The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories

By P. G. Wodehouse
Read by Frederick Davidson

The Jeeves and Wooster Series: Book 1917

6.71 Hours 03/01/1997 unabridged
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This is a good example of early Wodehouse. It is here that Jeeves makes his first appearance with these unremarkable words: “Mrs. Gregson to see you, sir.” Years later, when Jeeves became a household name, Wodehouse said he blushed to think of the offhand way he had treated the man at their first encounter. In the story “Extricating Young Gussie,” we find Bertie Wooster’s redoubtable Aunt Agatha “who had an eye like a man-eating fish and had got amoral suasion down to a fine point.” The other stories are also fine vintage Wodehouse: the romance between a lovely girl and a would-be playwright, the rivalry between the ugly policeman and Alf the Romeo milkman, the plight of Henry in the title piece, The Man With Two Left Feet, who fell in love with a dance hostess, and more. Included in this collection are: 1. “Bill the Bloodhound” 2. “Extricating Young Gussie” 3. “Wilton’s Holiday” 4. “The Mixer I: He Meets a Shy Gentleman” 5. “The Mixer II: He Moves in Society” 6. “Crowned Heads” 7. “At Geinsenheimer’s” 8. “The Making of Mac’s” 9. “One Touch of Nature” 10. “Black for Luck” 11. “The Romance of an Ugly Policeman” 12. “A Sea of Troubles” 13. “The Man with Two Left Feet”

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Summary

Summary

This is a good example of early Wodehouse. It is here that Jeeves makes his first appearance with these unremarkable words: “Mrs. Gregson to see you, sir.” Years later, when Jeeves became a household name, Wodehouse said he blushed to think of the offhand way he had treated the man at their first encounter.

In the story “Extricating Young Gussie,” we find Bertie Wooster’s redoubtable Aunt Agatha “who had an eye like a man-eating fish and had got amoral suasion down to a fine point.”

The other stories are also fine vintage Wodehouse: the romance between a lovely girl and a would-be playwright, the rivalry between the ugly policeman and Alf the Romeo milkman, the plight of Henry in the title piece, The Man With Two Left Feet, who fell in love with a dance hostess, and more.

Included in this collection are:

1. “Bill the Bloodhound”
2. “Extricating Young Gussie”
3. “Wilton’s Holiday”
4. “The Mixer I: He Meets a Shy Gentleman”
5. “The Mixer II: He Moves in Society”
6. “Crowned Heads”
7. “At Geinsenheimer’s”
8. “The Making of Mac’s”
9. “One Touch of Nature”
10. “Black for Luck”
11. “The Romance of an Ugly Policeman”
12. “A Sea of Troubles”
13. “The Man with Two Left Feet”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Davidson’s] own good humor comes through as he nearly drawls the finer points of the comic narrative.” AudioFile
“Inspired narration.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English