Wednesday, August 15, 2012

P.G. Wodehouse Returns with a Giveaway!

Here at Overlook, we're delighted to be adding another three volumes to our already voluminous Collector's Wodehouse series. If you're an anglophile or just a lover of good literature, these three books are sure to charm, thanks to P.G. Wodehouse's witty prose and hilariously complex plots. Wodehouse is the master of social hijinks and comedy and has the remarkable ability to bring his socialite characters and their twentieth-century England world alive. Both nostalgic and timeless, Wodehouse's many novels are certain to entertain readers for generations with his exceedingly clever and comically savvy satire.


Tales of St Austin's is a collection of sixteen school-themed early Wodehouse stories and essays. Boyish escapades like cricket, rugby, and revenge are familiar ingredients of these stories, but no one can relate them quite as well as Wodehouse, with his gentle humor and inimitable turns of phrase. St Austin's is a nostalgic look at English public-school life at the turn of the twentieth century, but readers will be pleasantly surprised at the stories' relevance to today's world.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves is the ninth of eleven novels featuring the comical Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, who always manages to extricate Bertie from the wacky situations he lands himself in. In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, Bertie returns to Totleigh Towers—lair of former magistrate Sir Watkyn Bassett and his ghastly daughter Madeline—to assist his old friend 'Stinker' Pinker. His subsequent adventures involve a black statuette, a Brazilian explorer, an angry policeman, and all the horrors of a school treat. It takes Jeeves, posing as Chief Inspector Witherspoon of the Yard, to sort out the mess and retrieve his employer from the soup.

 Bachelors Anonymous is the story of a bachelors' support group, meant to keep members safe from roving, marriage-hungry females and out of tricky romantic entanglements. Much-married, much-divorced American movie mogul—and serial marriage proposer—Ivor Llewellyn depends on his Bachelors Anonymous friends to fend off actress Vera Dalrymple. But when Llewellyn's bodyguard begins to fall for a beautiful journalist, Bachelors Anonymous member, Ephraim Trout, attempts to intervene. Trout sets in motion a series of hilarious events which end in more than one marriage, including his own.

Whether you're a devoted Wodehousian or have only a cursory knowledge of the masterful English writer, Overlook Press would like to celebrate by giving you the chance to win these three beautiful books. Printed on Scottish cream-weave, acid-free paper, bound in a cloth cover, and protected by a beautifully illustrated dust jacket, these are truly collector's editions. Post a comment here or a retweet on Twitter and you'll automatically be entered in our giveaway.


17 comments:

Meaghan said...

I cant not love Wodehouse. So wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bo Johnson said...

I love Wodehouse, but these are the only editions of his works I'll buy. They're very well designed and very comfortable to read. Too bad the contest isn't for a complete collection!

Kristen said...

I've never seen these editions before. I absolutely love the cover artwork. Very fitting!

Shawn Cooke said...

I have three shelves of these at home, and I'd love to add these to the collection!

Laura Fournier said...

Wodehouse is wild, wonderful, and witty. Crossing my fingers and hope to win.

Raja said...

Wodehouse is absolutely the master of chaos and confusion. As an owner of many of these editions, I would encourage everyone to start reading at an early age. Reading Plum (as Wodehouse is affectionately called by his fans and friends) is addictive and one develop's a lifelong passion to collect all his works.

Benjamin L Clark said...

Ah, a great way to ease into Autumn, a stack of new Wodehouse!

Ellie King said...

Oh wow, what an amazing giveaway! I am a huge Wodehouse fan and love introducing other people to his work. Also a member of the PGW Society, who do wonderful Wodehouse-themed events.

Emily said...

I think it's time for me to give Wodehouse a try!

traveler said...

I am a big fan of Wodehouse from way back. these beautiful books would be a treasure to cherish. thanks.

petite said...

What a great giveaway! Wodehouse is definitely popular in my house.

Anonymous said...

This is a chance to introduce myself to Wodehouse.

boleroid said...

He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg.

Carl said...

How wonderful to have these very special books re-released in such a beautiful set. Well done Overlook!

Jerry Karin said...

I have all the volumes published so far. Great series!

mdhilverda said...

I know most people prefer Jeeves and Wooster or Blandings Castle, but my favorite Wodehouse are his school stories

Pat H. said...

You gotta love Wodehouse! Classic British humor!