The World of Jeeves (2020)

The World of Jeeves A glorious collection of all the short stories featuring Jeeves the perfect manservant and Bertie Wooster a s bachelor on the run Contains the books Carry On Jeeves The Inimitable Jeeves and
  • Title: The World of Jeeves
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9780060972448
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • The World of Jeeves
    A glorious collection of all the short stories featuring Jeeves, the perfect manservant, and Bertie Wooster, a 1920s bachelor on the run Contains the books Carry On, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves and Very Good, Jeeves and the short stories Jeeves Makes an Omelette and Jeeves and the Greasy Bird.
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    1. Ever since the destruction of The Great Lighthouse we ve been truly short of Wonders of the World Okay, there s still The Pyramids and of course people make claims for other impressive items of beauty for example The Great Barrier Reef, or The Great Wall of China for a place on any modern list But if we are to have new and reinvigorated seven, then I would like to put forward for inclusion The World of Wooster the quite magnificent and I use that term without any fear of hyperbole collected shor [...]

    2. As great as these short stories are, there can sometimes be too much of a good thing That s the only thing stopping me from giving this a 5 star rating as much as I enjoyed each story, they do seem to follow a pattern that gets a little formulaic 1 Bertie establishes the scene, 2 friend or aunt of Bertie presents problem usually one of a romantic nature , 3 Bertie royally screws everything up, 4 Jeeves saves the dayWhat s remarkable is that even with a pattern that get so predictable, Wodehouse [...]

    3. Of course, having just finished Life with Jeeves, I d recently read most of the stories in this collection However, there was one I d never seen before, that stood out, even if it seems to forget certain facts Bertie Changes His Mind It s a Wooster story told from Jeeves s point of view, something I didn t know existed For any fan of these tales, it s definitely worth a look, whether in this volume or in Carry On, Jeeves, i which it originally appears For one thing, it allows me to compare Wodeh [...]

    4. This volume collects all of Wodehouse s Jeeves Bertie short stories, and it s a treat Most of the stories have similar plots, but they re amusing plots, and you don t really read Wodehouse for the plot, anyway you read for the characters and the language, and both are usually hilarious here Jeeves could be a superhuman parody of a valet, but you see the emotion behind the reserved exterior on several occasions just often enough to make him real And Bertie Wooster is one of the great comic charac [...]

    5. Biffy I cried Well, well, well He peered at me in a blinking kind of way, rather like one of his Herefordshire cows prodded unexpectedly while lunching Bertie he gurgled, in a devout sort of tone Thank God He clutched my arm Don t leave me, Bertie, I m lost What do you mean, lost I came out for a walk and suddenly discovered after a mile or two that I didn t know where on earth I was I ve been wandering round in circles for hours Why didn t you ask the way I can t speak a word of French Well, wh [...]

    6. i didn t give this collection Five Stars because, as awesome as they are, having them all in one collection is too much of a good thing It reveals that Wodehouse has only two basic plotlines A Bertie does something stupid He tries to fix it without Jeeves help He makes it worse He finally tells Jeeves He fixes it and gets what he wants B One of Bertie s relatives do something stupid or inconvenient to him and or Jeeves Jeeves refuses to help because he s angry at Bertie about something, normally [...]

    7. I went and picked this up after reading a recent chick lit novel that, to its credit, reminded me that comic tales of the rich and feckless can be rather enjoyable when well done I hadn t read any Wodehouse since I suppose about the age of 17 I had discovered him, gone on a binge, and then quit because the books seemed too repetitive But I thought it was probably time to revisit this classic comic writer.Wodehouse warned that one shouldn t read too many of these stories at a time, and I tried to [...]

    8. The omnibus collection of all Jeeves short stories well, see below is confectionary of the highest order Truly gut bustingly funny English wit, told from the wonderful perspective of Bertie Wooster Wodehouse truly was a comic genius.Three caveats 1 Like all confectionary, one should not attempt to swallow too much at once As Wodehouse himself cautions in his preface, these stories should be savoured individually They re too light and fluffy to be stimulating when taking many at once.2 This compl [...]

    9. I just finished re reading this collection of the Jeeves short stories, which remain gems, and totally refreshing in my diet of books that can be a little heavy going.I went through a phase of preferring the Blandings stories, as I overdosed on Jeeves Wooster when younger, but have come back to them again after a long break, and I m so glad I did Wodehouse s use of words can be extraordinary, and these short but beautifully crafted stories are simply a delight Of all his creations, the gentleman [...]

    10. This volume contains all of P.G Wodehouse s short stories about his famous pair, Bertram Wooster and his valet Reginald Jeeves If you have not yet been exposed to Jeeves, I wholeheartedly urge you to seek out this book or one of its kindred I always wish, after reading Wodehouse, that I could figure out a way to slip some of Bertie s slang into my daily speech without sounding ridiculous The somewhat predictable story structure Bertie or one of his friends gets into an awful pickle, then it gets [...]

    11. Oh, they re JUST fabulous Just But dear P.G is totally correct in his introduction, you really really shouldn t try and read the whole thing at once partially cause you want to strangle dear Bertie and then, if you re attracted to men, you start wondering what kind of girl really is the proper sort for the ol Wooster pride Could you be the one sipping cocktails with Bertram til death do you part I mean, YOU love Jeeves, of course you d never make the mistakes of Honoria Glossop and try to send h [...]

