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The Clergy Omnibus By P. G. Wodehouse

The Clergy Omnibus
by P. G. Wodehouse

In the whole delightful world of Wodehouse, the English clergy offers some of the richest sources of good-natured good humour. Wodehouse bishop, no vicar more a pillar of his community (provided his sermons aren't too long), and in this collection of short stories we watch as they are plunged into one hilarious scenario after another.
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The Clergy Omnibus Summary


The Clergy Omnibus by P. G. Wodehouse

In the whole delightful world of Wodehouse, the English clergy offers some of the richest sources of good-natured good humour. Confronted by burglars or belted earls, they plough serenely on with the Advent sermon or the opening of the village fete - until that is, they are swept uncontrollably into fiendish plots which only a well-disposed devil or member of the Drones Club could have contrived. No bishop is more endearingly plump and pompous than a P.G. Wodehouse bishop, no vicar more a pillar of his community (provided his sermons aren't too long), and in this collection of short stories we watch as they are plunged into one hilarious scenario after another.

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The Clergy Omnibus Reviews


"You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour" -- Stephen Fry
"The greatest comic writer ever" * Douglas Adams *
"The funniest writer ever to put words to paper" -- Hugh Laurie
"P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century" -- Sebastian Faulks
"Sublime comic genius" -- Ben Elton

About P. G. Wodehouse


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as `Plum') wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over seventy-three years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language. Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler's Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club. In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for `having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world'. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged ninety-three, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine's Day.

Additional information

GOR001248247
The Clergy Omnibus by P. G. Wodehouse
P. G. Wodehouse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
1992-07-02
240
009175335X
9780091753351
N/A
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