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Leave it to Psmith

By P. G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN Code: : 1513275704
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 116
  • Category : Fiction
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Psmith (the p is silent) is a man of contrasts. He is overly confident, but smart, and prone to mischief, but resourceful enough to get himself out of trouble. Down on his luck and out of a job, Psmith meets Eve Halliday in the middle of a downpour. Immediately drawn to her beauty, Psmith decides to help Eve get out of the rain. After he borrows an umbrella from a nearby club without asking, Psmith offers it to Eve, so that she is able to finish her walk. Thankful, Eve continues to walk with Psmith. Their involvement eventually gains the attention of Eve’s new boss, a wealthy and powerful man named Lord Emsworth, who, upon meeting Psmith, mistakes him for a famous poet. Realizing that such an identity would gain him an invitation to Blandings Castle, where he could spend time with Eve, Psmith decides to not to correct Lord Emsworth. During the party at Blandings Castle, Psmith is asked to make a speech and recite a poem, though as a man well versed in malarkey, Psmith can navigate himself out of the problem. However, when he realizes that his impersonations have led him to an unintentional involvement in a jewelry heist, the night unfolds issues that he never could have predicted. Leave it to Psmith is P.G Wodenhouse’s fourth novel featuring his beloved reoccurring character, Ronald Psmith. Though part of a series, Leave it to Psmith can be enjoyed independently. Described as a bright and genius read, the simple humor and amusing misadventures of Psmith earns the acclaim of contemporary audiences. This edition of Leave it to Psmith is now presented in a reader-friendly font and features a fun, eye-catching cover design. With these accommodations, modern audiences are able to enjoy the classic comedy of P.G Wodenhouse with ease.

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  • Book Code : 1409063860
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  • Book Code : 1448164761
  • Total of Pages : 656
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  • Total of Pages : 310
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  • Book Code : 0393089878
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  • Total of Pages : 96
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Book Short Summary:

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This is a unique new reference book to English-language writers and writing throughout the present century, in all major genres and from all around the world - from Joseph Conrad to Will Self, Virginia Woolf to David Mamet, Ezra Pound to Peter Carey, James Joyce to Amy Tan. The survivors of the Victorian age who feature in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English - writers such as Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, Rabindranath Tagore, Henry James - could hardly have imagined how richly diverse `Literature in English' would become by the end of the century. Fiction, plays, poetry, and a whole range of non-fictional writing are celebrated in this informative, readable, and catholic reference book, which includes entries on literary movements, periodicals, and over 400 individual works, as well as articles on some 2,400 authors. All the great literary figures are included, whether American or Australian, British, Irish, or Indian, African or Canadian or Caribbean - among them Samuel Beckett, Edith Wharton, Patrick White, T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, D. H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Wole Soyinka, Sylvia Plath - as well as a wealth of less obviously canonical writers, from Anaïs Nin to L. M. Montgomery, Bob Dylan to Terry Pratchett. The book comes right up to date with contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, Tim Winton, Nadine Gordimer, Vikram Seth, Don Delillo, and many others. Title entries range from Aaron's Rod to The Zoo Story; topics from Angry Young Men, Bestsellers, and Concrete Poetry to Soap Opera, Vietnam Writing, and Westerns. A lively introduction by John Sutherland highlights the various and sometimes contradictory canons that have emerged over the century, and the increasingly international sources of writing in English which the Companion records. Catering for all literary tastes, this is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to modern (and postmodern) literature.

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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
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  • Pdf File: funny-things-happened-on-my-way-to-the-cemetery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ever been chased by a jealous husband swinging an axe? Or had your shoelaces and socks chewed by a cheetah while you couldn't move? What about having a doctor pass out beside you while he was delivering your child? If your answers are no, then you are lucky. If you want to find out how someone survived these wild and crazy adventures, read this book! The light-hearted autobiography of Hugh MacDonald recounts the laughable and unusual adventures and misadventures of a budding concert pianist, a minister of one of Canada’s largest churches, a college professor, a radio talk-show host, a Paris tour guide, and a civil marriage commissioner. MacDonald tells of being carried down a main street in Montreal completely naked; walking a marathon with raw eggs squishing in his boots; being forced to eat beef stew, well-flavoured with cat hair; inadvertently buying 3,125 condoms in preparation for his wedding; being marooned and coming close to death in a Northern Ontario blizzard; and so much more! MacDonald winds these yarns into an interesting account of his long and varied life. This book can be read in one sitting, or you can savour it as bedtime reading, enjoying one or two funny stories each night. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this humorous telling of MacDonald’s life.

