Much Obliged, Jeeves

Much Obliged Jeeves When Jeeves inadvertently reveals information about his master Bertie Wooster to the wrong people it is a matter of honor to undo the damage His attempts create a gripping drama of unadulterated de

  • Title: Much Obliged, Jeeves
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9780140051025
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Jeeves inadvertently reveals information about his master, Bertie Wooster, to the wrong people, it is a matter of honor to undo the damage His attempts create a gripping drama of unadulterated delight.

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    1. P.G. Wodehouse

      Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of 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 society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.

    877 thoughts on “Much Obliged, Jeeves”

    1. Aw, this makes me sad. Much Obliged, Jeeves is one of Wodehouse's last books in the Jeeves & Wooster series, just when it's starting to show some life after so many books by rote.The usual plot and characters are all in order. Finicky friends and daffy family members all seemingly conspire to thrust Bertie Wooster neck-deep into the soup, then jam him between a rock and a hard place. Hovering about the periphery is the all-knowing, gentleman's gentleman extraordinaire Jeeves, ready to extrac [...]


    2. I was going through the Jeeves/ Wooster list on my GR bookshelf and found that I had missed out adding this book! I think this is the last in the series, where Bertie is finally rid of the danger of getting married to either the intellectual Florence Craye or the maudlin Madeline (hey, that rhymes!).But the crux of this story is an election in Market Snodsbury, and how the journal detailing the exploits of various gentlemen - recorded faithfully by their valets and kept securely at the butlers' [...]


    3. Good lord, Jeeves has a first name. No, don't just skip right by that sentence. Really take a minute. JEEVES HAS A FIRST NAME. It never even occurred to me that he might. It doesn't seem like the sort of possession Jeeves would own; I feel as if I'd caught him cuddling a Beanie Baby or something. Honestly, this would have been worth reading just to discover this little bit of trivia, but even without that it's a fine Wodehousian romp; not my favorite of the Woosters, but very entertaining all th [...]


    4. P.G. Wodehouse was ninety years old when "Much Obliged, Jeeves" was published in 1971 and it is the penultimate Jeeves and Wooster novel. This was the first time I had read this particular Wodehouse book. One chapter in and it was like being with old friends. Just sublime. You probably don’t need me to tell you that P.G. Wodehouse is the funniest writer of the past century. Wodehouse defies superlatives. He is, quite simply, the best comedic writer to ever put pen to paper. I am a confirmed Wo [...]


    5. Either you like Bertie Wooster and Jeeves or you don’t. There isn’t much in between. This is not the first of these books I have read but the first Wodehouse that I have reviewed.The gifted Bernard Cornwell (many of whose books I have reviewed) was recently quoted as saying that Wodehouse “…wrote the most English novels ever written.” I would add that he did so while skewering many of the class lines, traditions and manners that we find so familiar.It can be argued that one Wooster and [...]


    6. The book read like a montage to Bertie and Jeeves with a handful of references to the best parts of their previous adventures. And yet, it has you in splits - like any good thing in ration.Bertie wakes up on top of the world, with a rainbow between his shoulders - And we know thunderstorm is imminent. Bertie's pal Ginger is contesting elections. Bertie's safely engaged lady terrors threaten to come unhinged towards him and his 'reputation' for pinching stuff threatening the good name of Woosters [...]


    7. Much Obliged, Jeeves first published in 1971 in the UK and in the same year in the USA by alternative title Jeeves and the Tie That Binds is second to last in the Jeeves & Wooster series.The two editions have slightly different endings. In the USA edition after Jeeves informs that he has destroyed the 18 pages from the Junior Ganymede Club Book that he has written about Bertie, Jeeves express hope that he will stay in Bertie's service permanently. As my copy was UK edition (ISBN: 97800995139 [...]


    8. Surely below par for something in the Jeeves series. May be because the master wrote this in his nineties, he couldn't match his own towering standards. There is always a certain level of repetition in Wodehouse's plots, but in this one it was unusually high. Wodehouse's usual bubbling vigour was less-pronounced, the comic possibilities were under-explored, there was an over-reliance on Bertie's stammering and word-groping, and even some of his trademark daft turns of phrase seemed subdued and l [...]


