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Jeeves And The Hard Boiled Egg And Other Stories (Jeeves short stories)
This is a selection of humorous stories taken from "The Man With Two Left Feet" collection of Bertie Wooster stories, as well as the subsequent "My Man Jeeves", "The Inimitable Jeeves" and "Carry On Jeeves". Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) published more than 120 books.
Hardcover, Bloomsbury Classic, 144 pages
Published December 4th 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
(first published 1925)
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This early Jeeves period (1919 - 20)seems to have dear old Plumb trying to get into his stride. The Boiled Egg story gets a touch repetitive as to style ad content as a result - Was Plumb worrying about his plotlines I wonder? Still good - but he will rework this one into a lot more streamlined form later in his works - one for Wodehouse fans only methinks!
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 30 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so...moreMore about P.G. Wodehouse...