Just Enough Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse (Author)

With an Introduction by Robert McCrum

Overview | Inside the Book
 

Irresistible comic masterpieces—two novels and a story collection—from the author Christopher Hitchens calls "the gold standard of English wit."

Of course there can never be enough Jeeves for die-hard Wodehouse enthusiasts. But this selection brings old favorites to those fans in a sparkling package and will introduce new readers to the funniest writer in the English language. Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; and Very Good, Jeeves follow the adventures of two magnificently improbable characters. Bertie Wooster is an amiable young gentleman of excellent and ancient family—so he says—with plenty of money and no professional ambitions. Jeeves is his gentleman's gentleman, the soul of discretion, and a deep thinker, at least compared to Wooster. Jeeves brings tea and hangover cures in the morning, tempers his master's dubious taste in clothes, and invariably manages to extricate Wooster from fantastic predicaments of his own devising. Without Jeeves, Wooster would either be in jail or married to one or another terrifying young woman of his Aunt Agatha's choosing. Unlike life, a Wodehouse story always works out well in the end.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33943-7
  • 6.1 × 9.2 in / 720 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.” — Evelyn Waugh

It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried.” — Christopher Buckley, author of Little Green Men

“Wodehouse can be extremely funny, of course, and Bertie and Jeeves are echt-Englishmen, but the surprising and surpassing pleasure of these books is their cheerful humanity. Reading Wodehouse always makes me feel good.” — Kurt Andersen, author of Turn of the Century

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