    9. Dear Mr. Wodehouse -Thank you for the delightful visit to a time when the sun never set on the British empire and a wealthy idiot could spend his days at his aunt's estate in the English countryside and only worry about avoiding becoming engaged. It was lovely spending a few hours with the best gentlemen's gentlemen ever and that dear fool Bertie. Thank you for not aging them or trying to make them modern. ~A~


    10. Even below par Jeeves and Wooster is still pretty good.Madeline Bassett, Roderick Spode, Aunt Dahlia all return in this latest instalment of sundered engagements, purloined silver ornaments, obstinate moneymen and the kind of fiendishly tricky problems which can only be neatly ironed out by almost deity-like butler with a huge brain he owes to his consumption of masses of fish. All is seemingly as it should be then. However there’s a decided lack of oomph in this volume of the Wooster memoirs. [...]


    11. I just had to squeeze in a Wodehouse for Christmas, and how wonderful it was. I can't believe I almost finished the Jeeves and Wooster series (woe and woe upon woe); when the fatal moment inevitably arrives, I'll be seeking solace in the Blandings Castle series.



    12. Visiting his Aunt Dahlia, Bertie is confronted once again by Spode, as well as a businessmen who suspects him of being a thief, Madeline Bassett perhaps wanting to marry him, and the perplexing problem of how to reconcile his pal Ginger with the secretary of his dreams when he’s actually engaged to the bossy Florence. The usual lunacy results, with some quick acting by Jeeves, of course, to straighten things out.Perhaps the most remarkable things about this book, given that it was written by W [...]



    13. Another great novel. Laugh out loud. Witty lines throughout. I love the characters and how Reginald Jeeves always finds solutions for Wooster’s tribulations. Ginger, Aunt Dahlia with her loud voice and aristocratic snorts whimsical and oddly believable characters. I am so glad that I have another 86 PG Wodehouse novels to read.


    14. Yet another from the archives of Bertram Wilberforce Wooster in which he is once again rescued by the very large, and fish stoked, brain of Reginald Jeeves. This is the book in which I learned both Bertie’s middle name – which he got after his father, now deceased, gave to him in remembrance after a particularly good win at the races at the time Bertie was born – and that Jeeves even had a first name. We learn this close to the start of the book and Bertie also comments that he had never t [...]


    15. 3.5 stars!'Too often it is when one feels the fizziest that the storm clouds begin doing their stuff.' ~ Much Obliged, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse.Still good, but not as good as the other Jeeves books I've read before. With Wodehouse, you can usually see plot twists coming from a mile away, but it hardly matters since the getting there is highly enjoyable. However, I find that this is short on those sublime turns of phrase that I came to expect in a Jeeves story. What I found most hilarious is how Be [...]


    16. I had remembered really enjoying this book when I read it several years ago, but then I think I let my mind do a number on me. It's late Wodehouse, written when the master was 90, and most of the very late Wodehouse I've read seems very thin and forced. But on rereading this one, I found that my positive memories were correct. While not without some minor flaws, it's very good - nearly the equal of Wodehouse in his prime. The web of conflicting interests and alliances is woven as well as ever, B [...]


    17. Madeline Bassett, daughter of Sir Watkyn Bassett of Totleigh Towers, Glos had long been under the impression that I was hopelessly in love with her and had given me to understand that if ever she had occasion to return her betrothed, Gussie Fink-Nottle, to store, she would marry me. Which wouldn't have fitted in with my plans at all, she, though physically in the pin-up class, being as mushy a character as every broke biscuit, convinced that the stars are God's daisy chain and that every time a [...]


    18. Bertie Wooster's old Oxford pal Ginger Winship is in a bit of a pickle. He's gone and got himself affianced to the imperious Florence Craye, mercifully one of Bertie's previous engagements, happily aborted thanks only to the timely intervention of the incomparable Jeeves.Florence only backs a winner, so in order to win her approval Ginger must prove his mettle by becoming ensconced as the Conservative member of Parliament for straight-laced little Market Snodsbury, Aunt Dahlia's stomping ground. [...]


