The odds are stacked against Chuffy when he falls head over heels for American heiress Pauline Stoker Who better to help him win her over but Jeeves, the perfect gentleman s gentleman But when Bertie, Pauline s ex fiance finds himself caught up in the fray, much to his consternation, even Jeeves struggles to get Chuffy his fairy tale ending


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  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT FROM THE READ YOURSELF HAPPY FOUNDATION Are you feeling sad, depressed, not quite yourself Did your youngest child decide to make paper airplanes out of the pages of your 1st Edition copy of Lord of the Rings Did the brilliantly astute network asshats cancel your favorite television show in favor of a 22 part documentary on the Brittany Spears Comeback Tour hosted by Paula Abdul Did the video of the unfortunate incident at your office picnic re THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT FROM THE READ YOURSELF HAPPY FOUNDATION Are you feeling sad, depressed, not quite yourself Did your youngest child decide to make paper airplanes out of the pages of your 1st Edition copy of Lord of the Rings Did the brilliantly astute network asshats cancel your favorite television show in favor of a 22 part documentary on the Brittany Spears Comeback Tour hosted by Paula Abdul Did the video of the unfortunate incident at your office picnic recently make 1 Most Watched on Youtube Well put down that whiskey bottle and the oxycontin and unload the shotgun because we at the Read Yourself Happy Foundation RYHF have a solution Guaranteed to perk you up like a percocet muffin and a happy ending and bring baskets of bliss back to your brain After a good hour of whiskey drinking and oxycontinmarket research, RYHF has put together the Jeeves, That s Funny Happy Package which we are making available to you, the public, for the first and possibly last time depending on how well our new and improved ShakeWeight Lotion Dispenser idea sells For the low, low introductory price of ONLY 29.95, we will send you the Jeeves, That s Funny Happy Package which includes ALL of the following 1 A used copy of Thank You, Jeeves by P.G Wodehouse,2 An almost new book mark, and 3 A personalized thank you card from RYHF I know what you re thinking, all that forONLY 29.95 Sound too good to be true Well here s what some actual customers are saying about the Jeeves, That s Funny Happy Package Customer 1 Thank you, Jeeves is the definition of a feel good read Bertie Wooster, the well intentioned but crisis prone British Gentleman, and his faithful valet Jeeves have a falling out over Bertie s refusal to desist from playing his banjolele Irritated over the loss of Jeeves, Bertie goes to stay at a friend s country cottage and a complicated and HILARIOUS series of events transpire The dialogue is quick, crisp, dry and quintessentially British and will keep a smile on your face throughout A classic of comedy literature Customer 2 The Jeeves, That s Funny Happy Package is the greatest thing since Doc Bottoms Aspray and I use it almost as much After working out with my ShakeWeight, I love to Slap Chop some veggies, curl up in my Snuggie and read Thank You, Jeeves and for just a little while, forget about my failed hopes and dreams Customer 3 Being a crack whore keeps me very busy and doesn t leave me a lot of time for book shopping The Jeeves, That s Funny Happy Package was the perfect opportunity for me to get a great book and the guys at the RYHF were nice enough to work with me on flexible payment arrangements Thanks RYHF BUT WAIT, THERE S MORE If you act now, RYHF will send an additional copy of Thank you, Jeeves ABSOLUTELY FREE You will not find a better offer unless you look so don t waste time Call today and soon you ll be LAUGHING away the blues Act now while supplies last Supplies limited Terms subject to change without notice This offer not available in states with consumer protection statutes RYHF reserves the right to keep your money and suspend activities at any time if it determines that such action would be awesome and the RYHF believes that it can get away with it Not a Guarantee Paid actors used as spokesmen and not actual customers except the crack whore An additional shipping and handling charge of 29.95 will apply


