Scream For Jeeves: A Parody.

By: Cannon, P. H.

Price: £40.00

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Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Collects three Lovecraftian/Wodehouse(ian?) parodies, ''Cats, Rats And Bertie Wooster'', ''Something Foetid'', and ''The Rummie Affair Of Young Charlie'', plus a 23-page afterword by Cannon, ''The Adventure of the Three Anglo-American Authors: Some Reflections On Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse and H. P. Lovecraft''. LIMITED EDITION: 200 unnumbered hardcover copies printed (there was a simultaneous paperbound edition). ''10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition'' stated on copyright page.

''Cannon parodies P.G. Wodehouse and H.P. Lovecraft by combining the two, and brevity, clean prose and a good ear make it work. Bertie Wooster retells three Lovecraft tales in the manner of the ``Jeeves'' stories, and the humor comes from Bertie's cheery, puerile voice describing Lovecraft's horrors, interspersed with doses of Lovecraft's overwrought prose. The best is ``Cats, Rats, and Bertie Wooster,'' which sticks to ``The Rats in the Walls,'' although sometimes too many Lovecraft elements threaten to capsize this fragile craft. ``Something Foetid'' adds Lovecraft's Randolph Carter to ``Cool Air.'' ``The Rummy Affair of Young Charlie,'' mixing ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward'' and ``Arthur Jermyn'' with ``The Music of Erich Zann,'' seems disjointed and the climax is muddled. Occasional anachronisms jar, and it seems inconsistent, even in the world of ``H.P.G. Wodecraft,'' that Bertie should be so familiar with the lore that in Lovecraft's stories is exotic and abstruse. In the sometimes stilted closing essay on Lovecraft, Wodehouse and A.C. Doyle, Cannon strains after connections among the three, to no apparent purpose. But, quibbles aside, the book is clever and fun. One needs to have read some Wodehouse and a lot of Lovecraft to get all the jokes, but fans will be tickled'' (Publishers Weekly).

Title: Scream For Jeeves: A Parody.

Author Name: Cannon, P. H.

Categories: Mystery & Crime,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Wodecraft Press: NY.: 1994.

ISBN Number: 0940884615

ISBN Number 13: 9780940884618

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 00134