The Code of the Woosters
“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben SchottFollow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. When... show more
“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben SchottFollow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. When Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th-century cow-creamer. Dahlia trumps Bertie's objections by threatening to sever his standing invitation to her house for lunch, an unthinkable prospect given Bertie's devotion to the cooking of her chef, Anatole. A web of complications grows as Bertie's pal Gussie Fink-Nottle asks for counseling in the matter of his impending marriage to Madeline Bassett. It seems Madeline isn't his only interest; Gussie also wants to study the effects of a full moon on the love life of newts. Added to the cast of eccentrics are Roderick Spode, leader of a fascist organization called the Saviors of Britain, who also wants that cow-creamer, and an unusual man of the cloth known as Rev. H. P. "Stinker" Pinker. As usual, butler Jeeves becomes a focal point for all the plots and ploys of these characters, and in the end only his cleverness can rescue Bertie from being arrested, lynched, and engaged by mistake!
Publish date: July 5th 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
Series: Jeeves 3 (#7)
Bertie is a sweetheart as always, and the combo is great to read (Jeeves has some nice ideas and I love how he "persuades" Bertie to go on a cruise). But the "friends" of Bertie in this volume were really annoying! 1) Gussie is an ass, is always asking for help and if he can't do a thing, first he t...
No one weaves a plot like Wodehouse. Also, if you have a cow creamer, guard it with your life.The 2012 re-read:Aunt Dahlia dispatches Bertie to Totleigh Towers to purlorn a silver cow creamer coveted by his uncle Tom from Sir Watkyn Basset. Unfortunately, Bertie has his work cut out for him in the...
The Code Of The Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book reminded me why I love the English of the 20s and the 30s. The language is just amazing. The story is funny without going overboard. I fell in love, and intend to read through as much Woodhouse as I can get my hands on.I o...
Bertram "Bertie" Wilburforce Wooster, the Pride of the Woosters...what a lovable character!
Classic Wodehouse. It doesn't get any better than this...actually it doesn't get much different than this either. Perhaps that's not entirely fair. For me at least, The Code of the Woosters contains some of my favorite scenes and some of Wodehouse's most memorable characters. Herein his hero Bertie ...