might easily treat this as a collection to dip into now and then. Or you might read it straight through. In either case you will find yourself refreshed and always eager for more. More silliness, more scrapes and capers, more misunderstandings, more tomfoolery, and more twists in the tale and righting of the ship than you could hope for. None of it means a great deal. Unless good fun and laughter mean something beyond themselves.What is remarkable here is the incredible consistency of the writing. In virtually every selection, the writing is unmistakably Wodehouse. Characters vary (it’s not all Jeeves and Wooster!), locales migrate (with a steady diet of city apartments, the club, and country homes), but the touch is ever light and the humour effervesces. Gently recommended for silly good fun.

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4

I read a review of one of Wodehouse's Jeeves stories on Guys Lit Wire several years ago and the review stuck with me, so when I saw this at the local indie bookstore I decided to pick it up. It took me way too long to get to as usual but I did really enjoy it. The stories are over the top funny and I loved them. I doubt I will read it straight through again but I definitely see this as a book I will periodically take off the shelf and read several stories from.

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4

I read a review of one of Wodehouse's Jeeves stories on Guys Lit Wire several years ago and the review stuck with me, so when I saw this at the local indie bookstore I decided to pick it up. It took me way too long to get to as usual but I did really enjoy it. The stories are over the top funny and I loved them. I doubt I will read it straight through again but I definitely see this as a book I will periodically take off the shelf and read several stories from.

Review by
4

I read a review of one of Wodehouse's Jeeves stories on Guys Lit Wire several years ago and the review stuck with me, so when I saw this at the local indie bookstore I decided to pick it up. It took me way too long to get to as usual but I did really enjoy it. The stories are over the top funny and I loved them. I doubt I will read it straight through again but I definitely see this as a book I will periodically take off the shelf and read several stories from.

Review by
4

I read a review of one of Wodehouse's Jeeves stories on Guys Lit Wire several years ago and the review stuck with me, so when I saw this at the local indie bookstore I decided to pick it up. It took me way too long to get to as usual but I did really enjoy it. The stories are over the top funny and I loved them. I doubt I will read it straight through again but I definitely see this as a book I will periodically take off the shelf and read several stories from.

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