Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia. It was first published in the United Kingdom on October 5, 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on October 15, 1934 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, under the title Brinkley Manor. Before being published ...
Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia. It was first published in the United Kingdom on October 5, 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on October 15, 1934 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, under the title Brinkley Manor. Before being published as a book, it had been sold to the Saturday Evening Post, in which it appeared in serial form from December 23, 1933 to January 27, 1934, and in England in Grand Magazine from April to September 1934. Wodehouse had already started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read. 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 pre-war 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 modern writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith 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.
Good. No Jacket. 312 pages (complete). First edition of the second Jeeves novel. This was dedicated to Raymond Needham KC. Wodehouse was often sought by tax authorities both in the United Kingdom and the United States. Indeed, he sought unwise tax exile in France later in the thirties. Needham successfully defended him in a tax case brought by the British taxman. This is a comfortable, if somewhat aging copy. The boards are a little dishevelled. They have wear, scuffing, marks. Nonetheless, they are sound and steady. The contents are foxed. The pages are comfortable, contented, mildly aging, engaging, still eager. fk.
8vo., First Edition, free endpapers lightly browned; handsomely bound in red full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 8pp publisher's catalogue at end. The second Bertie and Jeeves. Among many highlights is the priceless depiction of an inebriated Gussie presenting the prices. A true classic. VERY SCARCE. Connolly 63; Jasen 52.
Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. Abby dustjacket art. Scarce Wodehouse title featuring Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. Very Good but for soiling to cloth, boards just showing at lower cover corners, contemporary ownership address at front and rear pastedown, in attractive Very Good plus dustjacket, light wear to edges and occasional nicks.
How many books make you laugh out loud today.
Wodehouse's books contain some of the broadest, most imaginative and most enjoyable imagery and his original use of simile is unique.
If you have never read Wodehouse you are missing a treat. You will have to search hard to find his equal anywhere else in the whole of English literature."
May 17, 2007
Do you know any other author who could so intricately weave the life of newts and a temperamental french chef into a love story set in the English countryside? Wodehouse was a magician. Right Ho Jeeves was my first foray into the rarified atmosphere of sublimely crafted Wodehouse humour. Although set in a time many decades ago, the story is like a time capsule, merth is liberated with the turning of each page. Its a cracker and you'll be hooked on Wodehouse. I've have bought and read two more of his books within three weeks.
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