Our story features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta (both previously encountered in The Little Nugget (1913)). Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoilt and obnoxious. Charismatic Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming playboy, is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, amongst much confusion involving imposters, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc. - all in the name of romance of course. Typically wonderful Wodehouse, enjoy! "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. "He exhausts superlatives" STEPHEN FRY. "Pure word music" DOUGLAS ADAMS.
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read. Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war 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 modern writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies. Wodehouse is one of the best of British Humor writers! Enjoy!From AudioFile:
This thrice-filmed nugget of vintage silliness by the creator of Jeeves and Wooster first appeared in 1917. The title character is a British ex-newsman and reforming playboy who finds himself pretending to be an imposter impersonating himself. This is to win the affections of a girl he's enamored with. To further impress her, he agrees to kidnap her obnoxious stepbrother. The ensuing contretemps is complicated by other schemes by various other characters, in the usual Wodehouse manner. Narrator Martin Jarvis, winner of a Theatre World Award for playing Jeeves on the New York stage, dives vigorously into these turgid waters and swims fervently to the shore with considerable skill and imagination. His comic voicings and almost-musical rhythms are particularly effective. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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