Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel that focuses on Jeeves’s attempts to deal with the chaos caused by Bertie’s wrong advice.
Summary Of The Book
Right Ho, Jeeves is the sequel to the novel, Thank You, Jeeves, featuring a number of famous Wodehouse characters. The plot of the book is set mostly in Brinkley Court, which is Aunt Dahlia’s home. Bertie comes back to London, after spending several weeks at Cannes with his aunt Dahlia, and Angela, her daughter. Jeeves had been advising Gussie, Bertie’s old school friend, who was too shy to speak to his love, Madeline. Madeline is a friend of Angela, and decides to stay for a while at Brinkley Court.
Bertie has been requested to deliver the school prizes at the local grammar school at Brinkley Court, and is terrified about doing so. He then urges Gussie to take his place to distribute the prizes, and woo Madeline as well. On receiving the news about Angela’s broken engagement, he decides to visit Brinkley Court to comfort his aunt. Aunt Dahlia is not only worried about her daughter’s broken engagement, but also the fact that she lost 500 pounds while gambling at Cannes. She is then disgusted at the thought of asking her miserly husband Tom for the money. Bertie then offers advice to Tuppy to win back Angela, Gussie to win over Madeline, and Aunt Dahlia to get her money back.
When Bertie tries to plead Gussie’s case, Madeline thinks that he’s asking for her hand in marriage, which she refuses as she said that she loved someone else. She then describes the man, who Bertie knew was Gussie. Even after being pushed into speaking to Madeline, Gussie is yet too timid. Bertie then tries making Gussie a bit bold by making him drink some alcohol without his knowledge. Things go wrong when Gussie overdoes it with the alcohol, and proposes to Madeline, but gives a drunken speech to the grammar school. This causes Madeline to break the engagement, and then Gussie proposes to Angela, who accepts in order to anger Tuppy.
Certain parts of this book, Right Ho, Jeeves, had also been adapted into episodes of Jeeves and Wooster, which was a TV series.
About P. G. Wodehouse
P. G. Wodehouse was a renowned author, playwright, and poet.
Apart from this book, Wodehouse has written The Inimitable Jeeves, Wodehouse At The Wicket, Leave It To Psmith, and Blandings Castle And Elsewhere.
Wodehouse was born on the 15th of October, 1881, in England, UK. He studied at Dulwich College, where he excelled in academics as well as sports. He was also responsible for editing the college magazine, The Alleynian. After that, his father fetched him a job at Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. He was never interested in banking, which made him work part-time at The Globe, contributing to a comic column. He married Ethel Wayman in 1914. Wodehouse had written 15 plays and 250 lyrics for 30 musical comedies. He passed away on the 14th of February, 1975.
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