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Enter Jeeves

Author : P. G. Wodehouse
ISBN : 9780486121574
Genre : Fiction
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DIVSplendid collection contains first 8 stories featuring Bertie Wooster, the deliciously dim aristocrat and Jeeves, his brainy, imperturbable manservant. Also, the complete Reggie Pepper (Bertie's prototype) series. /div
Category: Fiction

Middlebrow Wodehouse

Author : Ann Rea
ISBN : 9781134805587
Genre : Literary Criticism
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While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines Wodehouse in the context of recent scholarship on the middlebrow, attending to his self-conscious relationship to the literary marketplace and his role in moving musical comedy away from vaudeville’s lowbrow associations towards the sophistication of the Wodehouse style. The focus on the middlebrow creates a critical context for serious critical consideration of Wodehouse’s linguistic playfulness and his depictions of social class within England. The contributors explore Wodehouse’s fiction and libretti in reference to philosophy, depictions of masculinity, World War I Britain, the periodical market, ideas of Englishness, and cultural phenomena such as men’s fashion, food culture, and popular songwriting. Taken together, the essays draw attention to the arbitrary divide between high- and middlebrow culture and make a case for Wodehouse as a writer whose games with language are in keeping with modernist experimentation with artistic expression.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Brief Guide To Jeeves And Wooster

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781780338255
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive guide to P. G. Wodehouse's two best-loved comic characters, Bertram Wilbeforce Wooster and his valet ('Reggie') Jeeves, Bertie's friends and relatives and their world of sunshine, country houses and champagne. Although the stories may seem quintessentially English, they were for the most part written in the United States by a man who spent more than half his adult life there, eventually becoming a citizen in 1955. The first stories involving the two characters are even set in New York, while those that aren't are set in an England that has never existed, contrived to appeal to an American audience. Cawthorne offers fascinating insights into Wodehouse's world, his life - on Long Island and elsewhere - the wonderful short stories and novels and the many adaptations for stage and screen.
Category: Literary Criticism

Friends For Life

Author : Ken Burnett
ISBN : 0951897128
Genre : Fund raising
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Category: Fund raising

The Heart Of Thoreau S Journals

Author : Odell Shepard
ISBN : 9780486118895
Genre : Nature
File Size : 59.21 MB
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The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.
Category: Nature

The Painter S Methods And Materials

Author : A. P. Laurie
ISBN : 9780486146928
Genre : Art
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Techniques for painting on wood panels, paper, walls, and canvas, plus use of watercolors, balsams, resins, turpentine, varnishes, waxes, sizings, and oils. Cleaning and preservation of pictures. 48 full-page plates.
Category: Art

Spices And Herbs

Author : Elizabeth S. Hayes
ISBN : 9780486137827
Genre : Cooking
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More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated, examined for legendary lore, and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more.
Category: Cooking

Celtic Myths And Legends

Author : T. W. Rolleston
ISBN : 9780486119373
Genre : Social Science
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Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.
Category: Social Science

Anarchism And Other Essays

Author : Emma Goldman
ISBN : 9780486122380
Genre : History
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12 essays by the influential radical include "Marriage and Love," "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism," "The Traffic in Women," Anarchism," and "The Psychology of Political Violence."
Category: History