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Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves #6)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  14,390 ratings  ·  859 reviews
Mayhem has broken out at Brinkley Court and there would seem to be a desperate need for Jeeves. But Bertie is fed up with the assumption that he is merely an addendum to his personal attendant. There are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves, you knowl Stand back--Bertram Wooster is on the case.
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Published May 1st 2006 by BBC Audiobooks (first published 1934)
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Jason Koivu
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
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
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
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
Diane Librarian
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 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
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
Cheryl Kennedy
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
Joy C.
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 Bennet

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
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
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
David Ranney
Beginning with a critique of my own limbs, which she said, justly enough, were nothing to write home about, this girl went on to dissect my manners, morals, intellect, general physique, and method of eating asparagus with such acerbity that by the time she had finished the best you could say of Bertram was that, so far as was known, he had never actually committed murder or set fire to an orphan asylum.
Wodehouse hits his stride. Year of the Wodehouse.
Marts  (Thinker)
Some more hilarious adventures with Bertie and his butler Jeeves... These episodes include temporarily broken engagements, Gussie falling in love, prize distributions, fire alarms, long bicycle rides, a chef resigning..........
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!
Was a much-needed reminder of how incredibly funny the stories are, having read them last about 3-4 years ago. Wodehouse, you genius!
An Odd1
Bertram Wooster is peeved when others prefer plans from valet Jeeves, and Jeeves takes a dislike to employer's white jacket from Riviera. Aunt Dahlia Travers orders Bertie speedily forthwith down to Brinkley Court: give student prizes, soothe Uncle Tom over her Cannes gambling losses, and repair cousin Angie's engagement to Hildebrand Glossop.

Bertie sends down Augustus Fink-Nottle, fancier of newts and Madeline. Bertie spikes teetotaller Gussie's juice with a tad too much courage, livens school
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
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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 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)
  • 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.” 58 likes
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