    19. ‘Much Obliged, Jeeves’ brings the two longest running sagas through the Jeeves and Wooster stories together. The oldest saga being that of Bertie being obliged to become engaged to the dreadful Florence Crane if she breaks her engagement which was featured in the first, although not first written, story ‘Jeeves Takes Charge’ (from ‘Carry On Jeeves’) and continued through the novels, ‘Joy in the Morning’ and ‘Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit’ where it first collided with the Madel [...]


    20. Reading Wodehouse is pure bliss. His writing style seems simple but it is not. Wodehouse is a genius and he painstakingly creates humor out of ordinary everyday situations. It is not slap stick, satire or comic. It is pure unadulterated humor. Reading Wodehouse is the best stress buster and anti-depressant. He doesn’t claim to very highly literary writing prowess. In his own words “I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignori [...]


    21. Really very good fun. The last decade of Wodehouse's career is patchier than the rest, which is unsurprising given he wrote nigh-on 100 books (as well as many other works), was pushing 100 years old himself, and was 40 years out of the era he was writing about. All of these factors combined make for some works that either feel stodgy, archaic, or just plain "quaint". But this is a great little novel, clocking in at 200 pages, and running through a breezy plot that is kind of like the highlights [...]


    22. Loved this Jeeves story! Probably my favorite besides "Right Ho, Jeeves" (which will always be my favorite as the first one I read). Bertie gets involved in something new and unlikely--politics. Misadventures ensue, as can be expected with Bertie involved. Canvassing for his friend who is running for parliament, disaster as usual follows Bertie and other members of the cast I've come to love dearly (especially Aunt Dahlia! She's such fun). Add to that some tension between Bertie and Jeeves about [...]


    23. Out of all of the (literally) hundreds of books and stories featuring Bertie Wooster and the impeccable Jeeves, this one volume is the absolute best. In this book, the two, butler and "master" - if such a term might be applied to the ridiculously inept Bertie Wooster,) the ties that bind these two men are finally, after years of companionship, acknowledged. I went through the entire P.G. canon like a demon when I first discovered these books. Not only Bertie and Jeeves, but Psmith and all the in [...]


    24. What fun! I was introduced to Wooster and his eponymous manservant via the brilliant early '90s series Jeeves and Wooster, which features Laurie and Fry and is superb and uproarious. It is only natural, then, that I seek out the original books from which such hilarity sprang. I was not disappointed.The narrative voice of the book is what set it apart from the joy of watching the TV series. Wooster makes continual blunders in his diction and constantly wonders if he's using the right words. Thus, [...]


    25. In taking this step, sir, I do not feel that I have inflicted any disservice on the Junior Ganymede club. The club book was never intended to be light and titillating reading for the members. Its function is solely to acquaint those who are contemplating taking new posts with the foibles of prospective employers. This being so, there is no need for the record contained in the eighteen pages in which you figure. For I may hope, may I not, sir, that you will allow me to remain permanently in your [...]


    26. I will use this "review" for all the P. G. Wodehouse I have read. I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars. As I re-read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P. G. Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties. Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing. I'm su [...]


    27. I quite enjoyed this installment of the Jeeves series. I am reading them out of order, which was quite apparent given some references I did not get. That turned out to be just fine as Bertie took a few moments to explain something for new c. who might be uncertain of some events.I laughed outloud at quite a few parts, and appreciated some references to both Sherlock Holmes (a fairly common event in novels) and Raffles (far less common)--my two favourite series.This might be the best one that I h [...]


    28. To be frank, I really can't judge if this is one of the better Wodehouse novels anymore, nor can I remember if I have actually read this before (I went through this Wodehouse phase when I was a teenager, and just like I did with Agatha Christie, blazed through a lot of his books). I just haven't read a proper Wodehouse in so long (the last one, Hot Water, was disappointing, and is atypical in that it doesn't include his usual cast of characters) that I enjoyed myself a lot! Wooster is an articul [...]


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