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Carry On, Jeeves

(Jeeves #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  18,454 ratings  ·  1,099 reviews

Richard "Bingo" Little falls in love with the daughter of a left-wing (probably communist or socialist) leader called Charlotte Corday Rowbotham. In an attempt to get close to her, Little joins the group, called the Heralds of the Red Dawn, whose aims are to "massacre the bourgeoisie, sack Park Lane and disembowel the hereditary aristocracy". This is more than a little at

Paperback, 200 pages
Published 1991 by Vintage (first published 1925)
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Sean Gibson
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After slogging through Words of Radiance (perhaps “slogging” is too strong a word (of radiance), seeing as how I liked it), Jeeves and Wooster made an excellent literary palette cleanser (though I will note that books, even cookbooks, generally make terrible actual palette cleansers).

For those unfamiliar with Wodehouse’s signature characters, Bertram (Bertie) Wooster is an itinerant (and not particularly intelligent) man about town, who is often, along with his indolent friends, bailed out of
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
“I’m not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it’s Shakespeare – or, if not, some equally brainy bird – who says that it’s always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping”

Traditionally I start my review of a Jeeves book with a quote. This time it is highly appropriate as it gives the idea of practically all included stories. Poor Bertie Wooster enjoys his carefree life when something big and
Jason Koivu
Only 3 stars? So did I like it? Oh I say, rather! And yet...

Carry on, Jeeves has all of the wonderful Wodehouseisms I've come to know and love: bumbling Bertie Wooster and his genius of a gentleman's gentleman Jeeves; colorful characters galore like Bingo Little and Sir Roderick Glossop; poor sods getting themselves in a fix with the put-upon Bertie having to extract them time and again.

So what's wrong?

Well, this is a collection of stories as opposed to the one, cohesive novella-sized story
Algernon (Darth Anyan)
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
three stars upgraded to four after writing the review, because:

The ‘deja-vu’ is strong in this one. For the first three or four stories in the collection I was convinced I’ve read them before, recently enough to remember all the jokes and the plot twists. There are two main reasons for the feeling:
- much as I admire P G. Wodehouse, I know he recycles characters and plots frequently, his charm relying more on style than originality.
- I believe all the stories included in Carry on, Jeeves! have
My first Wodehouse!

My sweet husband picked this up for my birthday, after I said how much I was wanting to read one of his books (thanks to GR reviewer Dan!). It was a nice surprise, and Dan wasn't exaggerating about how great these books are -- I absolutely loved this one, and I can't wait to read more.

Carry On, Jeeves is arranged like a collection of short stories featuring Bertie Wooster (in his own words, having half the brains an ordinary bloke should have) and his gentleman's gentleman,
Pramod Nair
Reading Wodehouse is always a pleasant experience, which always fills the reader with much gaiety & happiness. ‘Carry On, Jeeves’, is a compilation of ten short stories featuring Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman Jeeves with the usual assortment of charming characters like Aunt Dahlia, her French chef Anatole, Aunt Agatha, Sir Roderick Glossop and Richard P. Little a.k.a 'Bingo Little ', and is an easy to read and enjoy volume.

In these tales of delightful humor Bertie seeks the
Vimal Thiagarajan
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can never tire of Wodehouse. I can never tire of his books that are filled with characters like a friend who is 'As vague and woollen-headed a blighter as ever bit a sandwich', and a fiance who is 'one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of a welter-weight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge' and an aunt who 'fitted into the biggest arm-chair in the house as if it had been built round her by someone who knew they were wearing arm-chairs tight about the ...more
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another delightful collection of stories involving Bertie and his impressive valet, Jeeves. I listened to this on audio and it was a gem.
Ange H
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love Bertie and Jeeves! This excellent collection is the third one I have read, and like the others it had me often giggling like an idiot. I'm pretty sure I have read a few of these, or at least a version of them, before but that doesn't make them any less entertaining. The last story was told from Jeeves point of view, a definite first in my experience.

Irrelevant note: I found the original receipt tucked in the pages and used it as a bookmark. I think it's cool that someone bought this
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Carry on, Jeeves (1925) is a very jolly collection of early Jeeves and Wooster short stories.

It's interesting to read these early J&W stories as it's so early in the duo's development and regular readers can observe how P.G. Wodehouse is starting to get ideas about their respective characters which become more pronounced as the years roll by. His descriptive writing is also not quite fully formed yet either. That said, there are plenty of glorious and wonderful examples of Wodehouse's
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, overdrive
After reading a string of books by authors who took themselves too seriously and satisfied inadequately, it was a pleasure to return to Wodehouse. I really needed a good laugh. This book of witty and sometimes hilarious short stories about Bertie and Jeeves was read with great relish by Frederick Davidson.
Apr 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to laugh
Recommended to Tamra by: James Herriot
This was my 3rd Jeeves book (the 3rd in The Jeeves Omnibus). I can't say enough good things about Wodehouse. I have systematically been trying to get loved ones and friends to read these books, or at least become familiar with the characters, because I have fallen in love with them. Also, I have found a Wodehouse Fanatic and I imagine a long friendship with them, involving (among many other things) borrowing all their Jeeves books and movies.

Highlights to Carry On, Jeeves:

1. It's hilarious and
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: europe, 2017
Well that was rummy & plum, if a bit repetitive between some stories. I was going to give it 4 stars, but had to up it to 5 because of the smiles & laughs I had while reading.

A charming bit of British humor.
I read this in my pre-Goodreads days so this was actually a re-read but this time around I listened to the audio. Whenever I read a Wodehouse I wonder how I could start incorporating some Bertie-isms into my speech. Would people call it an affectation if I started saying things like, "It's not only sound, it's absolutely fruity!!" While this isn't my favorite Jeeves book I still have to give it 5 stars because everything Jeeves and Wooster is better than everything else that isn't.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since discovering Frederick Davidson's narration, I find his reading of Wodehouse brilliant, and have been collecting his recordings. I love the Martin Jarvis ones, too.

