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Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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Mar 03, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: humor, general-fiction
Read in March, 2008

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 tie the knot.

Meanwhile Bertie's Aunt Dahlia is beset by her own woes--her French chef Anatole, God's gift to the gastric juices, has given notice after one of Bertie's schemes backfires. Moreover she has lost 500 pounds playing baccarat at Cannes, and needs somehow to get the money from her parsimonious husband, Bertie's Uncle Tom Travers (who will probably be suffering from indigestion as he cannot tolerate any food not cooked by Anatole).

As always in the pages of Wodehouse, Jeeves finds the way!

What I learned: "One cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs, sir..."

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message 1: by Alison (new)

Alison So, Morpheus, I saw a lot of books in this "series", I guess, at the library. Which to start with?

M0rfeus This is really the first of the book length stories. There are a number of short stories that predate it--if you can find "Jeeves Takes Charge" that really starts the whole Jeeves/Wooster relationship. (Jeeves extricates Bertie from his engagement to the overly serious Lady Florence Craye--I have often thought, though not currently engaged, that I could *use* a Jeeves myself!)


What do you know--here it is!


message 3: by Alison (new)

Alison O.K., thanks!

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