On what can such diverse minds as Richard Dawkins, Evelyn Waugh, and Hilaire Belloc all agree?

That P.G. Wodehouse is a literary genius.

Wodehouse was the author of over ninety books, as well as dozens of plays and hundreds of short stories. Each sentence of each work from Wodehouse’s pen is a flawless gem in the treasure trove of English literature.

Now, 115 years since the publication of Wodehouse’s first novel, Cluny Media is pleased to announce the release of The P.G. Wodehouse Collection.

While Wodehouse is best known for the masterpieces of comedy that are the Jeeves & Wooster stories and the installments of the Blandings Saga, he devoted hours of plotting and planning and writing and re-writing to all of his books. This makes each and every one of his stories worth reading and re-reading, and Cluny is proud to contribute to the preservation of P.G. Wodehouse’s work with these new editions of ten of his early novels.

Even today, Evelyn Waugh’s words on the “world of Wodehouse” are borne out:

“Mr. Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

We hope that you find release from captivity in the laughter and levity of spirit that comes from the delightful exercise that is the reading of P.G. Wodehouse.

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Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress

By P.G. Wodehouse

“The realization came over George that, though he might be in love, the fairway of love was dotted with more bunkers than any golf course he had ever played on in his life.”

When Lady Patricia Maud Marsh leaps into his taxicab and begs him to hide her, American musical composer George Bevan is swept off his feet and into an intricate web of romantic intrigue strung around Belpher Castle. Mistaken identities, scheming aunts, and crafty servants come together in this classic Wodehouse comedic caper. Maud’s family believes George to be another American with whom she had a romance a year ago; Maud’s aunt wants her to marry Reggie Byng, who is in love with Alice Faraday, Maud’s father’s secretary; Maud’s father, meanwhile, has fallen in love with an actress. George, with the help of Reggie, must win Maud’s heart or love’s labor will be lost!

Paperback: 332 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418274

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Gentleman of Leisure
A Gentleman of Leisure

By P.G. Wodehouse

Jimmy leaned back in his chair and spoke calmly, but with decision.“Any man of ordinary intelligence,”
he said, “could break into a house.”

When Jimmy Pitt makes a bet that he can successfully burgle a house, he is thrust unexpectedly into the presence of the only girl he could ever love and her crooked police-captain father. A year later, after a chance encounter leads to an invitation to the country, Jimmy and the quick-fingered Spike Mullins are under the same roof as the girl, her father, and a necklace worth a hundred thousand dollars.

In A Gentleman of Leisure, true to classic Wodehouse, nothing is straightforward and the cast—including the formidable Lady Julia Blunt, the blundering but charming Lord Spennie Dreeves and not one but two detectives—stumbles through comedy after comedy in this delightful trans-Atlantic farce.

Paperback: 300 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418519

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Piccadilly Jim
Piccadilly Jim

By P.G. Wodehouse

“The thought that a girl could be as pretty as this one and yet dislike him so much was one of the saddest things Jimmy had ever come across. It was like one of those Things Which Make Me Weep in This Great City so dear to the hearts of the sob-writers of his late newspaper.”

Jimmy Crocker’s life, after his father marries into money, is a succession of late nights and painful mornings. However, his past as a writer for the New York Chronicle comes back to haunt him when he falls in love with the very girl whose poetry collection he lambasted in his column: Ann Chester. Hoping to save his bacon and put himself in a place where he can win the heart of this wonderful girl, he adopts a fake name in order to circumvent her loathing for “Piccadilly Jim.” Before you know it, Jimmy is— in classic Wodehouse fashion—entangled in a web of paternal butlers, scaly aunts, identity crises, an attempted kidnapping, and a prototype explosive.

Paperback: 344 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418304

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Psmith in the City
Psmith in the City

By P.G. Wodehouse

“Psmith’s work—well, it stood alone. You couldn’t compare it with anything. There are no degrees in perfection. Psmith’s work was perfect, and there was an end to it.”

Jaunt with Psmith (the preliminary “P” is not sounded, “as in pshrimp”), one of P.G. Wodehouse’s most delightful creations, as he navigates Mike Jackson and himself through the hustle and bustle of the City and the world of high finance. When Mike’s father suffers a significant pecuniary loss, Mike, a sportsman to the last, forgoes his Cambridge education and seeks gainful employment in London at the New Asiatic Bank. There Psmith joins him and, determined to see their futures settled, sets about charting a bright and beneficial course toward a happy state of affairs for one and all. Along the way, Psmith and Jackson push the Bank’s manager, J. Bickersdyke, to the brink of madness, mingle with Socialists at Clapham Common, and find time for plenty of cricket, with Psmith dispensing pearls of his witty wisdom to one and all along the way.

Paperback: 234 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418298

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Psmith Journalist
Psmith, Journalist

By P.G. Wodehouse

“I am Psmith,” said the old Etonian reverently. “There is a preliminary P before the name. This, however, is silent. Like the tomb.”

