The Inimitable Jeeves

The Inimitable Jeeves When Bingo Little falls in love at a Camberwell subscription dance and Bertie Wooster drops into the mulligatawny there is work for a wet nurse Who better than Jeeves

  • Title: The Inimitable Jeeves
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9780393339802
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Bingo Little falls in love at a Camberwell subscription dance and Bertie Wooster drops into the mulligatawny, there is work for a wet nurse Who better than Jeeves

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    About “P.G. Wodehouse

    • P.G. Wodehouse

      Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.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 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.

    564 thoughts on “The Inimitable Jeeves

    • We Woosters do not lightly forget At least, we do some things appointments, and people s birthdays, and letters to post, and all that but not an absolutely bally insult like the above Absolutely hilarious The adventures of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves are narrated by Wodehouse with his natural flair and brilliantly fun filled manner P.G Wodehouse shows off his comic genius in this timeless funny classic.If you are feeling down then i would recommend a dose of Wodehouse, which will refresh you up an [...]

    • 3.5 starsThe first book in the series is all about Wooster and Jeeves whereas this book is about Bingo and Jeeves, Bingo and Wooster, well Bingo in general Am I complaining NO.I thoroughly enjoyed all the idiocracies that Bingo got into.There is an apt statement that describes Bingo But there s no reticence about Bingo He always reminds me of the hero of a musical comedy who takes the centre of the stage, gathers the boys around him in a circle, and tells them all about his love at the top of h [...]

    • This is the eel s eyebrows exclaims Bingo at one moment, and I would apply the comment to this second collection of stories featuring laid back boulevardier Bertie Wooster and his brainy valet Jeeves I found it better structured and an improvement over the debut inMy Man Jeeves Firstly, there are 11 short stories instead of four, and secondly, these stories are sequential, following a common plotline involving the romantic entanglements of Bingo Little, an old school friend of Bertie I would say [...]

    • An early 1920s and solid collection of Wooster Jeeves from PG Wodehouse, the master of British light farce.The short stories herein include Jeeves in the Springtime , Aunt Agatha Takes the Count , Scoring Off Jeeves , Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch , Jeeves and the Chump Cyril , Comrade Bingo , The Great Sermon Handicap , The Purity of the Turf , The Metropolitan Touch , The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace , and Bingo and the Little Woman.Most are about love and most involve Bertie Wooster s old [...]

    • P.G Wodehouse was a comic genius I listened to this second installment of the Jeeves Wooster books while poking around in my garden, and I dare say it must have been a bit of spectacle if any of my neighbors saw or heard me as I stopped in my tracks and giggled or guffawed, weeds in hand.This was even better than the first book in the series, although I m beginning to see that the formula is pretty much the same throughout Bertie Wooster, the idle, na ve, wealthy young man always finds himself i [...]

    • I m somewhat astounded myself at the number of volumes of, not only Wodehouse but of Bertie and Jeeves stories I ve read, listened to and in some cases placed on my own shelves I came across Wodehouse some years ago when my kids were still in school I was laid up the first time I took a Wodehouse book from the library and these stories turned out to be ones that my wife and I both found sidesplittingly hilarious.Later I came across a couple of stories where some language that today would be cons [...]

    • Somewhere in this book Bertie Wooster says that If you want shrinking reticence, don t go to Bingo Well, you can t help it in this book, since most of it revolves around Bingo s habit of falling in love with every second girl he sees When it s not about Bingo, it s Claude and Eustace and a host of other crazies in Bertie Wooster s orbit, providing laugh out loud humor The perfect book for intermittently taking my mind off what s ailing me, it is truly, as Bingo Little says on p 231, the eel s ey [...]

    • Stolen pearls, a village school fete, shady characters, a forceful Aunt Agatha, romantic escapades and schemes which flounder and flop.Meanwhile, Jeeves serenely steps in, attaining an aloof and unsympathetic air, and rescues Wooster from many a hilarious scrape.A novel full of sparkling dialogue and wit I giggled my way through the pages and annoyed my family with quotes from the book and sudden bursts of laughter.Jeeves and his approved pick me up recipe worked like a dream

    • I read this book, along with the rest of the series, aloud to my siblings In my opinion, the only way to really read P.G Wodehouse is to read him aloud The title of this one gave me trouble I kept calling it The Inevitable Jeeves Still, inevitable is a good word to describe the character Inevitably, he always swoops in to rescue everyone pulls the scheme together, turns away wrath with a few soft and generally false answers, and sees to it that he and his employer return to the old flat unscathe [...]

