Just Enough Jeeves: Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves

Just Enough Jeeves: Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

Irresistible comic masterpieces—two novels and a story collection—from the author Christopher Hitchens calls "the gold standard of English wit."
Of course there can never be enough Jeeves for die-hard Wodehouse enthusiasts. But this selection brings old favorites to those fans in a sparkling package and will introduce new readers to the funniest writer

Overview

Irresistible comic masterpieces—two novels and a story collection—from the author Christopher Hitchens calls "the gold standard of English wit."
Of course there can never be enough Jeeves for die-hard Wodehouse enthusiasts. But this selection brings old favorites to those fans in a sparkling package and will introduce new readers to the funniest writer in the English language. Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; and Very Good, Jeeves follow the adventures of two magnificently improbable characters. Bertie Wooster is an amiable young gentleman of excellent and ancient family—so he says—with plenty of money and no professional ambitions. Jeeves is his gentleman's gentleman, the soul of discretion, and a deep thinker, at least compared to Wooster. Jeeves brings tea and hangover cures in the morning, tempers his master's dubious taste in clothes, and invariably manages to extricate Wooster from fantastic predicaments of his own devising. Without Jeeves, Wooster would either be in jail or married to one or another terrifying young woman of his Aunt Agatha's choosing. Unlike life, a Wodehouse story always works out well in the end.

Editorial Reviews

Evelyn Waugh
“Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”
Kurt Andersen
“Wodehouse can be extremely funny, of course, and Bertie and Jeeves are echt-Englishmen, but the surprising and surpassing pleasure of these books is their cheerful humanity. Reading Wodehouse always makes me feel good.”
Christopher Buckley
“It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried.”
Library Journal - BookSmack!
Perhaps a better title for this would be Can't Get Enough Jeeves. This evergreen character has spawned numerous novels and TV adaptations. Yet another bargain volume, this offers Joy in the Morning, Very Good, Jeeves, and Right Ho, Jeeves for under $20.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393339437
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
600,079
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Evelyn Waugh
Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in 1881 and in 1955 became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career writing lyrics and musicals in collaboration with Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and Cole Porter, among others.

Robert McCrum is the associate editor of The Observer and lives in London with his wife, Sarah Lyall. His books include the bestselling The Story of English, My Year Off, Wodehouse: A Life, and Globish.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date of Death:
February 14, 1975
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Place of Death:
Southampton, New York
Education:
Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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