Right Ho, Jeeves
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P.G. Wodehouse’s immortal Jeeves and Wooster fill the pages of this 1934 novel with oodles of fun and frivolity. As our story begins, Bertie Wooster is happily setting foot back on English soil after a long vacation in France with an aunt and two young ladies. In his absence, Bertie finds, his good friend Gussie has been seeking romantic advice from Bertie’s butler, the inimitable and infinitely wise Jeeves. Gussie, despite Jeeves’s best efforts, remains unable to impress the object of his affections. In a rash move, Bertie “fires” Jeeves from Gussie’s case and decides to play Cupid himself, which, as with all of Bertie’s best-laid plans, we can be sure will only go terribly awry. Will chaos reign or will Jeeves be forced to step in and bail out the bold and bumbling Bertie Wooster? Though only the last pages will reveal the answer to these burning questions, you’ll be sure to laugh all the way through every page of this delightful novel.
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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)
RAYMOND NEEDHAM, K.C.
"Jeeves," I said, "may I speak frankly?"
"What I have to say may wound you."
"Not at all, sir."
No--wait. Hold the line a minute. I've gone off the rails.
I don't know if you have had the same experience, but the snag I always come up against ...
Reviewed by Varberg on Feb 11, 2012
Good for an undemanding chuckle if rather predictalbe. I think I prefer Jeeves and Wooster on the radio.
Reviewed by cuiblemorgan on Aug 20, 2010
Light, easy and fun reading
Light, easy and fun reading – this is the first actual novel I've read about Jeeves, previous ones, The Man with Two Left Feet and My Man Jeeves, have been short stories. In contrast this seemed much longer than necessary, but the humor saved the day and made it worth reading. DailyLit.com is a great way to read in small doses, otherwise I might have skimmed to the end shortly after the beginning. Perhaps enough Wodehouse and Jeeves for awhile, I'll look for some alternative for a daily dose of some other author.
Reviewed by aditii on Jun 22, 2009
P.G. Wodehouse delivers, as always!
Reviewed by southerngirl on Nov 30, 2008
Right Ho, Jeeves
Lighthearted and amusing. Just what was needed after a day of work to relax. I enjoyed the retro-prep-school lingo. A comedy of errors, but goodhearted fun.
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