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Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves #6)

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When Gussie abandons his beloved newts to go courting as Mephistopheles, Bertie Wooster is more than a bit nonplussed. But even the Devil can rely on Jeeves.

"Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in" -Evelyn Waugh in
Paperback, 248 pages
Published 1953 by Penguin Books (first published 1934)
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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
Jun 21, 2016 Algernon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

Who needs expensive Freudian psychiatrists when you can have this:


The discovery of some toy duck in the soap dish, presumably the property of some former juvenile visitor, contributed not a little to this new and happier frame of mind. What with one thing and another, I hadn't played with toy ducks in my bath for years, and I found the novel experience most invigorating. For the benefit of those interested, I may mention that if you shove the thing under the surface with the sponge and then let
Jason Koivu
Jul 08, 2015 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy, wodehouses, humor
Bertie Wooster takes the reins from his gentleman's gentleman Jeeves, who had everything well enough in hand, and soon everything's gone pear-shaped, if that's the expression I'm looking for.

Bertie's well-intentioned schemings upset his aunt and uncle's brilliant French chef, who gives notice, which upsets everyone's gastric juices! Meanwhile his meddling upon a friend's behalf almost divorces Bertie himself from his beloved bachelorhood, egads!

When one comes to the realization that they are a
Dan Schwent
Feb 04, 2012 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wodehouse, 2012
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
Jul 02, 2016 Apatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“This dashed difficult problem of where to begin it. It's a thing you don't want to go wrong over, because one false step and you're sunk. I mean, if you fool about too long at the start, trying to establish atmosphere, as they call it, and all that sort of rot, you fail to grip and the customers walk out on you.”

Bertie Wooster, in spite of being a silly ass, has a way with words. His first person narrative is a joy to read, it does help that he has P.G. Wodehouse to write on his behalf. He is r
Nikki Nielsen
Jan 29, 2009 Nikki Nielsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(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
Nandakishore Varma
Mar 26, 2016 Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humour, wodehouse
In 2012, I was elected the Vice President of our college alumni association here in the UAE. I was to take charge at our annual get-together: at the same event, I presented an ottamthullal, a satirical dance-drama which was a runaway hit. What with all the celebratory euphoria, I imbibed a little too much of the happy juice in the parking lot outside the venue (drinks were not allowed in the hall) and before I knew it, I was pickled to the gills.

You can see me with a beatific smile as I took the
Aug 24, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 16, 2007 Frederick rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Nov 16, 2012 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 09, 2014 F.R. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 really liked it
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!
Jun 25, 2012 Kedar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
Vimal Thiagarajan
Sep 17, 2015 Vimal Thiagarajan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The rummy thing about life is that though you feel exhilarated that you've read a wonderful book, you begin to get the wind up your pipe wondering why the dickens you hadn't read anything from this author-chappie ever before
Jul 04, 2016 Manab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
এ কী একখান বই কিনলাম, সারা শরীর অকষত, খালি পরথম পাতা নাই। কিছু একটা যে নাই, সেটাও আমি বুঝি নাই পরথমে, বিশ পাতা পরে গিয়ে বুঝেছি।

তামাম মুলূকের সবাই জানেন, উডহাউজ হাসাইতে পারে, পদে পদে, পদানুকরমে। সে কী এক-একখান বাকযি। এই পাতা ছেড়ে ঐ পাতা উদধৃত করে কার সাধয!
আমার বযকতিগতভাবে বলযানডিংসের কাহিনীগুলি বেশি ভাললাগে। সে যাই হোক, চরিতরের দোষে উসটার আর জীভসই সেরা! এই বইয়ে এক জযাকেট আর ফিঙক-বোটল নিয়ে যা দেখাইলো তারা।
অপরাপর উডহাউজের মতই, এখানেও পরেম ভেসতে যায়। ভাসতুক, কিনতু আজতক কাহিনীর সবলপতাহেতু ইনি কারুকে
Ben Rutter
Aug 30, 2007 Ben Rutter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jun 27, 2008 Anthony rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Sep 01, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 07, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three and a half stars.
Josephine Myles
Dec 01, 2011 Josephine Myles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy
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!
Pramod Nair
Mar 13, 2015 Pramod Nair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror.”

Wonderful and outright funny, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves are back again with a bang. A master storyteller at work - that sums up this title from P.G. Wodehouse.

Jeff Howe
Dec 18, 2015 Jeff Howe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could rate this book higher than five stars - it is absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to read more of Wodehouse's work.
Joy C.
Jul 29, 2015 Joy C. rated it it was amazing
Right ho, I loved this book :). SO MUCH FUN!
(I shall see if I can squeeze the time to write a proper little review sometime. . .)
Naomi Sarah
Mar 14, 2015 Naomi Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humorous-books

This book. Wow, it's GOOD. I wanted to give it 4 stars first, because it's not beautiful and emotional and romantic and deep like most of my favourite books, but seriously, this books is so amazingly hearty and jolly and funny and... well, Wodehouse-y. It's just brilliant.

And funny.
And just.

Wooster is just such a dorky funny person. I love the way he narrates. And one can never have enough 'What-ho's on one page. The dialogue is amazing
Mar 11, 2008 M0rfeus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 30, 2010 Tintin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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
Victoria Minks
3.5 stars.... It was highly amusing and I really liked the wittiness of the writing. The images that it provoked were hilarious! Half a star taken off however because of some language I disliked throughout it.
Aug 31, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Linda by: Eric Kibler
Shelves: ill-chcpl, humor, opal
Although I've known about Bertie Wooster and Jeeves for many, many years, I had never read any until now. I'm thankful that my friend Eric gave me the push. This practically a literary slapstick comedy. It is obvious that Bertie thinks he can help with any problem, no matter how trivial or important. Jeeves, his manservant is always able to pick up the shards left in Bertie's wake and smooth all for a proper ending.

This did not really take me 2 months to read. It's a very easy read that often wa
Oct 19, 2015 Arya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Wodehouse. What a book! It was so hilarious, what with Bertie's stupid comments and his Scripture Knowledge prize and Jeeves' thinking and bizarre and convoluted way of saying things, and Gussie not drinking, and Angela's shark and Tuppy's double chin and Anatole's "French temperament" and Aunt Dahlia's magazine...

I really have no clue what else to say, except:
Wattle wattle wattle. Reference. Never mind that. (Though if you've read this book you'll get it. And all the previous
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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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Other Books in the Series

Jeeves (1 - 10 of 15 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)
  • The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7)
  • Joy in the Morning (Jeeves, #8)
  • The Mating Season (Jeeves, #9)
  • Ring for Jeeves (Jeeves, #10)
  • Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (Jeeves, #11)

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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.” 64 likes
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