P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany

By N.T.P Murphy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750963301
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: p-g-wodehouse-miscellany.pdf

Book Short Summary:

P.G. Wodehouse saw his first article published when still at school, and went on to become the leading humour writer of the twentieth century. He created characters famous across the English-speaking world, such as Rupert Psmith, Stanley Ukridge, Uncle Fred, the inhabitants of the Drones Club, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, and Lord Emsworth and his beloved Empress, all of whom remain as popular today as they were when they first appeared all those years ago.But behind all the brilliant metaphors that make us laugh out loud, there is a surprising background of reality. Wodehouse didn’t create his stories from scratch; he used real settings and exaggerated the characteristics of people he knew. With examples of Wodehouse’s unique imagery, the P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany follows the development and progress of his legendary characters, tells us where Wodehouse got his ideas from and demonstrates why his admirers included Bertrand Russell, Berthold Brecht, George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling and the Kaiser. This informative little miscellany will be a must for all fans of P.G. Wodehouse.

Carry On, Jeeves (Illustrated)

By P.G. Wodehouse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Top Five Books LLC
  • Book Code : 1938938542
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: carry-on-jeeves.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Top Five Classics edition of Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse includes: • All 10 short stories from the 1925 edition of Carry On, Jeeves • More than 35 illustrations as they were originally published in the Strand • An informative introduction and detailed author bio The Jeeves & Wooster stories by P.G. Wodehouse, which comprise 35 short stories and 11 novels written from 1915 to 1974, have become iconic and represent the finest work of one of the greatest humorists in the English language. This edition of Carry On, Jeeves, which includes the first meeting between Bertie and Jeeves (“Jeeves Takes Charge”) and the only story in the canon narrated by Jeeves (“Bertie Changes His Mind”), is a great place to start for anyone wanting to explore the hilarious world of the affable but dim-witted Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, the infinitely resourceful and utterly unflappable Jeeves.

The Illustrated Jeeves & Wooster

By P.G. Wodehouse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Top Five Books LLC
  • Book Code : 1938938534
  • Total of Pages : 631
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: the-illustrated-jeeves-wooster.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Top Five Classics collection, The Illustrated Jeeves & Wooster by P.G. Wodehouse, features: • The first 22 short stories (1915–1925) in the Jeeves & Wooster canon, which includes all of the Jeeves & Wooster stories from My Man Jeeves (1919), The Inimitable Jeeves (1923), and Carry On, Jeeves (1925) • More than 85 illustrations as they originally appeared in the Strand • An informative introduction and detailed author bio The Jeeves & Wooster stories by P.G. Wodehouse, which comprise 35 short stories and 11 novels written from 1915 to 1974, have become iconic and represent the finest work of one of the greatest humorists in the English language. This collection, which features the first 22 stories in the series—including the first meeting between Bertie and Jeeves (“Jeeves Takes Charge”) and the only story narrated by Jeeves (“Bertie Changes His Mind”)—as well as illustrations from the pages of the Strand, where they originally were published, is the perfect place to start for anyone wanting to explore the hilarious world of the affable but dim-witted Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, the infinitely resourceful and utterly unflappable Jeeves.

Middlebrow Wodehouse

By Ann Rea
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1134805586
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: middlebrow-wodehouse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines Wodehouse in the context of recent scholarship on the middlebrow, attending to his self-conscious relationship to the literary marketplace and his role in moving musical comedy away from vaudeville’s lowbrow associations towards the sophistication of the Wodehouse style. The focus on the middlebrow creates a critical context for serious critical consideration of Wodehouse’s linguistic playfulness and his depictions of social class within England. The contributors explore Wodehouse’s fiction and libretti in reference to philosophy, depictions of masculinity, World War I Britain, the periodical market, ideas of Englishness, and cultural phenomena such as men’s fashion, food culture, and popular songwriting. Taken together, the essays draw attention to the arbitrary divide between high- and middlebrow culture and make a case for Wodehouse as a writer whose games with language are in keeping with modernist experimentation with artistic expression.