  2. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    Bertram Bertie Wooster is part of the English idle rich, don t you wish you were too Set during the bleak Great Depression of the 1930 s, these dark aspects are unseen by the clueless gentleman that strangely gives it charm Most of his friends are members of the notorious Drones Club in London and hardly notice the bad economic conditions either, such a bunch of nincompoops the world would be hard to find any He has a valet Jeeves, much smarter than his boss and for that matter his Bertram Bertie Wooster is part of the English idle rich, don t you wish you were too Set during the bleak Great Depression of the 1930 s, these dark aspects are unseen by the clueless gentleman that strangely gives it charm Most of his friends are members of the notorious Drones Club in London and hardly notice the bad economic conditions either, such a bunch of nincompoops the world would be hard to find any He has a valet Jeeves, much smarter than his boss and for that matter his friends That comes in handy, as Jeeves is always getting them out of trouble, with small assistance from his employer The big mystery is why such an obvious genius remains, I know times are tough yet with the constant harassment and never ending turmoil but maybe this will change The often engaged but never married Bertie, finally drives poor Jeeves out, by Wooster s incessant banjo playing excruciating caterwauling which would raise the dead even butlers have limits Leaving the noisy city and going to live in a quiet country cottage by the sea, where there are no neighbors to complain about, shall we say Bertie s not a very expert performer, being kind The silly Lord Chuffy Chuffnell the landlord and one of Wooster s numerous Oxford friends, needs help, plenty of it Miss Pauline Stoker , Bertie s ex fiancee for two days and new love of Chuffy s , the lord doesn t know about their past peccadilloes and Bertie can keep a secret, is visiting here, yes trouble will commence shortly Her wealthy American father has brought his little yacht, to keep an eye on the pretty but fickle athletic daughter , Jeeves new employer is you guessed it Lord Chuffnell The fun begins with the eccentric Bertie the poor are called crazy and his new mysterious valet Brinkley, cause the local police the two of them , many headaches migraines if truth be told The forever calm Jeeves will have to use all his wisdom to eliminate the misunderstandings , for a hopeful, proper and acceptable ending This is England.after all..A delightful amusing romp into the mythical lives of the very well to do, there adventures, problems and mishaps admittedly not serious, compared to us, still quite entertaining as written by the incomparable Mr excuse me, Sir P.G Pelham Grenville Wodehouse even his name brings a smile to the reader


  3. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    A guy told his friend, Can you imagine the nerve of my neighbor He was knocking on my wall non stop at midnight Luckily I was not asleep at the time I was playing trombone.The joke above is very appropriate as the book starts with Bertie Wooster trying to learn to play banjo Not surprisingly the result was his neighbors complaining see the joke above some people have no appreciation for music and his landlord kicking the poor guy out of his flat Bertie decided to go to a countryside wh A guy told his friend, Can you imagine the nerve of my neighbor He was knocking on my wall non stop at midnight Luckily I was not asleep at the time I was playing trombone.The joke above is very appropriate as the book starts with Bertie Wooster trying to learn to play banjo Not surprisingly the result was his neighbors complaining see the joke above some people have no appreciation for music and his landlord kicking the poor guy out of his flat Bertie decided to go to a countryside where neighbors are far enough to endure his attempts at torturing both banjo and listeners Here came the biggest Bertie s problem Jeeves decided he did not like countryside, especially with music provided by Bertie, so he quit In search of a vacant countryside house Bertie stumbled upon his childhood friend Chuffy The latter provided a house, but a complications arose Chuffy was madly in love with Pauline Stoker, an American whose father just inherited several million dollars Pauline happened to be Bertie s ex fiance so our hero decided to help the couple to get along He meddled and the result was the usual unmanageable mess of affairsI mean, if you re asking a fellow to come out of a room so that you can dismember him with a carving knife, it s absurd to tack a sir on to every sentence The two things don t go together Only this time there was no Jeeves to help untangle it Luckily not all was lost as Chuffy snatched Jeeves the moment he became unemployed The biggest problem with the book I found Bertie sans Jeeves does not work Sure, his outlook at life is refreshing and always amusing, but it takes a cool character like Jeeves to counterbalance him and create outrageously funny situations I found almost none here In my humble opinion if you discount the initial short stories with the pair, the book was the lest funny of the series so far 3 stars is as high as I am going to give Please take a note that for some people the book could appear to have racist undertones as it has several white people blacken their faces to pass for a people of different race To this I can only say, Hey, if it was OK and good for a modern Canadian Prime Minister it should definitely present no problem for a book written almost 100 years ago Case dismissed


