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.