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Author: Simon Callow,P. G. Wodehouse
ISBN: 0141803673
Subcategory: Classics
Publisher Penguin Audiobooks; Abridged edition edition (September 26, 2002)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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Wodehouse writes about the buffoons and blowhards of the English upper-middle class with his tongue gently lodged in his cheek. The Code of the Woosters is a novel of the absurd. 7 people found this helpful.

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The Code of the Woosters is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 7 October 1938, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York

The Code of the Woosters is a novel by P. Wodehouse, first published on 7 October 1938, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. It was serialised in The Saturday Evening Post (US) from 16 July to 3 September 1938 and in the London Daily Mail from 14 September to 6 October 1938. The Code of the Woosters is the third full-length novel to feature two of Wodehouse's best-known creations, Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves.

IN ARROW BOOKS Laughing Gas. Visit our special . The Code of the Woosters. The ultimate in comfort reading because nothing bad ever happens in . Or even if it does, it's always sorted out by the end of the book. Quite simply, the master of comic writing at work' Jane Moore. To pick up a Wodehouse novel is to find oneself in the presence of genius – no writer has ever given me so much pure enjoyment'.

Book after book Wodehouse churned out pretty much the same story. Long have I resisted the fatal charm of . My previous forays into his oeuvre have been lacklustre. But it matters not a lick! The sense of humor might put the starch up some people's collars, but it fits me like a worn-in pair of loafers. Not every book's a school prize winner, but I've seldom been disappointed. If you want to give Wodehouse a go, The Code of the Woosters is the stuff to give the troops!. That was until, of course, The Code of the Woosters and I crossed paths. He paused and swallowed convulsively, like a Pekingese taking a pill.

This page contains details about the Fiction book The Code of the Woosters by P. Wodehouse published in 1938. When Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th-century cow-creamer. This book is the 635th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks.

Take Gussie Fink-Nottle, the soupy Madeline Bassett, Old Pop Bassett, the unscrupulous Stiffy Byng, the Rev. H (Stinker) Pinker, an eighteenth-century cow creamer, a small brown leather-covered notebook and mix well with a liberal dose of the aged relative Aunt Dahlia and there you have it - a dangerous brew which spells toil and trouble for Bertie and some serious thinking for Jeeves.
Gosar
Number one of four in the "Totleigh Towers series," this is perhaps the funniest book I've ever read in my entire life! Buy this book, and then get Wodehouse's The Mating Season (#2 in the series), Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (#3), and Much Obliged, Jeeves (#4). Your life will never be the same! Be prepared to become addicted to Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster books!
Arihelm
Plenty of others have summarized the plot, so I'll say here simply that I laughed so hard as I read this that I was concerned about disturbing my (townhouse) neighbors. Wonderful, zany plot, fantastic dialogue -- perfect Wodehouse.
Mightdragon
One of the funniest books I've ever read! I enjoy PG Wodehouse anyway, but this story beats all of them for causing me to burst out laughing until I cried. I could not recommend it more highly! A must read for anyone who enjoys humor or Wodehouse or both.
Ance
P.G. Wodehouse's novels about the misadventures of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, are still a delight. Set in the Britain of the 1930's, between the World Wars, they feature closed (country) house comedy. In this particular instance, Bertie has been summoned to the country estate of Totleigh Towers to rescue his buddy Gussie Fink-Nottle from the pending failure of his pending marriage to Madeline Bassett. There is also the matter of the possession of a prized silver cow creamer, the presence of a threatening fascist, and no end of confusion over means, motive, and opportunity. Only Jeeves' good sense can save the day! Wickedly funny and highly recommended to those who can appreciate British humor.
Nuadora
If you enjoy Wodehouse’s style of humor, then you will enjoy this novel. It is eloquently written and hilariously ridiculous as always. A perfect summer read.
Pedora
Wonderful characters, ridiculous situations, the manners of the time, and many laugh-out-loud moments make this (and any Jeeves and Wooster) book a joy to read.
Thetath
In his excellent introduction, Alexander Cockburn notes that "the true Wodehouse fan has the concentration of a butterfly, fluttering inconsequently over Wodehouse country and prattling foolishly about favored features of the region. Very irritating, for serious tourists and new arrivals."
Do not fret. Within a few pages both the initiate and the expert will be won over. This is a superb book in the Wooster-Jeeves series, full of Wooster's malapropisms, preposterous schemes, boggled literary quotes ("the snail was on the wing and the lark on the thorn--or rather, the other way around . . . ") and memories of hi-jinks at Eton and the Drones' club. Then there is Jeeves, the gentleman's gentleman, aware of his subordinate position to Wooster, but--as admitted by all-- possessing a greater knowledge of "the psychology of the individual." Consider the following exchange between Bertie and the ever-troubled Augustus "Gussie" Fink-Nottle: "this is frightful, Bertie." "Not too good, no." "I'm in the soup." "Up to the thorax." "What's to be done?" "I don't know." "Can't you think of anything?" " Nothing. We must put out trust in a higher power." "Consult Jeeves, you mean?"
The book's events appear to take place soon after those described in "Right Ho, Jeeves," and before "Joy in the Morning." As mentioned above, one is easily drawn into the humorous misadventures of our protagonists and their screwball plotting against Gussie's fiancé's father and his neo-Fascist friend, Spode, modeled after England's Sir Oswald Mosley. Written in 1938, even the humorous hand of Wodehouse touches on the threat of the fascist "black shorts" (the shirts, apparently, had already been taken).
Lighthearted fare, but perfectly crafted by a master of modern farce. This book is simply a delight, a compote of impossibly funny personalities sweetened with a meringue of wit and satire. P.G. Wodehouse, along with those other two-initialed humorists of the early to mid-20th century (E.B. White, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Leibling) is one of our most treasured writers. Give "The Code of the Woosters" a try; I think you'll soon join his legion of fans. Most highly recommended!
As with any novel about Jeeves and Wooster, I don't want to give too much away. Much of the humor is not just in the language but in how surprisingly complex things can get before they are resolved. So my first suggestion is to skip the introduction by Alexander Cockburn who quotes some of the funnier scenes in the book.

Now as for the story it involves a cow-creamer, a small leather book, two marriages, a want-to-be Dictator and a police helmet.

The Code of the Woosters has 222 pages of some of the best dry British humor ever to come from P.G. Wodehouse's pen. As always the dialogue between Bertie Wooster and his man Jeeves is some of the greatest you will ever encounter in your whole life. How one book can contain so much is beyond me but this is, as any of his books are, a must for any library.