    • The Inimitable Jeeves 1923 is the first full length book completely devoted to Jeeves and Wooster My Man Jeeves, only half Jeeves, featured the proto Wooster Reggie Pepper , and my sense is that neither the gentleman s gentleman, nor his gentleman, has reached perfection here Jeeves is less Olympian, perhaps a tad too familiar with Bertie, Bingo and their betting friends, and Wooster s narrative voice lacks that miraculous unity of brainless superficiality and incisive social observation which c [...]

    • Hilarious If you are bored with all those melodramatic novels like Anita Diamant s The Red Tent or you are starting to get too old for children s and YA books, go for P G Wodehouse books You will feel lighter and refreshed.This is my 4th audiobook and cruising through the traffic in Manila can be made bearable if you listen to the funny short stories about pre war aristocratic British people This is a story, or short stories, about the wealthy but scatterbrained Bertie Wooster pronounced Woos t [...]

    • Parts of this were laugh out loud funny and so laugh out load I did The major theme of the book is around the dangers of gambling if you are gambling on something that Jeeves isn t prepared to put his money on Character after character is put into difficulties due to wagering a bit too much on sure things.But this read much like a series of short stories connected by a common theme, than a novel All the same, that is really a minor complaint The characters are so carefully and lovingly crafted, [...]

    • 12PP2 Bingo told me all this in a husky voice over an egg beaten up in sherry 32PP3 Never before had I encountered a curate so genuinely all to the mustard Little as he might look like one of the lads of the village, he certainly appeared to be the real tabasco, and I wished he had shown me this side of his character before 66PPL Have some lemon squash, I said The conversation seemed to be getting rather difficult Thank you Half a glassful, if I may The hell brew appeared to buck him up, for he [...]

    • Another veritable treatise on literary humour.Got evidence as to why Salman Rushdie,Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchet and many others look up to Wodehouse as an absolute master of English prose.

    • The Inimitable Jeeves was published in 1923 Prior to picking it up, I ignorantly believed it was a novel and it was only when I researched the book after finishing it when I realised that it was actually officially deemed as a short story collection That was why it felt so episodic I felt a little daft from not realising that earlier This is of course a short story collection featuring P.G Wodehouse s classic, popular characters Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves the title character It is the [...]

    • Wodehouse is truly a classic, and if you ever need a lift and want something funny to read, you cannot fail by choosing any Jeeves novel Jeeves is Bertie s butler Bertie is the stereotypical British upper crust, living on inherited money, avoiding work at all costs, who thinks he s brilliant, but really is dumber than a post, and who needs Jeeves to get him out of all sorts of bizarre scrapes The common thread in this series of vignettes is Bertie s friend Bingo, who manages to fall in love with [...]

    • Red cummerbund, purple socks, bon vivant Bertie relinquishes a beloved garish accoutrement when valet Jeeves exercises his large brain to save Drone club members, such as master B, and pal Bingo Little, from trouble, especially inappropriate romantic attachments This tiny volume is typical P.G fun, frivoulous, 20 30s Brit aristocrat escapades Cotton candy for the brain Yum The Wooster bachelor would prefer to do the strong, manly thing by lying low in my flat and telling Jeeves to inform everybo [...]

    • The Inimitable Jeeves is a fun light read of 18 short stories with a common thread.Our heroes are the simple and good at heart Bertie Wooster and his intelligent and supremely marvelous valet Jeeves.The stories concern Bingo s amours, for which, as a dutiful friend, Bertie lands himself in troubles at every turn Some of them are funny and some you feel sorry for Bertie But they come out alright all thanks to Jeeves.The ingenious schemes of Steggles including betting on sermons on length, childre [...]

    • One of the earlier Jeeves and Wooster books, The Inimitable Jeeves is a collection of interconnected short stories that don t completely stand on their own individually, but also don t form one long, intricate plot like The Code of the Woosters perhaps the best Jeeves and Wooster novel does so well Nevertheless, it is a fun read, especially for someone who s already a Wodehouse fan This just wouldn t be the place to start for a new Wodehouse reader, as he may fail to see why Wodehouse is so well [...]

