The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse

“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben Schott Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. When Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th-century cow-creamer. Dahlia trumps Bertie's objections by threatening to sever his standing invitation to her house for lunch, an unthinkable prospect given Bertie's devotion to the cooking of her chef, Anatole. A web of complications grows as Bertie's pal Gussie Fink-Nottle asks for counseling in the matter of his impending marriage to Madeline Bassett. It seems Madeline isn't his only interest; Gussie also wants to study the effects of a full moon on the love life of newts. Added to the cast of eccentrics are Roderick Spode, leader of a fascist organization called the Saviors of Britain, who also wants that cow-creamer, and an unusual man of the cloth known as Rev. H. P. "Stinker" Pinker. As usual, butler Jeeves becomes a focal point for all the plots and ploys of these characters, and in the end only his cleverness can rescue Bertie from being arrested, lynched, and engaged by mistake!

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The 533rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 14th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 15th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  3. - 100th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Code of the Woosters (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 2886258 $9.88 1999
The Code of the Woosters: Starring Michael Hordern & Cast (BBC Radio Collection) Audio Cassette 13979607 $77.87 $10.62 1997
Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus: The Mating Season; the Code of the Woosters; Right Ho, Jeeves Paperback 1256837 $86.00 $1.64 2001
The Code Of The Woosters / Quick Service Paperback 920449 $24.00 1953
The Code of the Woosters Paperback 33519 $8.11 $6.16 2011
The Code of the Woosters: Jeeves to the Rescue Audio CD 2450620 $310.53 $19.96 2006
The Code of the Woosters Kindle Edition 41147 $9.99 2011
The Code of the Woosters Mass Market Paperback 686221 $4.01 $0.01 1975
The Code of the Woosters Paperback 873519 $5.93 $0.01 2005
The Code of the Woosters Audio CD 1124961 $21.96 $15.95 2009
The Code of the Woosters Hardcover 127450 $11.59 $11.50 2000
The Code of the Woosters Audio CD 1712282 $22.94 $29.79 2011
The Code of the Woosters (CSA Word Comedy Classics) Audio CD 2159908 $16.99 $16.33 2012
Code Of The Woosters (Library Edition Audio CDs) Audio CD 2750292 $23.65 $12.77 1997
The Code of the Woosters: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama Audio CD 2648390 $38.34 $19.66 2010
The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves & Wooster) Paperback 2011621 $4.47 $0.01 2008