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The stories in this collection reflect Wodehouse’s own happy schooldays at Dulwich College but they also do a good deal more. Although among his earliest attempts at fiction they give fascinating glimpses of a time when motor cars were novelties, schoolmasters wore mortar boards and gowns, and America was a rising power in the world.

The best of them display the author’s love of games and knack for neat plotting. In one, a resourceful teenaged heroine helps a truant schoolboy cricketer by marooning his credulous schoolmaster at the top of a church tower until the match is over. Another describes a boy escaping from the scene of his crime by a passing car, only to be caught out by a last-minute revelation. Several Sherlock Holmes parodies read as what they are – high-spirited experiments – but the longer stories delve deeper into character: together, they recreate a vanished world of school shops, fagging, Latin prep and hearty teas.

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." --Douglas Adams
"To open almost any of Wodehouse's books is to open a door into endless summer." -Michael Dirda, "The Wall Street Journal"
"Could a P. G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America's pulse . . . With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud." --"Los Angeles Times"
"Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own." --Evelyn Waugh
"Overlook Press is publishing a set of clothbound collector's edition of the master's work. They're beautiful books, much welcome." --Bookforum
"Could a P.G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America's pulse . . . With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud." --"Los Angeles Times"
"Wodehouse's novels are the very definition of British humor--bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship . . . Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable." --"Boston Globe"
"The jokes in Wodehouse aren't like anyone else's jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language--flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun." --"Newsweek"
"P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century." --Sebastian Faulks
"The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time." --Kingsley Amis
"A brilliantly funny writer--perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced." --"The Times" (London)

Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. Douglas Adams
To open almost any of Wodehouse s books is to open a door into endless summer. Michael Dirda, "The Wall Street Journal"
Could a P. G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse s comic novels, clearly has its finger on America s pulse . . . With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud. "Los Angeles Times"
"Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own." Evelyn Waugh
Overlook Press is publishing a set of clothbound collector s edition of the master s work. They re beautiful books, much welcome. Bookforum
Could a P.G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America s pulse . . . With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud. "Los Angeles Times"
Wodehouse s novels are the very definition of British humor bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose. "Entertainment Weekly"
Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship . . . Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable. "Boston Globe"
The jokes in Wodehouse aren t like anyone else s jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun. "Newsweek"
P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century. Sebastian Faulks
The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time. Kingsley Amis
A brilliantly funny writer perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced. "The Times" (London)"

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A collection of twenty-five stories by PG Wodehouse an early-maturing comic talent with flashes of brilliance which foreshadow the later adventures of Ukridge, Bingo Little and Bertie Wooster.

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