G Wodehouse This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Inimitable Jeeves , Essay By P.
G Wodehouse Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You 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 and fill you with a glow of warmth for sure And it is one reason why P.
G Wodehouse is one of my all time favorite and most read author.
This one was a fun bunch of short stories that were interconnected.
What I mean is that Bertie Wooster aren t in one looooong mess this time around It s a series of smaller, somewhat connected messes Ish.
It doesn t really matter.
What matters is that this is another funny installment with wacky favorites like Aunt Agatha, the Glossops, Bingo Little.
Now, Wodehouse s books are like Agatha Christie s in the sense that these authors both found a formula thatfucking workedand stuck with that shit So Yeah Everything I ve read from the Jeeves series blends together I couldn t honestly tell you for sure the plot of this one without maybe getting mixed up with the plot of another one.
But that s ok with meI enjoy the hell out of these for the same reason I like comfort foods They make me feel good.
Bonus unlike when I eat mac cheese, reading this stuff doesn t make my ass get any flabbier.
Publisher Blackstone PublishingEdition UnabridgedFrederick Davidson was the narrator he s not my favorite for this series I prefer Johnathan Cecil, to be honest Davidson isn t bad but Cecil is just so much funnier, imho.
Now you know me, Jeeves, I said I am no expert on what Honoria likes to call literature I believe I would concur in that judgement, Jeeves agreed, and I fancied I saw his left eyebrow twitch slightly But I was not to be put off by the blighter s lack of enthusiasm Hang it all, Jeeves I continued You don t need to be an expert to see that this book is head and shoulders above above well I paused, for some reason at a loss for a suitable comparison Perhaps you are referring to the work of Miss Rosie M Banks which you read a few months ago hazarded Jeeves Though I am not quite certain, at this remove in time, if it was Madcap Myrtle or Only a Factory Girl Neither am I, I said We Woosters are straightforward people and like to get to the point Never mind that Whichever it was, I can tell you that this is veritably the bee s knees and the cat s pyjamas rolled into one I haven t laughed so much since Bingo fell into the Serpentine while doing his impression of Lloyd George after the last Drones club dinner It almost makes me feel there could be something to this reading lark I see the book has profoundly affected you, said Jeeves I wonder if you would be so good as to allow me to examine it I nodded, and Jeeves gave it the old once over After a few seconds, he shook his head sadly This isn t quite playing the game I said indignantly You barely even glanced at the thing It pains me to relate, said Jeeves, that a glance was enough What was the title again The Inimitable Jeeves, I said, mystified Quite so, replied Jeeves I am afraid the description is entirely inaccurate I am all too imitable to such an extent, in fact, that I rather fancy someone is doing precisely that, at this very moment I looked around, and would you credit it, Jeeves was right again Don t ask me how, but we d ended up in some ghastly parody homage Deuced embarrassing if I say so myself Jeeves, I said firmly, I ve learned my lesson No of this literature rot from now on It s nothing a chap like me should be wasting his time on A very wise decision, sir, said Jeeves And that was that.
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 in My 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 the volume is closer to the novel format than to the usual mix of unconnected sketches.
In the first story, Bingo falls in love with a waitress and petitions Bertie, or precisely requests the use of Jeeves outsized intellect, to devise a plan to convince his rich uncle to approve the marriage and to dole out the money needed for the comfortable life The pattern set here will repeat with hilarious variations in the next stories, as the best laid plans have a tendency to turn awkard and Jeeves is called upon to extricate the boys from trouble The first story also introduces Rosie M Banks, a popular author of romance novels that will return in later booksWhat beats me is what principle you pick them on The girls you fall in love with, I mean I mean to say, what s your system As far as I can see, no two of them are alike First it was Mabel the waitress, then Honoria Glossop, then that fearful blister Charlotte Corday RowbotthamAnother recurring aspect of the stories is the reluctance of Bertie Wooster to get involved in other people s troubles and forgo his amiable loafing around doing nothing I ll let him explain whyAnd of course, dash it, at the end of ten minutes I d allowed the blighter to talk me round It s always the way Anyone can talk me round If I were in a Trappist monastery, the first thing that would happen would be that some smooth performer would lure me into some frightful idiocy against my better judgement by means of the deaf and dumb language Jeeves, when he is not dazzling us with his devious plans, has his own running joke regarding the rather unorthodox fashion choices of his master Whether it is about a pair of jazzy spats or some violently violet socks, a crimson cummerbund or a jaunty panama hat, Jeeves manages to wordlessly express his dissaproval, and faithfull readers of the series can guess who will win the argument in the endThe fact of the matter is, Jeeves, though in many ways the best valet in London, is too conservative Hide bound, if you know what I mean, and an enemy to Progress Some of the non Bingo related moments are providing extra ammunition for the laughs that make reading the book a risky business in public places Most of the pranks can be probably traced to the author s school years and early clubbing in London and pertain to getting into scraps with the police, betting on the length of sermons in a parish church or on the results of amateur races at a country fair, hijinks at a cabaret revue in New York Cyril Bassington Bassington in Ask Dad , and a rare occasion to get the upper hand in the neverending tug of war with Aunt Agatha the case of the missing pearl necklace I recognized almost all the sketches from the BBC production featuring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, a TV series I would unreservedly recommend to all my friends I am also looking forward to spotting some of these plots in later novels, as it is known Wodehouse tends to recycle ideas and characters.