    • 3.5 Ridiculously, this is the first Jeeves Wooster book I ve read Now I m looking forward to the others.At some point in my early teens, convinced I d love the series, I read a few pages of one of the novels in the library But I was bored And perplexed Jeeves and Wooster had sounded just like the sort of thing I d really enjoy but on the page, so dull What were people on about Though I hadn t given up entirely A couple of years later I noticed a copy of Wodehouse s Service With a Smile it made m [...]

    • The episodic nature of this book suits the slapstick humor of Jeeves and Wooster, I think, better than the straight story of The Code of the Woosters So begins the most boring review of a Wodehouse novel ever, you think Anyway, I enjoyed the various Rosie M Banks schemes, Bingo Little falling in love with 53 women, and the strong presence of Jeeves in this one I need to come to terms with the fact that I am the sort of person who can t really like a light humor novel I d love to be the type of c [...]

    • This volume containing connected stories of the classic duo Jeeves and Wooster is quintessential Wodehouse Bertie s school chum, Bingo Little, is a particular catalyst of the adventures and misadventures that require Jeeves to do his best brain work and solve problems that range from saving Bertie from unwanted engagements, raving cat phobic psychiatrists, and Aunt Agatha.When life becomes too depressing, you can depend on Wodehouse to slip you into his placid world where tea is delivered as soo [...]

    • What can I say Pure sunshine on the page, I chuckled throughout and guffawed during one of the last stories about Bingo Little s attempt to bring a little metropolitan sparkle to a village Christmas pageant.The back of this book calls this a Jeeves and Wooster Collection, but the stories all seemed to flow somewhat chronologically and center on Jeeves, Wooster, Bingo Little Bertie s friend since school days , and Bertie s old battle axe of an aunt, Agatha There s a lovely quote from brilliant ac [...]

    • What a man This Jeeves is really fantastic Everything time Wooster has his problems, Jeeves shows up and has the right ideas Great man.

    • I ve often heard people say they don t trust or will think less of someone who doesn t like Wodehouse It s a reasonable test, I think It s all so joyfully innocent and yet endlessly mocking of the upper classes I never get over the playfulness of language, specifically the way the simple minded Bertie has a seemingly endless variety of terms, nick names and contractions for most everyday things.

    • P G Wodehouse author, genius.Yup, I wrote genius The man must have been one because how else to explain the fact that a book about a rather inbred, gay and carefree, intellectual midget and his gentelman s private gentleman in early 20th century, class divided, England and for a bit New York is so funny and engaging Yes, it s light fiction Yes, it centers around a character, Bertie Wooster, whose major issues are which old school chum has made awkward demands on him, or which girl has made plans [...]

    • P.G Wodehouse was a genius And his stated admirers prove the point Michael Dirda of the Washington Post loves him, and notes that George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling, A.E Housman, M.R James and Arthur Conan Doyle all thought Wodehouse was the bee s knees W.H Auden compared Wodehouse to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky Eudora Welty stocked his works by her bedside, and Evelyn Waugh considered Wodehouse a revered master High praise indeed Wodehouse s Jeeves is a cultural icon I can t count the number of butlers [...]

    • I buzzed into the flat like an east wind and there was the box of cigarettes on the small table and the illustrated weekly papers on the big table and my slippers on the floor, and every dashed thing so bally right, if you know what I mean, that I started to calm down in the first two seconds It was like one of those moments in a play where the chappie, about to steep himself in crime, suddenly hears the soft, appealing strains of the old melody he learned at his mother s knee Softened, I mean t [...]

    • Another enjoyable Jeeves collection Bertie finds new ways to gamble, new ways to alienate people, and new reasons to ask Jeeves for help This is a collection of short stories loosely tied together by Bertie s friend Bingo Little, a man who habitually falls in love at the drop of a hat The book is packed full of humorous exchanges and scenarios If you re in the mood for something funny, definitely check out The Inimitable Jeeves Wodehouse never fails to award his audience with a good laugh, and t [...]

    • I know this book is a classic and has a wide fan base, but I did not care for it The first half of the book was tolerable and I kind of enjoyed it After Chapter 13, I lost my patience with it, it blathers on about betting schemes And the finale ends with the main character being revealed as a crazy person and ends with no resolution It will be a while before I brave reading another Wodehouse book.

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