These short stories feature a cast of characters, all plotting to save themselves from wedlock, poverty or ignominy - with various degrees of success. The nine stories include: 'All's Well with Bingo', 'Bingo and the Peke Crisis, 'The Editor Regrets', 'Sonny Boy', 'A Bit of Luck for Mabel', and others.
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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as `Plum') wrote more than ninety novels and some three hundred short stories over 73 years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language. Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler's Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club. In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for `having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world'. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged 93, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine's Day.From AudioFile:
There are several great Wodehouse narrators--Martin Jarvis and Edward Duke, for example--who can sound wry and silly and imperious and pompous as the characters biff on and off the stage. Jonathan Cecil is one of them. He has a twinkle in his voice as the characters blunder about. Bingo Little, for example, is a happy man, well-married and employed (some of the time). But like his close friend Bertie Wooster, Bingo is constantly stumbling into a net of coincidence and mistake, though in the end he usually emerges unscathed. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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