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Thank You, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Thank You, Jeeves (1934)

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Series: Jeeves (4)

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You can definitely see how times have changed, what with the use of blackface as a plot device, and in a not intended to be offensive kind of way. But it's funny as always otherwise. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Apr 4, 2017 |
The first installment in the Jeeves series that isn’t a collection of short stories. Unfortunately, this novel is a little disappointing. Main reason being, Jeeves is pushed into the background for much of the time.

Still, as you’d expect from any Wodehouse book, there’s enough quality humour to keep the reader entertained. It’s just not as entertaining as it could’ve been. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Dec 16, 2016 |
funny but not as funny as some of the early ones. Not so much happening. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Laugh out loud funny and thoroughly British. ( )
  kale.dyer | Aug 26, 2016 |
It took me a little while to get into the spirit of this book. Initially it just felt too absurd and artificial but I came to recognise Wodehouse’s way with words and how he evokes what must have been a bygone era even in the 1930s to create nostalgia for a time that never really existed. Still evoking pleasantly dawning mornings as in ‘the air was cool and fresh, there were long shadows across the lawn . . .’ along with amusing comparisons like ‘as sober as a teetotal Girl Guide’ draw the reader in.

Reading Wodehouse’s novel is simple escapism and while the farce is extreme, there’s never any doubt about a positive ending – all is reassuring and the humour in the way things are put stops the reader from taking anything seriously. Brinkley’s knocking on the door, for example, encapsulates the tone which turns the potentially dangerous into something to amuse: ‘he was giving that knocker more exercise than I suppose it had ever had since the first Chuffnel, or whoever it was, had it screwed on’.

And of course there’s Jeeves who, despite Wooster’s apparent thoughts to the contrary has gone down in history: ‘I must say I can’t see why Jeeves shouldn’t go down in legend and song. Daniel did, on the strength of putting in half an hour or so in the lions’ den’. ( )
  evening | Jul 18, 2016 |
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While pursuing the love of his life, American heiress Pauline Stoker, Lord 'Chuffy' Chuffnell borrows the services of Jeeves, the perfect gentleman's gentleman. But when Chuffy finds out that Jeeves's employer, Bertie Wooster, was once engaged to Pauline himself - until the engagement was broken by her tough-egg father, abetted by loony-doctor Sir Roderick Glossop - such fearsome complications ensue that even Jeeves has difficulty securing a happy ending.
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A Jeeves and Wooster novel

Thank You, Jeeves is the first novel to feature the incomparable valet Jeeves and his hapless charge Bertie Wooster - and you've hardly started to turn the pages when he resigns over Bertie's dedicated but somewhat untuneful playing of the banjo. In high dudgeon, Bertie disappears to the country as a guest of his chum Chuffy - only to find his peace shattered by the arrival of his ex-fiancée Pauline Stoker, her formidable father and the eminent loony-doctor Sir Roderick Glossop. When Chuffy falls in love with Pauline and Bertie seems to be caught in flagrante, a situation boils up which only Jeeves (whether employed or not) can simmer down…

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When Bertie decides to depart from his apartment (and his ungrateful, music-hating neighbors) and retire to a small country cottage to pursue his passion for playing the banjolele, his man Jeeves makes a startling announcement-- he must give notice of his intent to leave Mr. Wooster's employ. Can Bertie survive the rustic charms of country living (including the inevitable romantic entanglements he always seems to find) without assistance of his right-hand man?… (more)

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