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Right Ho, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse

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Whether you already know P.G. Wodehouse's other works or you are just looking for a great, entertaining, funny read, Right Ho, Jeeves is certainly what you need. Rated as "the best comic book by an English writer", Right Ho, Jeeves is masterfully written - just sit down to listen to it and you will surely have a wonderful time. Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new audiobook edition.

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (/'w¿dha¿s/; 15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humourists of the 20th century, known for novels and short stories with elaborate plots, and for a unique writing style based on a combination of very formal language, references to classical literature, and contemporary club-room slang.[1] Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school, he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the jolly gentleman of leisure Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf; and Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls.

Most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, although he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. He wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies during and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, that played an important part in the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood. In a 1931 interview, his naïve revelations of incompetence and extravagance in the studios caused a furore. In the same decade, his literary career reached a new peak.

In 1934 Wodehouse moved to France for tax reasons; in 1940 he was taken prisoner at Le Touquet by the invading Germans and interned for nearly a year. After his release he made six broadcasts from German radio in Berlin to the US, which had not yet entered the war. The talks were comic and apolitical, but his broadcasting over enemy radio prompted anger and strident controversy in Britain, and a threat of prosecution. Wodehouse never returned to England. From 1947 until his death he lived in the US, taking dual British-American citizenship in 1955. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing more than ninety books, forty plays, two hundred short stories and other writings between 1902 and 1974. He died in 1975, at the age of 93, in Southampton, New York.

Wodehouse worked extensively on his books, sometimes having two or more in preparation simultaneously. He would take up to two years to build a plot and write a scenario of about thirty thousand words. After the scenario was complete he would write the story. Early in his career he would produce a novel in about three months, but he slowed in old age to around six months. He used a mixture of Edwardian slang, quotations from and allusions to numerous poets, and several literary techniques to produce a prose style that has been compared with comic poetry and musical comedy. Some critics of Wodehouse have considered his work flippant, but among his fans are former British prime ministers and many of his fellow writers.

Wodehouse was born in Guildford, Surrey, the third son of Henry Ernest Wodehouse (1845-1929), a magistrate resident in the British colony of Hong Kong, and his wife, Eleanor (1861-1941), daughter of the Rev John Bathurst Deane. The Wodehouses, who traced their ancestry back to the 13th century, belonged to a collateral branch of the family of the earls of Kimberley. Eleanor Wodehouse was also of ancient aristocratic ancestry.[2] She was visiting her sister in Guildford when Wodehouse was born there prematurely.[3]

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 230
Erscheinungsdatum 29.11.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-606-98343-9-8
Verlag SC Active Business Development SRL
Maße (L/B/H) 21/14,8/1,2 cm
Gewicht 304 g

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