I will let Bertie close the review and say good bye for now in his inimitable styleToodle oo, old things You know where to find me, if wanted 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 BingoBut 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 his voiceBingo got into this hilarious love escapades and then looked for help from Wooster Wooster in turn looked at Jeeves to solve all the problems and Jeeves did that splendidly as usual The many situations in the book had me snickering Each chapter and situation felt as if it s a standalone situation and Mr Claude and Mr Eustace were additional characters that are added just to create hilarious situationsBut by the end of it we know that each and every episode is well linked and make a compact bigger story which is something I admire about Wodehouse s writing Overall this book is definitely engaging and lifts one s mood Bertie Wooster faces many challenges as his friend Bingo Little falls in love with a range of young ladies Only Jeeves can arrange satisfactory endings The barriers between society s classes, two people in love and the problem of how to increase the uncle s allowance No, sir, I fancy that the elder Mr Little s misfortune may be turned to the younger Mr Little s advantage I was speaking only the other day to Mr Little s valet, and he was telling me that it has become his principal duty to read to Mr Little in the evenings If I were in your place, sir, I should send young Mr Little to read to his uncle Nephew s devotion, you mean Old man touched by kindly action, what Partly that, sir But I would rely on young Mr Little s choice of literature If young Mr Little were to read day after day to his uncle a series of narratives in which marriage with young persons of an inferior social status was held up as both feasible and admirable, I fancy it would prepare the elder Mr Little s mind for the reception of the information that his nephew wishes to marry a waitress in a tea shop Are there any books of that sort nowadays The only ones I ever see mentioned in the papers are about married couples who find life grey, and can t stick each other at any price Yes, sir, there are a great many, neglected by the reviewers but widely read You have never encountered All for Love, by Rosie M Banks No Nor A Red, Red Summer Rose, by the same author No I have an aunt, sir, who owns an almost complete set of Rosie M Banks I could easily borrow as many volumes as young Mr Little might require They make very light, attractive reading Well, it s worth trying I should certainly recommend the scheme, sir All right, then Toddle round to your aunt s tomorrow and grab a couple of the fruitiest We can but have a dash at it Precisely, sir What would Jeeves have done to attract the attentions of the young ladyBingo, I said, what would Jeeves have done How do you mean, what would Jeeves have done I mean what would he have advised in a case like yours I mean you wanting to make a hit with Honoria Glossop and all that Why, take it from me, laddie, he would have shoved you behind that clump of bushes over there he would have got me to lure Honoria on to the bridge somehow then, at the proper time, he would have told me to give the kid a pretty hefty jab in the small of the back, so as to shoot him into the water and then you would have dived in and hauled him out How about it You didn t think that out by yourself, Bertie said young Bingo, in a hushed sort of voice Yes, I did Jeeves isn t the only fellow with ideas But it s absolutely wonderful Just a suggestion The only objection I can see is that it would be so dashed awkward for you I mean to say, suppose the kid turned round and said you had shoved him in, that would make you frightfully unpopular with Her I don t mind risking that The man was deeply moved Bertie, this is noble No, no He clasped my hand silently, then chuckled like the last drop of water going down the waste pipe in a bath Now what I said I was only thinking, said young Bingo, how fearfully wet Oswald will get Oh, happy day The great sermon Handicap or betting on the villagers races Girls Open Egg and Spoon Race, read Bingo How about that I doubt if it would be worth while to invest, sir, said Jeeves I am told it is a certainty for last year s winner, Sarah Mills, who will doubtless start an odds on favourite Good, is she They tell me in the village that she carries a beautiful egg, sir Moving through many humorous scenes Bertie, with the cool advice of Jeeves, manages to get Bingo married and have his uncle increase his allowanceEnjoy
I have to wonder if this was where the Monty Python group got their first ideas for the Upper Class Twit of the Year sketches The dim witted Bertie and the lovelorn Bingo would be helpless without the well informed Jeeves, who sorts out their various problems.
I loved Bertie s penchant for purple socks and red cummerbunds, not to mention Eton spats All of which Jeeves manages to dispense with to return Bertie to his bland, proper best I also enjoyed Aunt Agatha s determined meddling and Bertie s reluctant involvement in the family battles.
My enjoyment of Dorothy Sayer s Lord Peter Wimsey series inspired me to give Wodehouse a try the two authors were contemporaries, and I suspected that the relationship between Lord Peter and his butler Bunter might be a nod to Wooster Jeeves Lord Peter may have started out a bit like Bertie in the first book, but he quickly became a sleuth to be reckoned with however the relationship between Lord and butler has definite similarities, confirming my hypothesis I m delighted to have made their acquaintance and shall continue on with their adventures in the near future 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 characterizes Woosterian narration at its finest In addition, the book has the disadvantage of pretending to be a novel, even though it is obviously a collection of short stories, with most of the seven stories separated into two distinct chapters Some of the stories are too similar in plot, and the overall narrative does not increase in hilarity, as the Jeeve s novels customarily do All this is completely excusable in a story collection, but The Inimitable claims to be a novel.
Still it is Jeeves and Wooster, and it is funny Jeeves disapproves of Bertie s colorful accessories, cousins Claude and Eustace wreak social havoc, Bingo Little falls continually oh so inappropriately in love, Bertie tries to help but mucks up everything, and Aunt is calling to Aunt like mastadons bellowing across primeval swamps The elements of classic Jeeves and Wooster are all here And this book is a good beginning.
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 school chum Bingo Little, a man in love with every woman under the sun it would seem.