  4. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    Jeeves and Wooster break up after Jeeves lays down an ultimatum and Bertie chooses his banjolele over his manservant Hilarity ensues.The 2011 2012 re readAfter Jeeves and Wooster have a spat over a banjolele, Jeeves leaves Wooster for Lord Chuffnel, who is enad with Bertie s ex fiancee, Pauline Stoker Complicating matters are Stoker s dad, a millionaire who wants to buy Chuffnel s mansion, and Chuffy s, who is being pursued by Wooster s old nemesis, Sir Roderick Glossop When Bertie win Jeeves and Wooster break up after Jeeves lays down an ultimatum and Bertie chooses his banjolele over his manservant Hilarity ensues.The 2011 2012 re readAfter Jeeves and Wooster have a spat over a banjolele, Jeeves leaves Wooster for Lord Chuffnel, who is enad with Bertie s ex fiancee, Pauline Stoker Complicating matters are Stoker s dad, a millionaire who wants to buy Chuffnel s mansion, and Chuffy s, who is being pursued by Wooster s old nemesis, Sir Roderick Glossop When Bertie winds up engaged to Pauline instead of Chuffy, can even Jeeves set things right After so many books, I m almost at a loss at trying to convey the awesomeness of P.G Wodehouse in words He moves the characters through the various scenes like a puppet master While this is the first Jeeves novel, it s by no means the genius butler s first outing I d forgotten how much history there was between Bertie and Sir Roderick Glossop, renowned nerve specialist, prior to this book The supporting cast did a good job driving the story, from the Stokers to the Chuffnels to Brinkley, the replacement Jeeves Little Seabury and his protection racket cracked me up Things are not as perfect as they would later become in the Jeeves books Today s readers may find Bertie and Glossop being in blackface for a good portion of the story and the casual use of the n word is sure to offend Since this was the first full length Jeeves outing, it feels like old Plum was still working some of the bugs out.Still, it s still a great story So many lines of quotable dialogue and hilarious situations Even though you can see a lot of them coming, it doesn t lessen the impact As usual, it was a joy to watch Wodehouse do what he does best.I enjoyed revisiting Thank You, Jeeves, with the Wodehouse Cracks Me Up group and am excited about reading the other eight this year


  5. Anne Anne says:

    Not everyone appreciates the banjolele Sadly for Bertie Wooster, Jeeves is among those who are quite fed up with his newest hobby After getting hit with a noise complaint from his neighbors and being deserted by his butler, Bertie heads out to the country to continue to strum his instrument.Of course, everything happens to make that utterly impossible as he gets caught up in one hysterical mishap after another This is one of the funnier Jeeves titles and definitely worth reading is you re a f Not everyone appreciates the banjolele Sadly for Bertie Wooster, Jeeves is among those who are quite fed up with his newest hobby After getting hit with a noise complaint from his neighbors and being deserted by his butler, Bertie heads out to the country to continue to strum his instrument.Of course, everything happens to make that utterly impossible as he gets caught up in one hysterical mishap after another This is one of the funnier Jeeves titles and definitely worth reading is you re a fan of Wodehouse, or even just looking for a humorous book.BUT.I do feel that you should be warned that there s a fair bit of really cringy shit in this one that kind of puts the brakes on the funny for a good bit while you try to recover from the shock of the causal racism I mean, if you read a lot of older novels, you ll be pretty well used to quite a lot of it.You don t have to like it to admit that it just pops up everywhere.But between the N word, the whole escape plan hinging on blackface, and the maids screaming fainting when they saw Bertie And just the simple idea people were so stupid to think that some English dude who has shoe polish or whatever on their face could actually pass for someone of a different ethnicity It was so insulting And it just went on forever.Now, maybe the author was trying to use this as a way to show how ridiculous people could act over something as simple as skin color Bertie was the same person underneath it all, but he garnered very different reactions when he pulled his little switcheroo Unfortunately, Wodehouse is dead, so it s not like we can ask him And as much as I hate to admit it, this is still a hilarious storyThis would actually be a 5 star book without all the weird racism, but it seriously put a damper on my enjoyment, so I gotta knock off a star even if Wodehouse didn t realize what he was doing.Recommended for Wodehouse fans and Bertie Jeeves addicts.Jonathan Cecil Narrator


  6. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    More tales of woe for Bertie Wooster, but this time he s on his own with no Jeeves to get him out of the soup Perhaps that s why I felt this volume though probably as good as the rest didn t quite resonate the way others have Wooster without Jeeves is like Laurel without Hardy, Abbot sans Costello The reason these books work is that they are a duo, they play off of one another Wooster needs Jeeves, and in a way, Jeeves needs Woosterat least for comedic purposes But the good thing abo More tales of woe for Bertie Wooster, but this time he s on his own with no Jeeves to get him out of the soup Perhaps that s why I felt this volume though probably as good as the rest didn t quite resonate the way others have Wooster without Jeeves is like Laurel without Hardy, Abbot sans Costello The reason these books work is that they are a duo, they play off of one another Wooster needs Jeeves, and in a way, Jeeves needs Woosterat least for comedic purposes But the good thing about reading Wodehouse is that it s like watching a rerun of an old favorite tv show You can anticipate all the jokes, but you laugh anyway So although the usual winning formula goes a bit cockeyed in Thank You, Jeeves there s still enough Wodehouse isms to keep his fans happy


