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Right Ho Jeeves (Jeeves #6)

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Duey Press (first published 1934)
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Dan Schwent
The 2012 re-read
Gussie Fink-Nottle is in love with Madeline Bassett but can't seem to talk to her. Madeline Bassett is in love with Gussie Fink-Nottle but thinks Bertie Wooster wants to marry her. Bertie's cousin Angela was engaged to Tuppy Glossop but they had a bust-up over whether or not Angela saw a shark. Can Jeeves put them all back together? He might have been able to, had he and Bertie not had a falling out over Bertie's white mess jacket...

First off, this review will hardly be unbiased
Nikki Nielsen
(as opposed to boring old Webster's guide)

*Woosters are men of tact, and have a nice sense of host obligations.

*Even when displaying the iron hand, Woosters like to keep the thing fairly matey.

*When woosters put their hand to the plough, they do not readily sheath the sword.

*Woosters are fair minded, and make allowances for men parading through London all night in scarlet tights. (my favorite)

*Woosters like to have their story ready.

*A Woosters' word is his bond.

*Woosters ar
This was a delight! Truth be told, Wodehouse saved me during a long and boring meeting yesterday. I was stuck in the auditorium for hours, but luckily I had "Right Ho, Jeeves," downloaded on iBooks. Soon I was smiling and trying not to giggle too loudly.

In Right Ho, Bertie Wooster manages to bungle things severely with two different couples who are staying at his aunt's house, and even accidentally gets engaged to a silly girl who talks of fairies and stars: "I don't want to wrong anybody, so I
Jason Koivu
Bertie takes the reins from Jeeves and soon finds himself in the soup! His schemings upset his aunt and uncle's brilliant chef who gives notice, while his meddling upon his friend's behalf almost divorces Bertie himself from his beloved bachelorhood, egads!

Well now, how can you go wrong with a comedy with "Right Ho" right there in the title? You can not, my old bean, you can not. Add in a generous helping of Gussie Fink-Nottles, Madeline Bassetts and Tuppy Glossops and you have yourself a schoo
Jul 16, 2007 Frederick rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those wishing to read funny books.
Shelves: humor, novels, wodehouse
Those starting to read P. G. Wodehouse should start with this novel, which is sometimes called BRINKLEY MANOR. It is the immediate predecessor to Wodehouse's most perfect novel, THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS.
He wrote this in his mid-fifties. It was something like his fortieth novel. He literally wrote about seventy novels, all of them extremely light, the vast majority of them humorous. (His very early novels were about cricket-players at prep-school.) RIGHT-HO, JEEVES features P. G. Wodehouse's mos
Henry Avila
Another adventure with Jeeves,the butler, and his employer Bertram (Bertie) Wooster,the master.But who is really in charge? And for that matter the smartest? It's very apparent from the beginning and the butler did it.But this isn't a murder mystery.And no one dies here ,just their dignity, are sacrificed.When Bertie comes back to his London place, from Cannes,France,after a vacation of two months(his whole life is a vacation).His Aunt Dahlia insists he come to her country house,Brinkley Court, ...more
Bill  Kerwin

This is almost as funny as "The Code of the Woosters," which is saying a lot, since "Code" is the funniest book ever written by anybody. The plot isn't important: as usual, misunderstandings and peevishness disrupt the general mood of an old English country house, lovers are parted and social bonds are threatened, but by the end--thanks to the inimitable Jeeves-- tranquility is restored, couples are reunited, and--most important of all--aunts are placated.

The justly famous climax where a tipsy
So off we go to Brinkley Court for more high japes and adventures. Along the way hearts will be sundered, friendships forged in childhood will be momentarily broken and mentally negligible young men will make complete fools out of themselves. If you’re already aware of the books but can’t quite determine which one this is (after all, they do share very similar plots), then this is the episode with Gussie Fink-Nottle dressed as the devil and Bertie making an eighteen mile round trip on an old bic ...more
May 28, 2008 Jen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jen by: my entire family
Oh, Bertie. Oh, Tuppy. And oh, oh, Gussie. An engagement to the more delicately nurtured of the species can go a bit rummy under certain circs. Not to mention prize-giving at that bally Market Snodsbury Grammar School. Bertie does his best to save the day, based on his knowing "the psychology of the individual", but as usual his schemes only serve to make chaps go to fires from frying pans. Thank goodness for Jeeves!
"Stimulated by the juice, I believe, men have even been known to ride alligators."

