P.G. Wodehouse’s series of comic novels featuring young British dilettante Bertram Bertie Wooster, and his wry valet Jeeves, who is often the cause of editions. This collection of short stories is a good exampl More. Want to Read. This one contains 9 stories with 5 of them telling Jeeves and Wooster adventures in New .. This is a collection of eight short stories written by P. G. Wodehouse. The Jeeves “canon” consists of 35 short stories and 11 novels. to rewrite the Pepper stories, switching Reggie’s character to Bertie Wooster and combining.

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P.g.worehouse I suggest the Weekend Wodehouse anthology? I honestly don’t know what my next book is going to be. She lives in Brinkley Court, near Market Snodsbury, with her husband Tom, her son Bonzo, her superb French chef Anatole 1the butler, Seppings, and her daughter, Angela, who is off-and-on engaged to Tuppy Glossop, a friend of Bertie’s.

Jeeves tells Bertie how to lure a dog using aniseed, and says that it is extensively used in the dog-stealing industry. Must be something in the gin water. In an early story, he says that Bertie jeevds “an exceedingly pleasant and amiable young gentleman, but not intelligent. It’s very subtle and a bit underwhelming. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. Wodehouse described Robinson as a “walking Encylopaedia Britannica “. A tome of well-mannered high comedy, from the “un… More. His comedy writing is actually timeless.


The butler is always smarter and more ingenious than anyone else in the book.

I had, of course, heard of Jeeves, but until I was sick in bed p.gwodehouse time ago and had the great fortune to discover the TV series playing, I had never encountered Wodehouse’s paragon of virtue.

After all, Jeeves—first heard of at the age presumably of about thirty-five in —would now be around eighty-five, counting the real years.

Jeeves Series

Bibliography Short stories Characters Locations Songs. My only problem with this anthology is that only have its stories were actually about the titular characters; the rest were about a somewhat unmemorable character who wasn’t nearly as interesting. The most memorable one is when he kidnaps a child in order for his friend to present said child back to his cute auntie, and be regarded as a hero.

Jeeves’s noggin seems to contain all the knowledge in the world and then some, which makes him the ultimate problem-solver. Impossible to explain it, of course.

Also an ocassion for Bertie to realise how much he depends on Jeeves for his daily comforts and peace of mind. Caitlin You can tell that Douglas Adams was inspired by Wodehouse’s clever play on words.

Introduces the reader to the omniscient nature of Jeeves, “the brains of the establishment” as Bertie candidly admits.

Follow the adventures jdeves Bertie Wooster and his g… More. Travers appears very insistent. Jeeves often has another motive, such as disposing of an item recently acquired by Bertie that Jeeves does not like, for example a bright scarlet cummerbund.

Wodehouse and Murray Hedgcock] traces the origin of the name Jeeves to Percy Jeeves, a Warwickshire professional cricketer known for his impeccable grooming, smart shirts and spotlessly clean flannels.

My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1) by P.G. Wodehouse

Notify me of new posts via email. When Oswald falls in, Bingo will leap off the bridge after him, pulling him from the water and impressing Honoria. Shelve Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit.


So Bertie says that he will go and tell Oswald. Me, I have hit the hay, but I do not sleep so good, and presently I wake and up I look, and there is one who makes faces against me through the dashed window”.

He also offers the same advice to Gussie, to show his love for Madeline. Jeeves, you’re just awesome! Usually, Jeeves finds a way to help Bertie with a problem, and Bertie agrees to give away the item that Jeeves disapproves of. It would be impossible to mention them all, but here are very brief profiles of some of the most relevant. It has been said—by some literary Johnnies—that Wodehouse did not simply write but orchestrated the English language.

To those who already reside in Plumsville, this post offers a new perspective on the order in which his works may be savoured. This site uses cookies. All About Jeeves by P. In particular, Jeeves extricates Bertie Wooster from engagements to formidable women whom Bertie reluctantly becomes engaged to, Bertie being unwilling to hurt a woman’s feelings by turning her down.

The story feels unpolished, more like a rehearsal piece for later books than a finished product; still, I recognized a lot of the author’s favorite themes. He does gobsmacked about as well as anyone in the film industry.

The three short story collections were collated in a Omnibus, The World of Jeeveswith an introduction by P.