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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells - Sebastian Faulks
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
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Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)—return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks. P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly... show more
Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)—return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks. P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 (“Extricating Young Gussie”) to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike. Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to “help” his old friend Peregrine “Woody” Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves’ manservant “Wilberforce,”—and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250047595 (1250047595)
ASIN: 1250047595
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
4.5 Jeeve and Wooster back from the dead
My first thought when I saw the title in the bookstore was, "How in the world did I miss this?! I've read EVERY Jeeves and Wooster in the series!" Looking more closely, of course, I realized that this is an homage to P.G. Wodehouse's beloved characters, written by Sebastian Faulks in 2013. I bought ...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
4.0 "Jeeves and the Wedding Bells" by Sebastian Faulks
Sebastian Faulks, in the book's introduction, describes this book as "a tribute" by "a fan" and not "an imitation". For my money, and as a fellow P.G. Wodehouse fan, I'd say Jeeves and the Wedding Bells is every bit as good as the real thing. Sebastian Faulks is to be congratulated for pulling off t...
Isa Lavinia
Isa Lavinia rated it
3.0 Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks
arc provided by Random House UK through Netgalley I was so incredibly happy to have been approved to review this title! P.G. Wodehouse is my absolutely favourite author and I do not allow a year to go by without rereading a few of his works, they really brighten up your day. Faulks, in an author...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.0 New review! A delight and a surprise
I have finished, with a bit of sadness, JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS by Sebastian Faulks. What a treat to return to the Woosterverse almost forty years after Wodehouse's death, and in such capable hands at that.This book is a credit to Sebastian Faulks, St. Martin's Press, and the enduring power of ...
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