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Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel) (original 1925; edition 2003)

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Title:Carry On, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel)
Authors:P. G. Wodehouse
Info:Overlook Hardcover (2003), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:humor, England

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Carry On, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (1925)



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Surprisingly, this novel was fun and had me laughing out loud at many instances. Of course, one would expect that from Wodehouse but I had become jaded after binge reading. This novel, actually, a short story collection, follows by now standard flow of one of Bertie's friend, and hence Bertie, getting into trouble and Jeeves rising to rescue them, often in series of convenient coincidences. However, this time I paid attention to choice of words and I have to admit, this guy has really knack for writing staggeringly odd and humourous prose. Last short story, told from Jeeve's point of view, as a surprising delight. ( )
  ashishg | Oct 22, 2015 |
The appeal of Jeeves and Wooster never declines. Plots vary little, yet fans - myself included - continue to read every book they can lay hands on. I immersed myself in Wodehouse when I was a teenager, then eagerly followed the television series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Again, my recent collection is growing by leaps and bounds.

Obviously Wodehouse re-used material in his prolific writings. In one story of this collection, Wooster's friend Bickerstaff (Bicky) had the same idea of starting a chicken farm, using the exact accounting rationale as Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge in Among the Chickens. Evidently Bicky was successful as I seem to recall a story titled Bicky's Chickens.

My favourite line is a description of Honoria Glossop: "She was one of those robust dynamic girls with muscles like a welterweight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge".

My sentiments for Wodehouse match Wooster's for Jeeves "You never let a chap down". ( )
2 vote VivienneR | Sep 30, 2014 |
The first collection of Jeeves and Wooster stories, breezy and very funny. Just right for long days of waiting.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
Somewhat humorous. I guess because I'm thoroughly American, I cannot identify with the problems of a wealthy single man and his butler. Still, it was entertaining. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
More of the usual silliness of Bertie and friends. The best story is the last one, told from the Jeeves point of view. The audiobook was hysterical! ( )
  LadyoftheLodge | May 27, 2014 |
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Now, touching this business of old Jeeves--my man, you know--how do we stand?
"In my younger days, at the outset of my career, sir, I was at one time page-boy in a school for young ladies."
"No, really? I never knew that before. I say, Jeeves - er - did the - er - dear little souls giggle much in your day?"
"Practically without cessation, sir."
"I only saw the kid once, and then only for a moment, but - but it was an ugly sort of kid, wasn't it, if I remember rightly?"
"As ugly as that?"
I looked again, and honesty compelled me to be frank.
"I don't see how it could have been, old chap."
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The titles of the first story in this collection - 'Jeeves Takes Charge' - and the last - 'Bertie Changes His Mind' - sum up the relationship of twentieth-century fiction's most famous comic characters. In between them, the various feeble-minded men and lively young women who populate Wooster's world appeal to Jeeves to solve their problems and are never disappointed.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140284087, Paperback)

Meet the inimitable gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves ...From the moment Jeeves glides into Bertie Wooster's life and provides him with a magical hangover cure, Bertie begins to wonder how he's ever managed without him. Jeeves makes himself totally indispensable in every way, disentangling the hapless Bertie from scrapes with formidable aunts, madcap girls and unbidden guests. His ability to dig assorted fellows out of sundry holes is nothing short of miraculous. In short, the man is a paragon.

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From the moment Jeeves glides into Bertie Wooster's life and provides him with a magical hangover cure, Bertie wonders how he ever managed without him. Jeeves makes himself totally indispensable, getting Bertie out of all sorts of scrapes.

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