This is a Jeeves and Wooster collection. These marvellous stories introduce us to Jeeves, whose first ever duty is to cure Bertie's raging hangover ('If you would drink this, sir...it is a little preparation of my own invention.
It is the Worcester Sauce that gives it its colour. The raw egg makes it nutritious. The red pepper gives it its bite. Gentlemen have told me they have found it extremely invigorating after a late evening.') And from that moment, one of the funniest, sharpest and most touching partnerships in English literature never looks back...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/05/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099513698
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- Hardback from £9.15
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Review by johnthefireman
Only superlatives can describe the Jeeves books. The humour is superb, and at the same time it sheds light on the life of the British upper classes.This collection of short stories includes a description of how Jeeves came into his master's employ as a "gentleman's gentleman". Unusually, in the last story Jeeves instead of Wooster is the narrator.
Review by nkm25
'Carry on, Jeeves' is the set of short stories in which we are introduced to Jeeves and Wooster, one of the most charming and endearing partnerships in English literature. Every story has roughly the same plot line: Bertie gets into some kind of predicament (often involving an unsuitable marriage or one of Bertie's formidable aunts); some kind of deception takes place; hilarity ensures; Jeeves intervenes to save the day; and they all live happily ever after. The stories are rather predictable, but I still found them thoroughly enjoyable. They are wonderfully silly and charming, and Wodehouse's writing style makes them a pleasure to read. The humour isn't always side-splitting, but the stories are still amusing and perfect for anybody looking for a bit of light relief. "Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already". - Lynne Truss
Review by simondyda
Good old-fashioned fun from the pen of a comic genius.