The Code of the WoostersBook - 2008
A Jeeves and Wooster novel
When Bertie Wooster goes to Totleigh Towers to pour oil on the troubled waters of a lovers' breach between Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle, he isn't expecting to see Aunt Dahlia there - nor to be instructed by her to steal some silver. But purloining the antique cow creamer from under the baleful nose of Sir Watkyn Bassett is the least of Bertie's tasks. He has to restore true love to both Madeline and Gussie and to the Revd 'Stinker' Pinker and Stiffy Byng - and confound the insane ambitions of would-be Dictator Roderick Spode and his Black Shorts. It's a situation that only Jeeves can unravel. Writing at the very height of his powers, in The Code of the Woosters , P.G. Wodehouse delivers what might be the most delightfully funny book ever committed to paper.
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He just streams silently from spot A to spot B, like some gas. (Wooster describing Jeeves.)
Wooster: What? incredulous! - Jeeves: Incredible, sir. - Wooster: Thank you, Jeeves. Incredible!
My intrepid attitude had a good effect. He became more composed. I don't say that even now we were exactly a couple of French aristocrats waiting for the tumbril, but there was a certain resemblance. (Wooster)
The feet became warmer, a sparkle returned to the lack-luster eyes, and the soul seemed to expand as if someone had got to work on it with a bicycle pump. (Wooster)
It just shows you how true it is that one-half of the world doesn't know how the other three-quarters lives. (Wooster)
I stared at the young pill, appalled at her moral code, if you could call it that. You know, the more I see of women, the more I think that there ought to be a law. Something has got to be done about this sex, or the whole fabric of Society will collapse and then what silly asses we shall all look. (Wooster)
Nice façade, spreading grounds, smoothly shaven lawns, and a general atmosphere of what is known as old-world peace. (Wooster)
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