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The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

The Inimitable Jeeves (1923)

by P. G. Wodehouse

Series: Jeeves (1)

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Title:The Inimitable Jeeves
Authors:P. G. Wodehouse
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Tags:Literary, 1900's England, 1920's England, London, Valets, Comedy

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The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (1923)

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    The Admirable Crichton by J. M. Barrie (aulsmith)
    aulsmith: Indispensible servants
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    Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (casvelyn)
    casvelyn: Lord Peter Wimsey and Bertie Wooster are rather similar characters, and they both have loyal and competent valets. Peter, of course, solves mysteries, while Bertie is more of a comic figure.

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Jeeves is arguably P. G. Wodehouse’s greatest character creation. In this volume Jeeves hovers around in the background until brought forth by Bertie Wooster to help him or a friend out of a tight spot.

This isn’t a novel in the strictest sense but more of a chronology of short stories with running themes and reoccurring characters. Some chapters work better than others. The best ones feature some top quality humour.

A dashed good read. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Apr 13, 2016 |
“How does he look, Jeeves?"
"What does Mr Bassington-Bassington look like?"
"It is hardly my place, sir, to criticize the facial peculiarities of your friends.”

Another fresh breeze from the wonderland of Wodehouse. The best of the Jeeves and Wooster-short story collections I have read so far.

Bertie and Jeeves again and again have to help love-struck Bingo Little out of scrapes as he continues to fall in love at first sight.

However the most funny story is not about Bingo Little, but “The Great Sermon Handicap” as Wooster and his friends tries to predict which priest will deliver the longest sermon on a given sunday. Of course there’s a lot of foul play - and Jeeves outsmarts them all. Hilarious.

“What are the chances of a cobra biting Harold, Jeeves?"
"Slight, I should imagine, sir. And in such an event, knowing the boy as intimately as I do, my anxiety would be entirely for the snake.”

Honoria, you see, is one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of a welter-weight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalary charging over a tin bridge. ( )
2 vote ctpress | Mar 20, 2016 |
Laugh-out-loud-funny, this book portrays Bertie Wooster's experiences with his friend Bingo Little, a young man inclined to fall in love with every woman he sees. Only Jeeves can get them out of the many fixes they fall into. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Bertie Wooster is entangled in his friend Bingo's romantic life, and as always tries to help out, assisted by Jeeves. This is the book where Bertie attempts to soften Bingo's uncle's heart by taking on an unlikely impersonation, and it's also the book containing the famous 'Great Sermon Handicap'. Brilliantly funny in places. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Wodehouse had Dickens gift for names: Bingo Little, Gussie Finknottle, Honoria Glossop, Claude and Eustace, etc... ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 22, 2016 |
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In a series of brilliantly plotted episodes, Bertie and Jeeves help Bingo Little with his love-life, as Bingo is involved successively with tea-shop waitress Mabel; Honoria Glossop (whose laugh sounds like a train going through a tunnel); gold-toothed revolutionary Charlotte Corday Rowbotham; earl's daughter Cynthia; vicar's niece, Mary; and Rosie M. Banks, romantic novelist. Includes 18 stories: 1. Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum, 2. No Wedding Bells for Bingo, 3. Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind, 4. Pearls Mean Tears, 5. The Pride of the Woosters is Wounded, 6. The Hero's Reward, 7. Introducing Claude and Eustace, 8. Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch, 9. A Letter of Introduction, 10. Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant, 11. Comrade Bingo, 12. Bingo Has a Bad Goodwood, 13. The Great Sermon Handicap, 14. The Purity of the Turf, 15. The Metropolitan Touch, 16. The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace, 17. Bingo and the Little Woman, 18. All's Well
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'The feeling I had when Aunt Agatha trapped me in my lair that morning and spilled the bad news was that my luck had broken at last ...' When Bertie sets his heart upon some jolly purple socks, relations with Jeeves become distinctly cold and unchummy. Things become a good deal worse when Aunt Agatha demands that he abandon his life of frivolity in favour of a peal of wedding bells. But the inimitable Jeeves has the matter in hand right from the start ...and as for the socks, read on about the startling dressiness of a lift attendant.

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Jeeves, valet to aristocrat Bertie Wooster, helps his employer's lovesick pal Bingo, who is deperate to marry.

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