    12. A good book for both, those who want to be introduced to the charming world of Bertram Wooster and Jeeves, and also for those who already know of the all knowing Jeeves and are looking to read some of his best efforts at serving the Wooster household considerable embarrassment.The book contains some gems, like the first meeting of Jeeves and Wooster and also one which introduces the readers to Anatole, the French cook, for the very first time.The only disappointment is there was virtually no men [...]

    13. I read this book when I first bought it 11 years ago and loved it then I let all these years go by so I could forget all of the stories and I m glad I did Re reading it now is like reading it for the first time It s laugh out loud funny, if you have that kind of sense of humor P.G Wodehouse s parody of the English aristocracy of the 1920 s is spot on These stories are made even better if you ve had a chance to see the BBC PBS mini series featuring Stephen Fry as Jeeves and Hugh Laurie as Bertie [...]

    14. Currently reading a story or two each night before bed Loving these hilarious little gems I especially love Bertie s silly remarks, such as, Oh Ah and Right ho Right ho Right ho Not sure if this is still typical Brit speak nowadays or if it ever was, but I love it I only wish I could say these things in everyday conversation These stories are ridiculous and read before bed, I ve found they ve the tendency to creep into your subconscious Just the other morning, I had a very Jeeves like dream whic [...]

    15. To be fair, I only got halfway through this omnibus, but I know exactly how the rest of the stories will turn out It s immensely repetitive, i.e Wooster finds himself in a conundrum, attempts to fix it himself, fails, then turns to Jeeves who gets him out of it But then again, I suspect Wodehouse wrote them as entertaining little tales to be told at bedtime And they serve that exact purpose the stories I did read were fun morsels of light hearted humour I gladly imbibed before sleeping.

    16. Wodehouse is a superb author He writes with an ease that is only occasionally found I would compare him with an author such as Anne Tyler These stories are very funny and very clever Sheer entertainment, but also a good lesson for would be writers particuarly those wanting to write a good short story.John Eliot, author of poetry colection Ssh.

    17. This book is a compilation of the hilarious short stories of the endearingly inept wealthy Wooster and his ingenious and beyond capable gentleman s gentleman Jeeves.Wooster s vocabulary and perspective in storytelling is what really makes these stories work Enjoy

    18. OFFICAIL pro tier jeeves 1 jeeves makes an omelette2 aunt agatha takes the count3 jeeves gets aids haha just abit of contemporary humour for you 4 the ordeal of young guppy5eves and the old school chum6 hte one where wooster trips shaquille o neal at the lakers game

    19. This book is a riot How did I miss these stories before I suppose you could get tired of them at some point, but even though I know Jeeves will come through, and Bertie will be saved from catastrophe, I still enjoy the tales Light and fun.

    20. Every human being ought to read this collection A high water mark of comic genius, if you re not chortling you re not paying attention What ho

    21. I ve stumbled upon P.G Wodehouse late in life Knew about him, of course Knew about Jeeves and Bertie Probably read some of Plum s short stories in various humourous collections over the years Yes, I know I have When I read Uncle Fred Flits By in WHAT HO I said out loud and with joy I know this story What a riot Why I ve taken so long, I don t know Because Terry Pratchett is gone Tom Sharpe Douglas Adams left us in 2001 and the shock wave s just struck Can t find any new classic Britcoms on the t [...]

    22. I started reading Jeaves and Wooster because P.G Wodehouse is Huge Laurie s favorite writer and he said that the stories helped him get through depression Little did I know that reading this magnificent collection would be such a fun ride To read P.G Wodehouse is to enter the 1920s decade in quaint England, when life was slow, butlers were considered life s calling, there s no such thing as employment for the upper class and the First World War somehow never made an appearance in this comical wo [...]

    23. 1 Jeeves Takes Charge2 Jeeves in the Springtime3 Scoring off Jeeves4 Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch5 Aunt Agatha Takes the Count6 The Artistic Career of Corky7 Jeeves and the Chump Cyril8 Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest9 Jeeves and the Hard Boiled Egg10 The Aunt and the SLuggard11 Comrade Bingo12 The Great Sermon Handicap13 The Purity of the Turf14 The Metropolitan Touch15 The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace16 Bingo and the Little Woman17 The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy18 Without the Option19 Fixing [...]

    24. PG Wodehouse created the immortals not just in Jeeves and Wooster but also Bingo Little, Tuppy, Aunts Dahlia and Agatha and a bevvy of stentorian gels who treat their men in much the same way as dogs and horses It s a delicious time warp where the most challenging problem is sabotaging a singing contest to save a man from marrying the wrong girl or preventing the poaching of one s staff by rival fops At the heart of it all is Jeeves all knowing and ever wise and clearly in loco parentis not just [...]

    25. I don t think I could give a Jeeves compendium any less than 5 stars I laughed all the way through this, reading bits out loud to the long suffering Mark I knew some of the excerpts but not all, so I was delighted with it in every way if you ve never tried P G Wodehouse, wait for a dull, gloomy day when you are feeling fed up and let it work its magic.

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