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 "has an eye like a man-eating fish and.has got moral 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; and the plight of Henry in the title piece, "The Man with Two Left Feet", who fell in love with a dance hostess.
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by P.G. Wodehouse
"When this collection of novelettes was published in 1917, Wodehouse had already been in print for 15 years--yet he was still at the dawn of his prolific career. Elements that would catch fire in later works first appear here, most notably Jeeves the Butler and Bertie Wooster's formidable Aunt Agatha, "who had an eye like a man-eating fish." Frederick Davidson has read some of Wodehouse's longer works, but he's better here, mostly because the female characters are limited. He has an almost cynical British voice, yet his own good humor comes through as he nearly drawls the finer points of the comic narrative. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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