Clicking of Cuthbert
P. G. Wodehouse

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Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Duration: 6 hours and 9 minutes

What to expect

Who but P. G. Wodehouse could have extracted high comedy from the most noble and ancient game of golf? And who else could have combined this comedy with a real appreciation of the game, drawn from personal experience? Wodehouse's brilliant but human brand of humor is perfectly suited to these stories of love, rivalry, revenge, and fulfillment on the links.

While the Oldest Member sits in the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the fiercest human passions burn. All kinds of human life are here, from the cocky professional Sandy McHoots to the shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation is golf. And then, of course, there is the young, handsome Cuthbert Banks, who—plus four on the Wood Hills links—cannot seem to win the affections of the girl who has won his heart. Even golf haters will not be able to resist these ten stories that so perfectly blend physical farce with verbal wit and a gallery of unforgettable characters.

Genre

Fiction: general and literary

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“Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale…He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

Evelyn Waugh

“The works of Wodehouse continue on their unique way, unmarked by the passage of time.”

Kingsley Amis, author of Lucky Jim

“[Wodehouse is] a brilliantly funny writer—perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has yet produced.”