The World of Jeeves : (Jeeves & Wooster) Paperback
Part of the Jeeves & Wooster series
This is a Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus. 'Jeeves knows his place, and it is between the covers of a book'.
This is an omnibus of wonderful Jeeves and Wooster stories, specially selected and introduced by Wodehouse himself, who was struck by the size of his selection and described it as almost the ideal paperweight.
As he wrote: 'I find it curious, now that I have written so much about him, to recall how softly and undramatically Jeeves first entered my little world.
Characteristically, he did not thrust himself forward.
On that occasion, he spoke just two lines. The first was: 'Mrs Gregson to see you, sir'. The second: 'Very good, sir, which suit will you wear?'.
It was only some time later that the man's qualities dawned upon me.
I still blush to think of the off-hand way I treated him at our first encounter'.
This omnibus contains "Carry On, Jeeves", "The Inimitable Jeeves", "Very Good, Jeeves" and the short stories "Jeeves Makes an Omelette" and "Jeeves and the Greasy Bird".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 784 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 02/10/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099514237
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Review by ljbwell
Never having read any Wodehouse, this was an excellent introduction to Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, not to mention the various recurring friends and relations who pop up throughout. I found myself chuckling aloud several times in the course of the 34 stories in this compilation. It is best to read one story, maybe two, at a time; otherwise, they bleed into each other too much and the formula risks becoming too repetitive. But the stories are perfect when you need to lighten things up with some well-written humor, to read a little something fun before bedtime or to ease into a lazy weekend/holiday day. A really entertaining, enjoyable relief from the usual hectic pace.