  7. Amanda Amanda says:

    For the past couple of years, the name P G Wodehouse kept popping up in interviews and articles about some of my favorite people most notably Hugh Laurie and Neil Gaiman, among others They praised him as THE master of British comedy Since I admittedly like my comedy British, I decided it was time to give Wodehouse a try The thing with Wodehouse is that he creeps up on you During the first few chapters, I thought, What s all the fuss about There is some admittedly clever language and t For the past couple of years, the name P G Wodehouse kept popping up in interviews and articles about some of my favorite people most notably Hugh Laurie and Neil Gaiman, among others They praised him as THE master of British comedy Since I admittedly like my comedy British, I decided it was time to give Wodehouse a try The thing with Wodehouse is that he creeps up on you During the first few chapters, I thought, What s all the fuss about There is some admittedly clever language and the strange turn of phrase, but nothing laugh out loud hilarious In true Wooster fashion, I thought, Everyone who loves this man must have gone potty They re seriously off their onion What a rummy bit of business this is And then it happened a smile here, a titter there, a giggle, and then laugh out loud hilarity Particularly hilarious are Wooster s attempts to go to sleep while being constantly awakened by the far too diligent local lawmen, Jeeves plan to smuggle Wooster off the yacht where he s being held captive which results in Wooster spending a good portion of the book in black face , the quest for slabs of butter, and the maniacal replacement for Jeeves who quit Wooster s employ because of his disdain for the banjolele Many of the jokes aren t subtle in that you know exactly how one event leads to the creation of a particularly vexing problem for our man Wooster However, that doesn t rob the book of its fun as the anticipation of the event lends itself to a certain joyful giddiness when the events do indeed come to pass.Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder


  8. Martin Martin says:

    For gentle humor you can t beat Jeeves and Wooster in this novel sized story P.C Warning Contains non P.C language Such great recall Jeeves, I recollect saying, on returning to the apartment, who was the fellow who on looking at something felt like somebody looking at something I learned the passage at school, but it has escaped me I fancy the individual you have in mind, sir, is the poet Keats, who compared his emotions on first reading Chapman s Homer to those of stout Cortez when wit For gentle humor you can t beat Jeeves and Wooster in this novel sized story P.C Warning Contains non P.C language Such great recall Jeeves, I recollect saying, on returning to the apartment, who was the fellow who on looking at something felt like somebody looking at something I learned the passage at school, but it has escaped me I fancy the individual you have in mind, sir, is the poet Keats, who compared his emotions on first reading Chapman s Homer to those of stout Cortez when with eagle eyes he stared at the Pacific A small enemyLittle Seabury, a child who should have been strangled at birth I have no positive proof, but I have always been convinced that it was he who put the lizard in my bed the last time I stayed at the Hall His new valet longs for the revolutionOutwardly he was all respectfulness, but inwardly you could see that he was a man who was musing on the coming Social Revolution and looked on Bertram as a tyrant and an oppressor Yes, Brinkley, I shall dine out He said nothing, merely looking at me as if he were measuring me for my lamp post.He sighed slightly All this talk of my going to shows was distressing him What he really wanted was to see me sprinting down Park Lane with the mob after me with dripping knives Don t tell a lady to calm down Bertie Hallo Ever been hit over the head with a chair No Well, you soon may be I began to see she was in difficult mood Its the usual trope of who will marry whom with Bertie getting caught in the middle What are your views upon engagements, Mr Wooster Engagements Should they be short or long Well I prefer them short I feel that we had best put this wedding through as quickly as possible I shall have to find out how soon that is on this side I believe you cannot simply go to the nearest minister, as in my country There are formalities While these are being attended to, you will, of course, be my guest I m afraid I can t offer you the freedom of the boat, because you are a pretty slippery young gentleman and might suddenly remember a date elsewhere some unfortunate appointment which would necessitate your leaving But I shall do my best to make you comfortable in this room for the next few days By the end Bertie and all his companions are in a terrible muddle with business and marriage plans threatened with failure.And like a deus ex machina Jeeves enters and all is solved A most satisfactory ending.Enjoy


