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Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Simon & Schuster Classics) (original 1963; edition 2000)

by P.G. Wodehouse

Series: Jeeves (12)

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Title:Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Simon & Schuster Classics)
Authors:P.G. Wodehouse
Info:Simon & Schuster (2000), Hardcover
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Tags:comedy, fiction, jeeves and wooster, wodehouse

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Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (1963)

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Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - Wodehouse
audio performance Jonathan Cecil
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Back to Totleigh Towers, Bertie is in danger of an altar walk with Madeline Bassett. Not to worry. Jeeves will prevail. There’s a little rearrangement of partners and Bertie maintains his status as man about town. A neat five hour listening break that helped me keep a stiff upper lip in holiday traffic.
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  msjudy | May 30, 2016 |
'It makes me so sad to think of your hopeless love, Bertie,' she said, adding something which I didn't quite catch about moths and stars. 'Life is so tragic, so cruel. But what can I do?'
'Not a thing,' I said heartily. 'Just carry on regardless.'

When Madeline Bassett forces him to become a vegetarian, Gussie Fink-Nottle threatens to rebel, and Bertie has to try to get their engagement back on track or else he may have to marry drippy Madeline himself. His stay at Totleigh Towers is complicated by Stiffy Bing trying to ensnare him in one of her madcap schemes, and the suspicions of Sir Watkyn Basset and Roderick Spode who have never forgiven Bertie for his involvement in his Aunt Dahlia's scheme to steal Sir Watkyn's antique cow-creamer.

This plot may all sound terribly familiar, but it doesn't play out quite as expected. Enjoyable fluff. ( )
  isabelx | Mar 28, 2016 |
It was funny, but not that much, maybe because Jeeves is not so present in this book. Bertie is running the show and is kind of a bore as he tries to reconcile young lovers, tries not to steal again and remain a single guy a bit longer. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
P.G. Wodehouse is one of my favs. Certainly not for everyone, especially these days... can't really see an 18 year old girl in her dorm listening to Death Cab and reading Jeeves. But for us Anglophiles, he on Mount Rushmore. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Feb 1, 2016 |
Good ole Alpine Joe. ( )
  Michael.Xolotl | Nov 11, 2015 |
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Cecil, JonathanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I marmaladed a slice of toast with something of a flourish, and I don't suppose I have ever come much closer to saying 'Tra-la-la' as I did the lathering, for I was feeling in mid-season form this morning.
The lissomeness with which he moved hither and thither was most impressive, as was his homicidal ardor when doing what I believe is called tackling. Like the Canadian Mounted Police, he always got his man, and when he did so the air was vibrant with the excited cries of morticians in the audience making bids for the body. (Chap. 3)
It died on his lips as he saw me, and he stood staring at me aghast. He reminded me of one of those fellows who spend the night in haunted houses and are found next morning dead to the last drop with a look of awful horror on their faces. (Chap. 6)
"There is no need to dwell on the Alpine hat, Jeeves."

"No, sir."

"If you really want to know, several fellows at the Drones asked me where I had got it."

"No doubt with a view to avoiding your hatter, sir." (Chap.7)
Aberdeen terriers, possible owing to their heavy eyebrows, always seem to look at you as if they were in the pulpit of the church of some particularly strict Scottish sect and you were a parishoner of dubious reputation sitting in the front row of the stalls. (Chap.8)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743203607, Paperback)

A Bertie and Jeeves classic, featuring an Alpine hat, a black amber statuette, and the dreaded Totleigh Towers.

In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, Bertie's newt-breeding friend Gussie Fink-Nottle must marry Madeline Bassett or Bertie will be obliged to take his place. Understandably, Bertie is aghast. It seems like certain suicide, but Jeeves must find a way to save his employer from the clutches of the drippy Madeline. If he fails, Bertie's bachelor days -- not to mention Jeeves's leisure time -- will be at an end.

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Miss Madeline Bassett is engaged to Gussie Fink-Nottle, but their relationship has struck a difficulty. Bertie Wooster needs must bring the couple together, or he will have to marry Madeline! This is the stuff of nightmares for Bertie, so with the redoubtable Jeeves, he goes to Totleigh Towers to broker a truce.… (more)

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