Carry On, Jeeves

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Carry On, Jeeves
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First edition
Author P. G. Wodehouse
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Jeeves
Genre Comedy
Publisher Herbert Jenkins
Publication date
9 October 1925
Preceded by The Inimitable Jeeves
Followed by Very Good, Jeeves

Carry On, Jeeves is a collection of ten short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on 9 October 1925 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 7 October 1927 by George H. Doran, New York.[1] Many of the stories had previously appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, and some were rewritten versions of stories in the collection My Man Jeeves (1919). The book is considered part of the Jeeves canon.

The first story in the book, "Jeeves Takes Charge", describes Jeeves' arrival in his master's life, as a replacement for Wooster's previous, thieving valet, and features Lady Florence Craye, as well as a passing mention of Lord Emsworth and Blandings Castle.

Several of the other stories are set in New York, and the book includes appearances by regular characters Bingo Little, Aunt Dahlia, Anatole, and Sir Roderick Glossop.

Contents[edit]

  • "Jeeves Takes Charge" — Bertie hires Jeeves for the first time, and Bertie’s fiancée Florence Craye wants Bertie to destroy his uncle’s memoirs.
  • "The Artistic Career of Corky" — Corky, a struggling artist who relies on his uncle, is afraid his uncle won’t approve of his fiancée. Jeeves suggests a plan involving books about birds.
  • "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest" — Bertie is told to look after Motty, the sheltered son of a friend of Aunt Agatha’s, and keep him out of trouble. Motty, however, wants to make the most of his time in New York.
  • "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg" — Bicky, one of Bertie’s friends, has lied to his uncle about his wealth and is in trouble when his miserly uncle comes to visit. Jeeves suggests a plan involving a convention of gentlemen from Birdsburg, Missouri.
  • "The Aunt and the Sluggard — Bertie’s friend Rocky, a poet who lives quietly in the country, is troubled when his aunt tells him to go to parties and clubs in New York and write her letters about it.
  • "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy" — Biffy, who is forgetful, can’t remember the surname or address of the woman he loves. After he ends up unhappily engaged to Honoria Glossop instead, he goes to Bertie for help.
  • "Without the Option" — Sippy, who is financially dependent on his aunt, is expected to stay with his aunt’s ghastly friends. After Bertie inadvertently gets Sippy stuck in prison, Bertie must take Sippy’s place.
  • "Fixing it for Freddie" — After Freddie Bullivant is rejected by his fiancée Elizabeth Vickers, Bertie invites him to Marvis Bay. Bertie gets an idea to reconcile the two when he sees Elizabeth playing with a child on the beach.
  • "Clustering Round Young Bingo" — Bingo Little's wife wants a new housemaid, Aunt Dahlia wants a new cook, and Bingo Little wants his wife's article suppressed. Bertie tries to sort everything out with help from Jeeves.
  • "Bertie Changes His Mind" — After Bertie expresses interest in taking in his three nieces, Jeeves, who is against this idea, arranges for Bertie to give a speech to an audience of young girls.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, pp. 47-49. ISBN 087008125X

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