Anyone who involves himself with Roberta Wickham is asking for trouble, so naturally Bertie Wooster finds himself in just that situation when he. Buy Jeeves in the Offing: (Jeeves & Wooster) by P.G. Wodehouse from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and. P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in and in became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career.
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Showing of 56 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It is indeed a glaring omission that no comprehensive, annotated version of the Jeeves and Wooster canon exists. Devotees of Wodehouse’s greatest works have to cobble together their Jeeves and Wooster collections as best they may, with considerable duplication along the way.
That said, this volume was a step in the right direction: Only the very first is missing, and in that story Jeeves has not yet become the character we know and love, so it is a bit apocryphal, in a sense. In any event, the tale in question, “Extricating Young Gussie”  is in the public domain and available via Project Gutenberg, so you can print it out and slip it into your copy of this book, as I have done. While we wait for better things, this is an invaluable addition to the library of any fan of Bertie Wooster and his irrepressible valet.
If you can find a copy of this book, buy it; you won’t be sorry.
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Audible Audiobook Verified Purchase. If you have been reading the Thf Cecil renditions of Bertie Wooster – you will be sadly disappointed with Ian Carmichael’s version. First – for the American listener – Ian is very difficult to understand. Second, the Jeeves stories are farce. Carmichael has Bertie and Aunt Daphne both speak as if everything they say is truly well-thought out. Since Cecil died inwe will never have the full series narrated by him.
But please – someone must try to copy his style. He’s an amiable enough fellow and while not too bright, is smart enough to avoid creating trouble; unfortunately, trouble always comes to him, jjeeves through friends and relatives.
Fortunately, he has the ultimate butler, Jeeves, who is able to extricate Wooster from his problems and resolve all the messes. In Jeeves in the Offing, Bertie is yet again in the soup and it will require Jeeves to ladle him out.
This tale opens with Bertie entertaining his old friend “Kipper” Herring; Bertie and Kipper once attended Malvern House, a private school run by the rather totalitarian Aubrey Upjohn. That was years earlier, but the man still gives them nightmares. Offig Jeeves is getting ready to set off on his vacation, Bertie gets an invitation by his favorite relative, Aunt Dahlia, to stay at her home. Bertie, knowing he will be Jeeves-less for a while, decides to go and take advantage of Dahlia’s top-notch chef, Anatole.
Bertie, however, will not be alone at Brinkley Court. Also visiting is Bobbie Wickham, a flighty young lady who has previously rejected Bertie’s marriage proposals.
That doesn’t stop her from announcing their engagement as part of a ploy to make her parents accept her true fiance Kipper who doesn’t know of the plan.
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Bertie’s occasional nemesis Roderick Glossop, the esteemed brain specialist, is there in the guise of a butler to observe Willie Cream attending with his mystery writing mothera potential deadbeat who is courting Dahlia’s goddaughter, Phyllis.
Finally, we have Phyllis’s step-father, Aubrey Upjohn himself. Between Bobbie’s schemes and Glossop’s undercover work, complications ensue especially when the notorious silver cow creamer goes missingand Bertie is caught in the middle, requiring eventual intervention from Jeeves. This is not the best Jeeves and Wooster story, but it is still fun to read.
Occasionally, Bertie’s narration is a bit too over-the-top even for him, but usually it is as delightful as always. Jeeves’s absence for much of the book, however, may be necessary for the plot but still leaves the tale a little emptier.
Wodehouse was such a fantastic and prolific writer, his stories always entertain. These are some of the best–in my opinion, the best! Although I have read these stories before, they are always fun to read again. This collection should provide the Wodehouse fan with many hours of pleasurable reading and provide the impetus to read further stories of his. I have not read any of his Blandings stories, yet. This book is a classic and should grace the shelf of any connoisseur of British literature.
One person found this helpful. Audio CD Verified Purchase. I love the recording — another classic by the great humorist P. As most of the Jeeves recordings, I laugh out loud and I am able to listen to the story over and over, picking up new little humorous aspects each time. Carmichael is not my favorite reader, I prefer Martin Jarvis or Johnathan Cecil, however the recording is still enjoyable. Carmichael gives Bertie an interesting stammer, and does certain voices really well.
Please note however that this recording by Audiogo with a new title is the same recording released earlier by Audio Editions as How Right You Are Jeeves. I have enjoyed the books of P. Wodehouse for nearly 40 years, and yet have not read them all. I spotted this title, which I did not recognize, offered at a good price and ordered it.
Jeeves in the Offing : (Jeeves & Wooster)
Turns out I owned the book under a different title. I can’t imagine why publishers would do that other than to trick people like me into buying the same book twice.
Anyhow, it’s a great piece of classic Wodehouse story-telling, and by whatever title, well worth reading. A great compilation of most of the Jeeves and Wooster stories. Well written and keeps you jeevee and laughing. Perfect for reading when you’re in need of some major funny! See all 56 reviews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
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