The Inimitable Jeeves
“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben SchottFollow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic short story collections in the... show more
“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben SchottFollow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic short story collections in the English language. This classic collection of linked stories feature some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman’s gentleman—in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie’s friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession (he marries the last, bestselling romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks). And Bertie, with Jeeves’s help, just evades the clutches of the terrifying Honoria Glossop. At its heart is one of Wodehouse’s most delicious stories and a comic masterpiece, "The Great Sermon Handicap."
Publish date: July 5th 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
Series: Jeeves 3 (#2)
two starsgranted, it's funny, really funny. however, it's also true that wodehouse should be imbibed sparingly. listening this book as continuous background noise made me think that wodehouse is a real sadist. poor bertie. i won't be surprised if tom and jerry were inspired by bertie and jeeves.
Since his first appearance in print in 1919, Jeeves has become synonymous with British tongue-in-cheek humor. Valet to bumbling aristocrat Bertie Wooster, Jeeves is continually helping his employer out of scrapes. In this debut novel, Wooster's lovesick pal Bingo Little decides to marry and enlists ...
Just re-read it and of course loved it. The irrepressible Lord Ickenham is a hoot, never letting circumstances defeat him because he knows a bald-faced lie trumps anything, especially among the dim-witted inhabitants of Blanding Castle. It had been so long since I'd read it, I had forgotten Horace D...
Apparently I’m in the minority here, but I wasn’t that thrilled by this installment in the Jeeves and Bertie Wooster saga. Though it is only the second Jeeves novel, it comes about 20 years into P.G. Wodehouse’s publishing career, but it still felt rather immature. The story is very episodic, leapfr...
P.G. Wodehouse was a genius. And his stated admirers prove the point! Michael Dirda of the Washington Post loves him, and notes that George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling, A.E. Housman, M.R. James and Arthur Conan Doyle all thought Wodehouse was the bee's knees. W.H. Auden compared Wodehouse to Tolstoy a...
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