With lines like these, it is definitely not difficult to love a Wodehouse book. Right Ho, Jeeves sits right there amongst the best of Wodehouse that includes almost all of his books. :)

Right Ho, Jeeves goes on to narrate a story about the suggestively piscine Gussie Fink-Nottle (or as Aunt Dahlia prefers to call him eventually Spink-Bottle, and you will know why!) and his problematic betrothal to Madeline Bassett a
Ben Rutter
I saw that it would be fruitless to try to reason with her. Quite plainly, she was not in the vein. Contenting myself, accordingly, with a gesture of loving sympathy, I left the room. Whether she did or did not throw a handsomely bound volume of the Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, at me, I am not in a position to say. I had seen it lying on the table beside her, and as I closed the door I remember receiving the impression that some blunt instrument had crashed against the woodwork, but I was fee ...more
Jun 27, 2008 Anthony rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who genuinely likes comedy. This does NOT include fans of Catherine Tate.
Jeeves, hand me my Thesaurus! This is going to require more than a few superlatives for me to even come close to accurately describing just how brilliant this book is.

This is, quite possibly, the funniest book I have ever read and most likely will ever read, what? The humour is astoundingly advanced for its time, and effortlessly eclipses most of the 'comedies' I’ve unwittingly subjected myself to over recent years - television included.

P.G. Wodehouse has such consistently amazing prose, where
It is difficult to imagine language, characterization, and humor more suitably combined between book bindings than RIGHT HO, JEEVES by P.G. Wodehouse.

The anti-intellectual Bertie Wooster banters with colorful characters presuming to address their multiple woes in England's upper crust society of the early twentieth century. With his man, Jeeves as the cerebral back-up, the result is air-tight plotting, wrapped in continuous laughter, with the promise delivered of escapism. Priceless!

Highest Rec
First, though possibly not foremost, how can you not love an author named Pelham Grenville? In a world of Tonys and Chrises and Ryans, you have to admit that a name such as that inspires a certain confidence in one's authorial voice.

Otherwise, it's a typically wonderful Wodehouse novel, with Bertram Wooster mucking about in the affairs of his friend Gussie (and attending the party of a friend named Pongo, GOOD LORD THE NAMES DO ME IN), and of course has to rely on the inimitable Jeeves to sort i
Timothy Hallinan
P.G. Wodehouse is the absolute master of first-person narrative. Bertie's voice in the Jeeves books is one of the greatest achievements in all of comic fiction--absolutely consistent, totally confident, unerringly wrong. Jeeves is the title character, and certainly the greatest butler in literary history, but Bertie is nonpareil. And it's no wonder that the Jeeves books haven't really worked in dramatic form (and I include the very good BBC series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry) -- without Ber ...more
Absolutely a classic. Gussie loves Madeleine Bassett, as goopy a young geezer as ever declaimed that the stars are God's daisy chain--but he cannot bring himself to propose. Tuppy loves Angela but a rift has torn their loving hearts asunder, he asserting that the shark that attacked her at Cannes was a mere flatfish, she contending that he lives for food alone.

Into this mess stumbles Bertram Wooster. Bertie ends up, much against his will, engaged to La Bassett, while Gussie and Angela propose to
When I heard Steven Fry say that the people he most envied on earth were the people who'd never read Wodehouse, the author quickly moved up my to-reads list. I really don't think there is a better recommendation than that feeling you get when you've read everything there is penned by a particular beloved author and you immediately wish you could delete all knowledge of their work for the sheer pleasure of rediscovering them.
Anashuya Kakati
My very first Wodehouse! My partner of 8 years has been pestering me since the beginning to pick one up. He swore I would be addicted.

So my verdict: If ever you want to taste the English language in it's simple form, pick this up.The writing is delicious at best and the storyline goofy but not over the top.

I chuckle every time I read of the 'frenemy-ial' relationship portrayed between the master and his batman. Bertie wants to asserts his dominance on Jeeves but never seems to know how to go a
First published in 1934, 'Right Ho, Jeeves' originally appeared in serial form. 'Right Ho Jeeves' is set mainly at Brinkley court the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia. There are romantic entanglements aplenty. Gussie Fink Nottle is trying to muster up the courage to ask the airy fairy Madeline Bassett to marry him. Bertie's cousin Angela's engagement to Tuppy Glossop hits a rough patch. There is also the question of the prize giving at the local grammar school. Jeeves quietly abhors a white dinner j ...more
Josephine Myles
I can't believe it's taken me so long to get around to reading any P.G. Wodehouse. Clearly I've been missing out. One of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Bertie Wooster's narrative voice is hysterical! Just marvellous. I'm out to hunt down more!
Yay! Finally a home run of a read! And who would have thought it would have been on a free book on Kindle?? HOOORAY! Of course I have heard of the character of Jeeves before (although didn't know much about the books), and I must admit before good ole' Google came around, "Ask Jeeves" was my search engine of choice. Now I understand the reason it was named that, since Jeeves frankly knows everything.