  9. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    9 10 In one of the scaliest threats to his bachelor state, our old acquaintance Bertram Wooster is left without the moral support of his dependable gentleman s gentleman Jeeves It all starts with a misunderstanding about a banjolele On one side, Bertie is convinced that assiduous practice makes perfect when learning to play his newest toy On the other, his neighbours have given him an ultimatum either he or his bajolele must go from his posh London residence Jeeves joins the ranks of the 9 10 In one of the scaliest threats to his bachelor state, our old acquaintance Bertram Wooster is left without the moral support of his dependable gentleman s gentleman Jeeves It all starts with a misunderstanding about a banjolele On one side, Bertie is convinced that assiduous practice makes perfect when learning to play his newest toy On the other, his neighbours have given him an ultimatum either he or his bajolele must go from his posh London residence Jeeves joins the ranks of the malcontents and hands in his resignation.Rather than give up his musical pursuits, Bertie Wooster stiffs the upper lip, releases Jeeves and chooses self exile to the countryside in Chuffnell Regis, the residential seat of his old school pal Chuffy , the fifth baron Chuffnell of Chuffnell Hall view spoiler and known only to his recent fiancee by his given name, Marmaduke hide spoiler.Instead of the peace and quiet he hoped for, Bertie finds himself thrown once again in the soup, this time courtesy of his own reckless behaviour rather than under the push of an imperious aunt As usual with P G Wodehouse, these troubles refer mostly to matters of the heart Something in the air surrounding these stately English manors makes peoplesuddenly begin to leap about like a lamb in the springtimeand contemplate marriage Chuffy has his eyes on the lovely Pauline Stoker, formerly briefly engaged to Bertie while on a visit to New York Chuffy s mother, the Lady Chuffnell feels the stirrings of a late spring when gazing into the eyes of Sir Roderick Glossop, another character familiar from past misadventures The scion of Chuffnell Hall, young blighted Seabury , plays an unlikely Cupid who prefers to make some money instead of firing arrows at loving heartsThings happen to guys that don t kick in their protection money, he said dreamily. After a couple of short story collections in the series I was well content to explore the kind of mayhem P G Wodehouse is capable of when using the longer form of narration The basic structure of the plot remains familiar, but the potential for trouble is multiplied tenfold, especially when you throw in a pair of heliotrope pyjamas, a furious father hellbent on a shotgun wedding, a replacement butler Brinkley with a fondness for strong drink and for starting the socialist revolution in the Wooster cottage, a double serving of boot polish aggravated by an unexpected penury of butter, a couple of earnest village coppers with a bad case of insomnia and a breakfast plate of kippered herrings that seem as hard to win as the South Pole I am trying to be as vague as possible mentioning the key ingredients of the farce without spoiling the actual events It seems like a case that can be solved only by the oversized brain of Jeeves, so lets hope he and Bertie deal with the banjolele issue before wedding bells start to ring for the young Wooster Thank You, Jeeves is an entertaining addition to the Jeeves Wooster canon, and I highly recommend it as the perfect companion to a rainy dayIt seems almost impossible, considering what the night life of Chuffnell Regis was like, but the next thing that woke me was not a girl leaping from under the bed, her father bounding in with blood in his eye, or a police sergeant playing ragtime on the knocker, but actually birds outside the window heralding in a new day endnotes Mr Wodehouse had me once again joyfully diving for the dictionary as he explores the less trodden paths of the English language to asseverate to affirm or declare positively or earnestly, to affirm positively zareba an improvised stockade constructed in parts of Africa especially of thorny bushesMore, please


  10. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    Sublime, splendid, superb in short, PG perfectionP.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 I read Thank You, Jeeves for my book group and, once I had started, I realised this was the third time I d read it It was like Sublime, splendid, superb in short, PG perfectionP.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 I read Thank You, Jeeves for my book group and, once I had started, I realised this was the third time I d read it It was like meeting an old and valued friend It is one of my favourites sublime, splendid, superb in short, PG perfection.I chuckled, I laughed and I even guffawed Upon finishing this wonderful book, I discovered that this is the first of the Jeeves and Wooster novels Up until the publication of this novel, the characters had only appeared in short stories A rift between Jeeves and Wooster separates our two heroes, Jeeves being unable to stand Bertie s latest craze the Banjolele who knew Banjos were known as Banjoleles and so tenders his resignation Lovelorn characters, a country house, buffoonery, and moronic misunderstandings are all present and correct The happy ending even bought a tear to my eye As is so often the case with books written in the early 20th century, the modern reader may look askance at some of the racial epithets that were acceptable at the time however, and whilst I do not for one moment excuse it, sadly it was socially acceptable back in 1934 That important point aside, I say again this is PG perfection.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.5 5