Life with Jeeves: The Inimitable Jeeves, Very Good Jeeves! and Right Ho, Jeeves

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It is old Bertie Wooster's habit to land in the soup from time to time. To get into a spot of bother. Circumstances, aided and abetted by Aunt Agatha, Aunt Dahlia, Bingo Little, Tuppy, Sippy and others, seem to conspire against him, and a frightful muddle ensues. Enter Jeeves, the source of all solace. Jeeves of the infinite sagacity. Jeeves, that noiseless provider of deliverance from the hangover, a bird of the ripest intellect, calm and wise enough to rescue Bertie and his pals from the most fearful scrapes. ...
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Overview

It is old Bertie Wooster's habit to land in the soup from time to time. To get into a spot of bother. Circumstances, aided and abetted by Aunt Agatha, Aunt Dahlia, Bingo Little, Tuppy, Sippy and others, seem to conspire against him, and a frightful muddle ensues. Enter Jeeves, the source of all solace. Jeeves of the infinite sagacity. Jeeves, that noiseless provider of deliverance from the hangover, a bird of the ripest intellect, calm and wise enough to rescue Bertie and his pals from the most fearful scrapes. Jeeves, that subtle master of prudence, good taste and ineffable composure. Where would that chump Bertie be without him? This omnibus edition will delight newcomers to Wodehouse as well as those already familiar with his sunny universe and his sparkling prose. It contains Right Ho, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves and Very Good, Jeeves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140059021
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1983
  • Series: Jeeves and Wooster Series
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 4.94 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse
Comic timing would seem less of the essence in literature until you read the English wit of P. G. Wodehouse, who shows just how a well-placed comment or properly inflected phrase can create a response that is often all too rare during a reading session: A loud, hearty laugh.

Biography

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines.

An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about 100 books. In Jeeves, the ever resourceful "gentleman's personal gentleman", and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, he created two of the best known and best loved characters in twentieth century literature. Their exploits, first collected in Carry On, Jeeves, were chronicled in fourteen books, and have been repeatedly adapted for television, radio and the stage. Wodehouse also created many other comic figures, notably Lord Emsworth, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, Psmith and the numerous members of the Drones Club. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies. The Times hailed him as a "comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce."

P. G. Wodehouse said, "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn ...."

Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussaud's. He died on St. Valentine's Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books LTD.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (full name); P. Brooke-Haven, Pelham Grenville, J. Plum, C. P. West, J. Walker Williams, and Basil Windham
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1881
    2. Place of Birth:
      Guildford, Surrey, England
    1. Date of Death:
      February 14, 1975
    2. Place of Death:
      Southampton, New York

Table of Contents

The Inimitable Jeeves 7
1 Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum 9
2 No Wedding Bells for Bingo 17
3 Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind 24
4 Pearls Mean Tears 30
5 The Pride of the Woosters is Wounded 39
6 The Hero's Reward 46
7 Introducing Claude and Eustace 51
8 Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch 56
9 A Letter of Introduction 64
10 Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant 72
11 Comrade Bingo 81
12 Bingo has a Bad Goodwood 90
13 The Great Sermon Handicap 97
14 The Purity of the Turf 112
15 The Metropolitan Touch 126
16 The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace 142
17 Bingo and the Little Woman 158
18 All's Well 165
Very Good, Jeeves!
1 Jeeves and the Impending Doom 177
2 The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy 195
3 Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit 210
4 Jeeves and the Song of Songs 226
5 Episode of the Dog McIntosh 243
6 The Spot of Art 258
7 Jeeves and the Kid Clementina 277
8 The Love that Purifies 294
9 Jeeves and the Old School Chum 311
10 Indian Summer of an Uncle 330
11 The Ordeal of Young Tuppy 347
Right Ho, Jeeves 367
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2003

    An enthusiastic reviewer

    P.G. Wodehouse is truly a master of the English language. He has a unique ability to have you rolling on the floor with laughter w/ descriptions of even mundane daily activites. His genius lies in his choice of words and ability to make the words flow together. I have never encountered another author that can make me laugh out loud w/ every single page I read. I have read 10 of his novels, 2 books of short stories, and the newly published omnibus, "What Ho!". BTW - this omnibus volume is a great first Wodehouse purchase if you're a bit overwhelmed by the number of his publications; it combines all the best of Wodehouse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    Newcomer to Wodehouse

    The previous reviewer is certainly correct. I picked this book up on a whim and became and instant fan of Wodehouse and his inimitable butler Jeeves. The humor is so sharp--watch out for paper cuts as you turn the pages.

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