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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:17 pm 
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So I read how much Evelyn Waugh attempted to salvage the honor that was once bestowed up Wodehouse. Not knowing it even needed salvaging.
I heard Dennis Miller say how he tries to read everything that Wodehouse had written.

Then I read praise that Belloc had for Wodehouse and that it nigh time I actually read some myself.

I picked up 'Carry On, Jeeves'.

Anyone here a fan of Wodehouse?

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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Wodehouse is one of the great writers of English, and although Jeeves has the name recognition, Bertie is the greater invention.

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:48 am 
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Wodehouse is one of the great writers of English, and although Jeeves has the name recognition, Bertie is the greater invention.


Maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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To which statement?

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
To which statement?


The Jeeves/Bertie thing.

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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Suddenly I have an urge to pick up a Wodehouse book. What is the best one to start with?

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Riverboat wrote:
Suddenly I have an urge to pick up a Wodehouse book. What is the best one to start with?


That depends. If you're not worried about chronology, I think I'd recommend Right ho, Jeeves.

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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Riverboat wrote:
Suddenly I have an urge to pick up a Wodehouse book. What is the best one to start with?


That depends. If you're not worried about chronology, I think I'd recommend Right ho, Jeeves.


CARRY ON, JEEVES.

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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Carry on, Jeeves is hilarious.
I'm very much enjoying the characters Bertie and Jeeves.


Was Wodehouse a religious man?

I listened to an interview with him and he came across as being incredibly humble and sincere. He had such a whimsical air to him when he was responding to questions. He was pretty old at the point of the interview too. It was endearing to hear this older gent having such lighthearted fun in the interview.

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 Post subject: Re: PG Wodehouse
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"I gave the mustache a thoughtful twirl. It seemed to hurt Jeeves a good deal, so I chucked it."

I couldn't suppress the laugh in reading this scenario.

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