Carry On, Jeeves is an anthology of ten short stories, some previously published in the Saturday Evening Post and a few rewritten versions from the My Man Jeeves collection. It is considered to be a part of the Jeeves canon.
Summary Of The Book
Carry On, Jeeves is a classic collection of stories primarily about Jeeves and Wooster. Many of the stories are set in New York and feature the author’s regular characters like Anatole, Aunt Dahlia, Bingo Little and Sir Roderick Glossop. Some of the stories that appear in this collection are Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg, Jeeves Takes Charge, Clustering Round Young Bingo, The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy and Bertie Changes His Mind.
Jeeves Takes Charge introduces the reader to Jeeves and his arrival into Bertie Wooster’s life. He is employed as a replacement to Wooster’s previous valet who was caught thieving. The story also features Lady Florence Craye and briefly introduces the reader to Blandings Castle and Lord Emsworth. His very first task, once he takes charge of the Wooster household, is to come up with a cure for Bertie’s horrible hangover.
He concocts a mixture of Worcester Sauce, raw egg and red pepper and coaxes him to give it a try adding that other men have found it be very refreshing after a late evening. This sets the stage for one of the sharpest, funniest and touching partnerships ever seen in the history of English literature.
About P. G. Wodehouse
P. G. Wodehouse was an English writer, playwright, humorist and lyricist.
He has penned novels like Laughing Gas, The Code Of The Woosters, Something Fresh and Pigs Have Wings.
His writing style is characterised by a blend of contemporary London clubroom slang interspersed with an elegant and classically-informed drawing-room English.
Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881. He wrote around 250 lyrics for musicals and also wrote 15 plays. He completed his education from Dulwich College. After a two year stint working at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, he shifted his focus to full-time writing. In 1975, he was conferred knighthood at the age of 93. He died on 14 February, 1975.
Review on Carry On, Jeeves
Certified Buyer, Kolkata
Excellent... love this series