Reconvene with Psmith as he takes on the Big Apple as no one else can, managing a newspaper, battling with gangs, and confronting slum lords. While his friend Mike Jackson tours the U.S.A. playing cricket for Cambridge, Psmith befriends Billy Windsor, the sub-editor of the homely paper, Cosy Moments. Appalled by the political corruption and poverty of New York, Psmith and Billy turn Cosy Moments into a voice as “the guardians of the People’s rights.” The gangs and various beneficiaries of the crooked system are not thrilled about this journalistic development. But Psmith is not daunted. The cry goes round, “Cosy Moments cannot be muzzled!”

Paperback: 260 pages

ISBN: 9781944418311

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Something Fresh
Something Fresh

By P.G. Wodehouse

“Wanted—Young Man of Good Appearance, who is rough and reckless, to undertake delicate and dangerous enterprise.”

When the absentminded Earl of Emsworth pockets the prize piece of Mr. J. Preston Peters’ collection of scarabs, he sets in motion an adventure that only the wonderful world of Blandings Castle could house. Mr. Peters offers a lucrative reward to Mr. Ashe Marson to retrieve the scarab. Unbeknownst to him, his daughter Aline has hired Joan Valentine to do the same. Also at Blandings is George Emerson, who wants to marry Aline. But Aline is engaged to Lord Emsworth’s son, the Honorable Freddie Threepwood, who fears that Joan is going to sue him for breach of promise. In all of this, of course, no one can take a step without tripping over Lord Emsworth’s secretary, the Efficient Baxter.

Paperback: 306 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418281

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PGW Complete
The Complete P.G. Wodehouse Collection

With 115 years passing since the publication of P.G. Wodehouse’s first novel, Cluny Media has released a beautiful set of his first ten novels—The P.G. Wodehouse Collection.

Each and every one of his stories worth reading and re-reading, and Cluny is proud to contribute to the preservation of P.G. Wodehouse’s work with these new editions of ten of his early novels.

Even today, Evelyn Waugh’s words on the “world of Wodehouse” are borne out:

“Mr. Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

The Collection includes: A Damsel in Distress • A Gentleman of Leisure • The Girl on the Boat • The Little Nugget • Piccadilly Jim • Psmith in the City • Psmith, Journalist • Something Fresh • Uneasy Money

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Girl on the Boat
The Girl on the Boat

By P.G. Wodehouse

And so, calm and golden, the days went by, each fraught with hope and youth and sweetness, linking two young hearts in silken fetters forged by the laughing love-god.

Salty sea breezes hearken Sam Marlowe, a gallant, well-dressed young man, to adventure and romance. Aboard the ocean liner Atlantic, he encounters just that in the person of Wilheminina “Billie” Bennett, the former fiancée of his cousin, Eustace. Lo and behold, Wilheminina finds that same romance and adventure in Sam, her own Sir Galahad, the “perfect knight.” And all is sunshine and roses and cozy readings Tennyson’s Idylls of the King until Sam’s misguided “A Little Imitation” at the ship’s concert results in the sundering of hearts and when the Atlantic docks, Sam and Billie go their separate ways. True to form, Wodehouse leaves no stone unturned, no legal avenue unexplored, and no cupboard unoccupied as his hilarious prose charts us toward the novel’s hilarious conclusion. The Girl on the Boat promises Wodehouse fans new and old bon voyage.

Paperback: 296 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418502

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Little Nugget
The Little Nugget

By P.G. Wodehouse

Nature had given me the soul of a pig, and circumstances had conspired to carry on Nature’s work.

Five years have passed since Peter Burns was handed a letter informing him that his fiancée, Audrey Blake, had abruptly left him in the midst of a complacent period of engagement. Painfully aware, in the five years since, that his previous life had been so selfish a slush as to drive Audrey away entirely, Peter has dedicated himself to a new life marked by a fervent spirit of generosity.

In the altruism of his newfound nature, however, he has (with the help of his new fiancée, Cynthia Drassilis) spun himself into a difficult web of American thieves, false British butlers, and a spoiled child with a price on his head—not to mention the return of his former fiancée.

Paperback: 306 pp.

ISBN: 978-1944418526

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Uneasy Money
Uneasy Money

By P.G. Wodehouse

Bill sighed. He had never dreamed before that it could be so difficult to give money away.

After inheriting a fortune from an eccentric millionaire whose golf swing he corrected, the impoverished Lord Dawlish—Bill, to his friends—sets off for America. There he hopes to find the dead man’s surviving relatives, a beautiful beekeeper and her brother, in order to split what he considers to be their rightful inheritance. Unbeknownst to Bill, his quarrelsome fiancée is also traveling to America, albeit on a mission all of her own. What follows is a comedy of errors and misunderstandings as Wodehouse, in fine form even this early on in his career, builds a tangle of assumed identities, bees, broken engagements, monkeys, and burglaries.

Paperback: 286 pp.

ISBN: 9781944418540

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