Perfect joy, in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
Ben Babcock
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, humour, 2013-read
This is my second P.G. Wodehouse experience following Cocktail Time , which was not a Jeeves and Wooster novel. I enjoyed Cocktail Time and was looking forward to Carry on, Jeeves, which I didn’t actually realize was an anthology. This proved to be even better than a novel as an introduction to Jeeves and Wooster. It gave me a nice sense of their relationship through the ages. And with each story nice and short and self-contained, I could read one, pause, and then dip into another. I could ...more
Nancy Cook-senn
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The early adventures of Bertie Wooster and his wise valet in New York.
Nick Ziegler
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My second Wodehouse book, the other I've read being Thank You, Jeeves. The common wisdom about Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories, when you ask a veteran where to start, is "it really doesn't matter, they're all the same."* This sounds initially like a compliment with a double-edge, but really the ability of Wodehouse to adhere to a formula of his own invention without becoming stale, and to somehow tell the same joke over and over again without repeating himself, is exactly what is so ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, humour
I listened to an audio version of this collection of short Jeeves and Wooster stories. If you're not familiar with the books, they were written and set in the 1920s and tell the scrapes that a rich, idle, somewhat empty-headed young man, Bertie Wooster, and his friends get into, and how they are extricated from them due to the help of Wooster's man-servant, the all-knowing Jeeves.

The style of Wodehouse is nicely humorous, and will raise the occasional chortle from the listener. There is quite a
Abhiram R
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carry On, Jeeves features Jeeves, a butler and his mostly-clueless master Bertram Wooster, as do all the books by Wodehouse in the series. This book comprises ten short stories where Bertie, in most of them tries to help out his friends- Corky, Rockmettler Todd, Biffy, Sippy, Freddie, Bingo, and on a couple of occasions, even himself, but in every instance digs the concerned parties into a hole deeper into than the one they initially were in and needs to be extricated invariably by Jeeves who ...more
Nadin Adel
A charming bit of the British Humor in my most beloved British setting.
The novel is a gift on my birthday given to me by my beautiful British friend!

I can't but say I might be in need of Jeeves in my life every now and then

Funny. Humourous. And a great read after a real tiring one.

I hope there might be an adaptation for this series.
Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
I first came across Wodehouse when I was allowed into the adult stacks of my local library at about age 10. The "only two books at a time" rule had long been waived for me in the children's library (in the basement), and now that I think about it I don't suppose there were many 10-year-olds in my town that were given free run of the upstairs. However, Miss Dorothea may have looked straitlaced, but she knew a bookworm when she saw one. I adored Bertie Wooster and his use of language, though at ...more
This collection of short stories was suggested to me by the same person who recommended Ross McDonald and John Le Carre, so I was fairly certain that it was going to be a good bet, albeit in a far different vein. I was looking for something that could be considered 'whimsical' and Carry On, Jeeves certainly did not disappoint. And, as you might expect, the Brits maintain their perpetual knack for making wickedly funny and scathing comments towards people who don't quite know that they are being ...more
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"... he was a frightful chump, so we naturally drifted together, and while we were taking a snort in a private corner [of a club]... he further more endeared himself to me by an extraordinarily gifted...", well, let your imagination run wild. After all, this is P.G. Wodehouse's whacky, wonderful, always funny, exuberant but impossible world of the 1920s: non-stop drinking, smoking, snorting, and then even more drinking. Let's just hope the decade of 2020 is much the same.
In the right mood Wodehouse can satisfy one's craving for the down-right silly, and for that his books are simply perfect.
Salman Tariq
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laughter cheers and Laughter.......<3 <3
Mar 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Once bitten, it's so hard to be circumspect: get this book and read it.

As I wrote in my review of "The Inimitable Jeeves", the tales of Wooster and Jeeves are wonderful. Light, meaningless in the sense of global climate change of nuclear warfare, but hugely enjoyable and fun to read.

Wodehouse was a master storyteller. Is it a pity that he created these characters to practice his art with? No, I say it's the exact opposite. It was his genius (yes, I used that word again) that created this look at
"'If you'll pardon my saying so, sir, Mr. Biffen has surely only himself to thank if he has entered upon matrimonial obligations which do not please him.'

'You're talking absolute rot, Jeeves. You know as well as I do that Honoria Glossop is an Act of God. You might just as well blame a fellow for getting run over by a truck.'

'Yes, sir.'"
This is the second collection of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories that I read; it wasn't quite as sharp as the first, Very Good, Jeeves, but it was
Philippe Malzieu
Difficult to make more english. But dreamed England. They get dressed for diner, one is held well. To compensate for this rigid formal structure, there is this particular freedom of spirit: humour. It is a very particular form, with not confusing with spirit which is French. It was practised with elegance until the XIX.
All is contained, all is controlled, not waves, but there is humour.
It is this balance which makes the charm of this series.
Roxana Chirilă
It's possible that this book simply caught me at the wrong time, but it didn't thrill me as much as it seems to have thrilled others. Which is a shame.

There are 10 stories in this. In the first, Bertie Wooster gets a new valet, who happens to be Jeeves. Now, Bertie is a young man and a gentleman, but he doesn't have too much going on for him as far as intelligence is concerned. He is a good fellow, with good intentions, but not the brightest. Jeeves, on the other hand, always has a solution to
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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 ...more

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  • The Inimitable Jeeves (Jeeves, #2)
  • Very Good, Jeeves! (Jeeves, #4)
  • Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves, #5)
  • Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
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  • Joy in the Morning (Jeeves, #8)
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