My Man Jeeves
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In this 1919 short story collection, P.G. Wodehouse’s beloved star characters, the very silly Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves, must face the perils of pushy relatives, swooning debutantes, and the hare-brained schemes of well-meaning friends.
This collection also features the fictional hi-jinks of another favorite Wodehouse character, the hapless Reggie Pepper, whose piles of money never seem to make up for his utter lack of intelligence. Wodehouse will keep every reader giggling at the wild adventures in which Reggie manages to find himself and the ridiculous dilemmas from which the lucky Bertie is rescued, without fail, by the ingenious Jeeves.
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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) was born in Hong Kong to British parents. As a child, he returned to England with his family but spent several lonely years away from home at boarding school. Wodehouse was a passionate writer from early on but was unable to pursue his education at university due to his family's tight budget. Instead, Wodehouse was forced to choose a practical job as a banker, although he did not enjoy a second of it. He left his banking position to write features for British newspapers, and after finding success as a columnist, eventually moved to New York and began writing for American magazines. Wodehouse's talents as a writer brought him into the entertainment industry, where he wrote scripts, screenplays, and lyrics for some of the day's most famous Broadway shows and for early Hollywood films. After beginning to publish his first novels and short stories, Wodehouse settled into a career as an author. His success was followed by difficult times during the Second World War, when, while living in France, Wodehouse was arrested by occupying German forces and imprisoned for a year in a dismal internment camp. After the war, Wodehouse eventually moved back to New York, where he would remain for the rest of his life. Beloved for his entertaining characters and plots, Wodehouse is perhaps best-known as the creator of the Jeeves and Wooster novels, as well as a host of light-hearted and hilarious stories about the comic trials and tribulations of the well-to-do.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
Jeeves--my man, you know--is really a most extraordinary chap. So capable. Honestly, I shouldn't know what to do without him. On broader lines he's like those chappies who sit peering sadly over the marble battlements at the Pennsylvania Station in the place marked "Inquiries." You know the ...Back to top
Reviewed by jdanehey on Jan 27, 2010
Good, light reading
This book is perfect for DailyLit reading--an amusing and fun break from work.
Reviewed by plinkplink on Jan 2, 2013
Classic Wodehouse - A Must Read.
Although the setting of New York and the inclusion of a few stories not featuring Jeeves is a bit outside the core of what makes a classic Jeeves book - it is nonetheless exemplary of P.G. Wodehouse's amazing wit and storytelling craftsmanship.
Perfect for DailyLit: you can finish a story every few days and keep the hilarious plight of the witless, post-Victorian English Aristocracy in your inbox for weeks.
Reviewed by cuiblemorgan on Jun 25, 2010
Humorous stories/anecdotes, not always containing Jeeves and his master – Bertie Wooster, many take place in NYC. My second Wodehouse to read through DailyLit.com. Stories blur together but humor is enjoyable; Jeeves is always cool-headed and poised and I keep reading.
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