The Swoop! and the Military Invasion of America
ISBN 9781468308341 | 144 pages | 10 Apr 2014 | Overlook | 5.19 x 7.44in | 18 - AND UP
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P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master’s work ever published—beautifully designed and faithful to the original.
This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two hilarious volumes. The first collects Wodehouse’s stories of Kid Brady, a boxer from Wyoming, and Roland Bleke, a young man for whom financial success is a mixed blessing. The second collects two versions of a satirical novel about a country invaded by no less than nine aggressors.
"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." --Douglas Adams
"Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own." --Evelyn Waugh
“Overlook Press is publishing a set of clothbound collector’s edition of the master’s work. They’re beautiful books, much welcome.” —Bookforum
“Could a P.G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America’s pulse . . . With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud.” —Los Angeles Times
“Wodehouse’s novels are the very definition of British humor—bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship . . . Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable.” D\—Boston Globe
“The jokes in Wodehouse aren’t like anyone else’s jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language—flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun.” —Newsweek
“P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century.” —Sebastian Faulks
“The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.” —Kingsley Amis
“A brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced.” —The Times (London)
“Sublime comic genius.” —Ben Elton