I wanted to give a Jeeves book a try but didn't know where to start. Luckily, that choice was an
Crystal Starr Light
"Woosters may quail, but they do not edge out."

Bertram "Bertie" Wooster is playing matchmaker. He's trying to get his old classmate, Gussie Fink-Nottle, together with Miss Angela Bassett and Tuppy and his cousin, Angela, to "kiss and make up". But the best laid plans of mice and men fall flat and before you know it, Bertie's engaged!!

After a slew of depressing books chosen in our Book Club (the last one embarrassingly chosen by yours truly), this was chosen to liven the spirit. If it hadn't been
I am really torn about how many stars to give this one.

I very nearly put it down halfway through, never to finish it. I begin to thing that P. G. Wodehouse is the Robert Jordan of the comic novel: he writes an excellent ending, but the set-up is 200% longer than it should be and either tedium-laced or cringe-worthy. (Compare this to my review of The Shadow Rising).

The first 2/3 or so of the book had some mildly amusing parts, but overall was tedious. Wooster thought himself smart and got himself
First off, my mother tricked me. She had read this at about my age, she'd said, and this wasn't a part of a series, a good stand-alone book.

Sandra Bollocks. This is part of set, and she only said that to get me to read it. But even all the inside jokes that are alluded to but never explained does not take away any enjoyment from reading this. The story, is, in fact, stand-alone-ish, with mostly the same characters from what I can gather. Like Enid Blyton books.

It starts off amusing. PG Wodehous

To be honest although this felt like a 3.5 read, that’s not because it’s a bad book. In fact it’s as good as, if not better than, the last Jeeves book I reviewed and gave 4 stars to – it’s certainly far less problematic and offensive. What made this book less enjoyable for me was simply that I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to pick it up in the first place. There’s been a lot of unpleasant stuff going on recently and I though I needed something lighthearted to cheer me up – and it worked,
A book written in 1922 has no right to be this damned funny. Reading it was a laugh-a-minute affair. P.G. Wodehouse is challenging Janet Evanovich's Plum series for the top comedy spot in my personal library. The plot and flow of the story is better written too (brisk pace, minimal sagging moments, excellent build-up). Characterization is top-notch. I am amazed at how Wodehouse was able to weave multiple motifs seamlessly. Wooster's attempts at matchmaking and one-upping Jeeves is aggravating ye ...more
Absolutely fantastic! This is most definitely the best Wodehouse novel about Jeeves that I have read so far. Have you ever laughed out loud while reading a book? Yes, you say. Rare, but it has happened. Ah, but I must ask; have you ever laughed so much while reading a book that you had to clutch your side, bury your face in your hands, wipe off tears and generally look so loony and deranged that the mom sitting next you on your flight shields her child from you? No? Right ho, then. Read on!
Feb 28, 2011 Tamra rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to laugh
Shelves: on-my-kindle
Wodehouse's Jeeves series is hilarious, and this book is no exception.

After reading my first snatch of Jeeves books I watched some episodes of the BBC production Jeeves and Wooster, one of which (several of which? I don't remember) included this book. Knowing the plot line beforehand didn't make the book any less enjoyable. And now that I've seen some of the brilliant show, I can't get Steven Fry and Hugh Laurie out of my brain as Jeeves and Wooster, respectively. Nor should I want to. (Youtube
Is the material familiar? Of course! Once you've read one Jeeves and Wooster novel, you've practically read them all.

Are the themes and plot devices new? Of course not! You'll recognize the same twists and turns from other Wooster-narrated tales.

So why return?

Do you stop drinking water for the rest of your life because you downed 16oz last Thursday? Do you push away from all future steaks and potatoes because yesterday's Ribeye was just the paws? Will your wine glass linger empty because your r
1. Free on Kindle. Go get it.

2. I first came upon Jeeves and Wooster as a youngster watching PBS. Because I'm a nerd. Yes, I knew that already. It also introduced me to the comedy of Frye and Laurie so that makes it a great find.

The books are even better. I'm just reviewing this one, but there are plenty of others out there. Wodehouse has series of short stories with Jeeves and Wooster tales and a few novels. This is a novel and it is filled with the language that makes all the stories so great.
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class so ...more
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Jeeves (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1)
  • The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)
  • Carry on, Jeeves (Jeeves, #3)
  • Very Good, Jeeves! (Jeeves, #4)
  • Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves, #5)
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  • Joy in the Morning (Jeeves, #8)
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  • Ring for Jeeves (Jeeves, #10)
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