Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Wodehouse, P.G. "Right Ho, Jeeves"

Wodehouse, P. G. "Right Ho, Jeeves" - 1934

I'll be forever grateful to all those people who recommended Jeeves and Wooster to me, but I'm really indebted to the friend who recommended I should read this one first. So, I finally did. And it's a great book. The stories are quite funny but that's not it. The language is just wonderful, there's humour in every sentence, every expression. The wittiness of the author is being transferred into the character of Jeeves, the "gentleman's gentleman". I think that description says it all. He's the snobby butler of a young guy, Bertie Wooster, who doesn't care much about the world or what anybody thinks of him but who is convinced that he is the greatest guy on earth. So, it's good he has his trusted friend Jeeves who guides him from one problem into the next catastrophe.

A truly delightful book. Whenever you feel gloomy, read a bit of Jeeves and Wooster!

From the back cover:

"Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. Bertie must deal with the Market Snodsbury Grammar School prize giving, the broken engagement of his cousin Angela, the wooing of Madeline Bassett by Gussie Fink-Nottle, and the resignation of Anatole, the genius chef. Will he prevail? Only with the aid of Jeeves!"


  1. I have not read this author. It sounds like the humor would be useful in these times.

    1. Definitely. And the times he lived in were not all that better, either, so maybe that's what makes him so good today.