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Right Ho, Jeeves
 
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P.G. Wodehouse
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Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves #6)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  10,940 ratings  ·  706 reviews
Has Jeeves Finally Lost His Grip? When Jeeves suggest dreamy, soulful Gussie Fink-Nottle don scarlet tights and a false beard in his bid to capture the affections of soppy Madeline Basset, Wooster decides matters have definitely got out of hand. Especially when it comes to a disagreement over a certain white mess jacket with brass buttons. Taking Jeeves off the case, he em...more
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Published September 25th 2009 by CreateSpace (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...more
Nikki Nielsen
**WOOSTERS' GUIDE**
(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...more
Frederick
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...more
Diane
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...more
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...more
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
F.R.
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
Paria
Aug 16, 2009 Paria rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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When I first read this book, I kept having to stop in order to dance around my apartment with glee. I was literally jumping up and down in the kitchen, chanting "Gussie Fink-Nottle! Gussie Fink-Nottle!" (That's the name of one of the characters, by the way. He loves newts, orange juice and a girl named Madeline Bassett.)

For those of you who don't know, the Jeeves books are about a well-meaning but dim-witted British aristocrat named Bertie Wooster and his incredibly intelligent (almost to the po...more
Jen
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!
Kedar
"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...more
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
Stephanie
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...more
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
Anthony
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...more
Cheryl
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...more
M0rfeus
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...more
Shauna
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.
Mitch
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...more
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...more
John
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...more
Rachel
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...more
Louise
3.5

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,...more
Tintin
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
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...more
Tamra
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...more
Ryan
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...more
Joel
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....more
Astrid Neumeier
Loved this book. It's a great one to introduce people to Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. It's hilarious and well-written. I was smiling or smirking or laughing out loud on nearly every page. One of my favorite bits:

"Ah!" I said. "Your beetle," I explained. "No doubt you were unaware of it, but all this while there has been a beetle of sorts parked on the side of your head. You have now dislodged it."
He snorted.
"Beetles!"
"Not beetles. One beetle only."
"I like your crust!" cried Tuppy, vibrating like o...more
Joanna Weissen
I love a story with an ever increasing comedy or errors. I love a book that makes you laugh out loud. And I love a book that tells a story where everything works out in the end. This book delivers on all accounts. The section with Anatole (the chef) speaking in his "mixed" English had me nearly rolling on the floor. And of course, as messed up as Wooster gets everything, Jeeves comes in at the end and saves the day. And gets the last word. My only complaint is Wodehouse's overuse of abbreviation...more
Sun
Reading Wodehouse is like sitting around drinking iced-tea on a sunny day; so easy to do and so very relaxing and enjoyable. In this full-length novel, Bertie Wooster is just returned from a holiday to France and wants time to recover. But his Aunt Dahlia wants him down at Brinkley Court, to give out prizes at the local grammar school. His old school chum, the newt-loving Gussy Finknottle, needs help winning over a girl. And his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, is displeased with the new dinner ja...more
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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 30 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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“I don't want to wrong anybody, so I won't go so far as to say that she actually wrote poetry, but her conversation, to my mind, was of a nature calculated to excite the liveliest of suspicions. Well, I mean to say, when a girl suddenly asks you out of a blue sky if you don't sometimes feel that the stars are God's daisy-chain, you begin to think a bit.” 41 likes
“Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror.” 24 likes
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