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10 thoughts on “Much Obliged, Jeeves

  1. says:

    "It was one of those heavy, sultry afternoons when nature seems to be saying to itself, 'Now, shall I, or shall I not, scare the pants off these people with a hell of a thunderstorm?'"

    One of the fine mornings Bertie Wooster decided life could not become better. He was right - it could not, but it very well could become worse. Right after finishing breakfast he received a phone call from his aunt Dahlia (the good one, not to be confused with the bad one - Agatha who according to Bertie eats nails and performs virgin sacrifices at the full moon). Apparently she decided to help a son of her former schoolmate; the said son nicknamed Ginger also happened to be an old buddy of Bertie. The guy was running a local election. Aunt Dahlia asked Bertie to come and help. We all know politics is a dirty business, but nobody ever had so much troubles being involved in it as our poor Bertie.
    Politics

    This should be enough for a brief outline of the beginning of the plot. I will only mention that the people that kept appearing in the last books made an encore here: Aunt Dahlia, Madeline Basset, Florence Craye, and Roderick Spode. Speaking honestly at this point of the book I got a little tired of this crowd and would gladly see somebody else, like Betrie's biggest nemesis, Aunt Agatha.

    First things first: we need to acknowledge P.G. Wodehouse was 90 when he wrote the book. I can challenge anybody (including myself) to write something at least half as funny at this age. I do not think there will be many takers.
    Challenge accepted

    Having said this, the plot feels familiar, some of the situations are rewrites of those from the previous books and some of the jokes are copied verbatim. For this reason the plot feels somewhat stale, but Wodehouse's "stale" is still miles ahead of 99% of humorous literature. Once again, keep in mind the author's age.

    I gave the book 3 stars and weak stars at that, but this rating only reflects he story's standing among the rest of the series. As a standalone it is quite good and a recommended read to any fan of P.G. Wodehouse. It was just me: at this point (fourteenth installment) I was only mildly amused, but I do not think I wasted my time read it.
    Grumpy Cat

  2. says:

    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 extract his master and set all to rights.

    Where this book differs from other Wodehouses is in the little details. Bertie's narration makes it plain that Much Obliged, Jeeves comes later in the Wodehouse oeuvre by referencing past exploits, and I'm not just talking about that scripture prize he won in school or the article he wrote for Milady's Boudoir on "What the well-dressed man is wearing." I'm not even talking about the big reveal that Jeeves actually has a first name. The real difference is in how Jeeves interacts with Wooster. It's not a vast shift to the left, but there is a slight subversion in his tone, a sort of sauciness to his lip service, a kind of sass to his soliloquy. Yes indeed, Jeeves expresses himself here with more than just a raised brow and I found it shocking. SHOCKING, I SAY!

    Seriously though, it was nice to see an old familiar character being appropriately stretched a bit. After all the patience-straining nonsense Jeeves endures, it seems quite natural for such a clearly superior mind to grow a tad surly after such trying times. I only wish Wodehouse had started this process and expanded upon it years, nay, decades prior.

    In summary, Much Obliged, Jeeves is a solid book in the series, but if you're a newcomer, I'd suggest starting somewhere earlier. Perhaps, Right Ho, Jeeves or The Code of the Woosters would be more suitable. These books don't need to be read sequentially, and you'd be fine if you read this one first, but I think the Wodehouse newb would be better severed with a more elementary introduction. Wouldn't want to muddle the grey matter, now would we?

  3. says:

    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' and valets' club, the Junior Ganymede - becomes central to its outcome. The tome in question is stolen by a renegade valet and creates all sorts of havoc before it is reclaimed by Jeeves. I was thinking that if such a thing really existed today, how the news channels will be slavering after it!

    Trivia:It is in this novel that we hear Jeeves's first name for the first and last time.

  4. says:

    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 Wodehousian and revel in the man’s comedic genius. I have read numerous books by the great man and all, to one degree or another, are a delight.

    "Much Obliged, Jeeves” contains all the familiar tropes but is no less entrancing for that. Wooster blunders around, narrowly avoiding engagements that threaten his bachelor lifestyle whilst Jeeves dispenses his learning, bon mots and quiet wit, whilst simultaneously ensuring his master’s mishaps are quietly and efficiently solved.

    How P.G. Wodehouse maintained his supreme level of quality is one of the great mysteries, however, even at the tail end of the Jeeves and Wooster series, he kept the magic to the now familiar levels of brilliance.

    Suffice it to say that, if you don’t know why so many people worship at the comedic altar of PGW, this novel will reveal all.

    4/5

  5. says:

    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 the same. If you like any of the Jeeves books you'll like this one; if you do not like the Jeeves books, check your pulse. Are you dead? I can think of no other explanation.

  6. says:

    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 Jeeves is much like the next…and it’s true that Wodehouse has only “rearranged the furniture” among a limited number of plot elements to wit:
    Wooster is requested to do what turns out to be an impossible favor for a chum
    Wooster is stuck with an impossible relative
    Wooster finds himself about to marry an impossible woman
    And…………eventually Jeeves is there to guide him through the minefield

    It’s the journey, full of upper-class twits; hilarious names and nick-names; wonderful quotes and literary references; and, always, Bertie’s self-confident, yet illogical, reasoning.

    This is one of Wodehouse’s last efforts but it still hits the mark. Much obliged, P.G.

  7. says:

    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. Amidst all this Jeeves feels responsible when the Junior Ganymede book of secrets fall in wrong hands.

    With the typical atypical muddle that are characteristic of Bertie and Jeeves and featuring a near all star cast, this book written by PGW in his 90s is a riot.

    Loved it!

  8. says:

    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 laborious. In many parts I couldn't shake off a slightly depressing feeling akin to watching my favorite cricketer past his prime and struggling to put bat on ball. Nevertheless it was great fun being among Bertie and co after long, for a change at the Ganymede club instead of the Drones, and it was a good relaxing read. Apparently even a half-good Wodehouse is still good enough for a potent de-stressing potion.

    P.S. - Super-like to this cover from HarperCollins!

  9. says:

    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: 9780099513964) I had to look for the added tidbit. Here it is:

    “…For I may hope, may I not, sir, that you will allow me to remain permanently in your service?”
    “You may indeed, Jeeves. It often beats me, though, why with your superlative gifts you should want to.”
    “There is a tie that binds, sir.”
    “A what that whats?”
    “A tie that binds, sir.”
    “Then heaven bless it, and may it continue to bind indefinitely. Fate’s happenstance may oft win more than toil, as the fellow said.”
    “What fellow would that be, sir? Thoreau?”
    “No, me.”
    “Sir?”
    “A little thing of my own. I don’t know what it means, but you can take it as coming straight from the heart.”
    “Very good, sir.”

  10. says:

    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~

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