The man with two left feet

P. G. 1881-1975 Wodehouse

Book - 2009

Shares a collection of the author's earliest short stories that feature his satiric look of high society in twentieth-century England.

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Series
Collector's Wodehouse
Subjects
Published
Woodstock : Overlook Press 2009.
Language
English
Item Description
"The text used here is that of the first British edition. The man with two left feet and other stories first published in the UK by Methuen, 1917. First published in the US in a slightly different versin by A.L. Burt & Co., New York, 1933"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description
256 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781590202418
1590202414
Main Author
P. G. 1881-1975 Wodehouse (-)
  • Bill the bloodhound
  • Extricating young Gussie
  • Wilton's holiday
  • The mixer I
  • The mixer II
  • Crowned heads
  • At Geisenheimer's
  • The making of Mac's
  • One touch of nature
  • Black for luck
  • The romance of an ugly policeman
  • A sea of troubles
  • The man with two left feet.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Shares a collection of the author's earliest short stories that feature his satiric look of high society in twentieth-century England.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An early volume by the author of Much Obliged, Jeeves offers insight into the writer's developing style and contains 13 short tales including "Extracating Young Gussie," in which Wodehouse fleetingly introduces his signature Jeeves character.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

These early stories, first published together in 1917, show Wodehouse perfecting his craft. Characters include a talking dog, a private eye who wants to be an actor, a bank clerk who cannot dance, an ugly policeman, a baseball-mad businessman, and a black cat. The star attraction of the volume for most reders will probably be 'Excruciating Young Gussie,' the first story to feature Jeeves, though in a minor role. His employer, Bertie (furnished with an Aunt Agatha but no surname) has not yet, like Wodehouse himself, 'appreciated the man's qualities.' All the stories, however, bear the unmistakable imprint of the author's comic genius. With each volume edited and reset and printed on Scottish cream-wove, acid-free paper, sewn and bound in cloth, these novels are elegant additions to the legions of Wodehouse fans? libraries.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The Wodehouse series continues?a sparkling story collection from the master of hijinks and social comedy

Review by Publisher Summary 5

These early stories, first published together in 1917, show Wodehouse perfecting his craft. Characters include a talking dog, a private eye who wants to be an actor, a bank clerk who cannot dance, an ugly policeman, a baseball-mad businessman, and a black cat. The star attraction of the volume for most reders will probably be 'Excruciating Young Gussie,' the first story to feature Jeeves, though in a minor role. His employer, Bertie (furnished with an Aunt Agatha but no surname) has not yet, like Wodehouse himself, 'appreciated the man's qualities.' All the stories, however, bear the unmistakable imprint of the author's comic genius.With each volume edited and reset and printed on Scottish cream-wove, acid-free paper, sewn and bound in cloth, these novels are elegant additions to the legions of Wodehouse fans? libraries.