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P. G Wodehouse
Barrie and Jenkins; 1st edition thus edition (1971)
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Something to worry about. Do you remember that story of the people on the island who eked out aprecarious livelihood by taking in one another's washing?' he asked,casually. Go away!' cried Annette. I've always thought,' he said, 'that it must have drawn them veryclose together-made them feel rather attached to each other. Don'tyou?' 'Go away!'

Men of substance,financially as well as physically, they had combined their superfluouscash and with it purchased a. .

There's plenty upstairs. The other went with perfect docility. Rutherford gave him a handful. The reporter went out, wondering what the man had laughed at. There is balm in Broadway, especially by night. At the door she paused, andinspected Rutherford with a grave stare. Good night, boy!' she said, with haughty condescension. Depression vanishesbefore the cheerfulness of the great white way when the lights are litand the human tide is in full flood.

The Man Upstairs is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 23 January 1914 by Methuen & C. London. Most of the stories had previously appeared in magazines, generally Strand Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan or Collier's Weekly in the United States.

Early short stories of Wodehouse Wodehouse went to school at Dulwich College, where he did well at cricket

Early short stories of Wodehouse. All follow the familiar patterns of the later works, but without quite the polish or the consistency  . Wodehouse went to school at Dulwich College, where he did well at cricket. At first he worked hard at his studies, but when he discovered that there would not be enough money to send him to university, his attention drifted. After leaving school, he worked briefly at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London. He had begun writing at the age of seven and so began contributing to numerous papers and magazines. Wodehouse had published his first book by 1902.

The Man Upstairs and Other Stories By. P. Wodehouse. There were three distinct stages in the evolution of Annette Brougham's attitude towards the knocking in the room above. In the beginning it had been merely a vague discomfort.

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Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. A collection of short stories by P. Wodehouse, an English author, lyricist, humorist, well known as a creator of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. The Man Upstairs and Other Stories, a remarkable additi. on to his long list of literary triumphs, will fascinate both newcomers to Wodehouse as well as those who has already enriched the ranks of his admirers. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

For fans PG Wodehouse’s The Man upstairs and Other Stories is a prime chance to read early Wodehouse. For the non-fan these are very slight, light reads, humorous, occasionally laugh out loud short entertainments. Like all Wodehouse books these are fastidiously non-offensive, lacking anything impolite, irreligious or political. This is not to advocate them as bed time reading for the very young, the reader should have some knowledge of the world to grasp the humor. References can be dated.

  • Vetalol
I am a huge Wodehouse fan and I enjoyed this collection of his early short stores. I have to say, though, that if Wodehouse had continued writing stories like this, I doubt I would ever have heard of him or that this book would still be in print nearly 100 years after its first publication. The stories in this collection are mostly light romantic comedies set in New York, London, and Paris. A number of critics have observed that Wodehouse in his better known stores about Bertie Wooster and his butler, Jeeves, the Earl of Emsworth, the denizens of the Drones Club, and so on continued for decades to write about an England frozen in the pre-World War I Edwardian era. This collection was first published in 1914, so the stories actually take place during the Edwardian era. For the most part, however, they do not involve the doings of the upper classes, as most of his later stories did. Instead they are mainly about average men and women getting into various romantic predicaments.

Although these stores are amusing enough, for the most part they lack the inspired zaniness that characterized his later work. Only the next to last story, a fanciful satire of knights in the Middle Ages, has the kind of laugh-out-loud wackiness of Wodehouse's best work. Here and there, these stories exhibit the word play and inspired plotting of the Bertie and Jeeves stories, but for the most part they are only moderately amusing. I would hazard a guess that there were in those days probably other authors writing stories that were as good. Those stores are likely to be out of print, though, because their authors never rose to the heights that Wodehouse did in his best work.

So, if you have read most of Wodehouse's later (and better) work, you should give these stories a try. If you are new to Wodehouse, then I would very strongly suggest you start with one of the Bertie and Jeeves short story collections (or novels) and leave this book for later. Finally, I really like the job Overlook Press has done in publishing these new editions of Wodehouse's work. The books are nicely bound, handsomely produced, and quite suitable for multiple rereadings.
  • Kardana
I'd like to say this was a uniformly enjoyable collection of stories, but Wodehouse, at this point in his career, is, I think, a bit too erratic for that. Still there are gems, here and there, and fans may well appreciate the beginnings of styles that will later blossom.
  • Deodorant for your language
I have liked Wodehouse since the first Jeeves story I read. Loved Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in the videos. Some of his short stories are enough different to make me like them especially. But the last story in this collection was a shock. The rest were all pure Wodehouse. Light hearted, humorous but intelligent - that is Wodehouse. Wonder what the story behind that last story is.
  • Wishamac
Great and easy humorous reading. Talented writer.
  • Zavevidi
A typical collection of Wodehouse short stories - light, amusing, easy reading
  • Thordira
nice read
  • Gietadia
I've been a big Wodehouse fan ever since I discovered him in my 20s. I used to think that only the Jeeves and Wooster material was really good, but I don't think that way any more. These stories are a ton of fun, and as always, quick, light reading.
Wodehouse is great just like his short stories!!!! :-)