It's WODEHOUSE- so, it just doesn't get any better. The greatest stylist of our time. Every story a winner!
Jeeves and the five-star award
'I say, Jeeves,' I said, gratefully accepting the w. and soda, 'it seems we have another five stars to pin to our chest. The Jeeves Omnibus Volume One really hits the spot.'
'Indeed sir, you have admirers everywhere.'
'We, Jeeves, we,' I insisted, credit where due. 'After all, where would I be without you? "X and Wooster" would hardly pack in the many headed. No Jeeves,' I beamed at the honest fellow, 'we are a team, a double act, a faire des groupes de deux.'
`Thank you sir, it is most gracious of you to say so.'
`Not at all Jeeves, not at all.' I placed the restorative on the whatnot. As I did, I noticed a flicker from above Jeeves's left eye. A sure sign, I knew, that he was trying to engage my attention.
`Well sir, I was merely trying to convey the information that much of the credit must go to the Late Mr. PG Wodehouse.'
`Old Plum?' I nodded sagely. `True Jeeves, very true. Well, Jeeves, mix the doings and I shall drink a toast to him. And you, of course, and the good fellows at the publishing house.'
`I have one already prepared sir.'
`Thank you Jeeves.' I said, and I meant it to stick.
`Thank you, sir, I endeavour to give satisfaction.'
This most excellent tome chronicles some of Wooster's most memorable exploits and keeps the story of Bingo moving along nicely. Pity it's "limited availability" may restrict people from getting their hands on it.
This collection was my first fore into the Jeeves stories. It's a compilation of several smaller books in this one large hardcover tome. The language the author uses to describe the characters and their surroundings is truly "British" and supremely funny.
My Man Jeeves 1919 Right Ho, Jeeves 1922 Death At The Excelsior, Others 1914