Books in Brief: The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

THE TITLE: The Inimitable Jeeves (1923)

THE AUTHOR: P.G Wodehouse, an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century.

THE BRIEF: 11 connected short stories following the comical, English-upper class adventures of Bertie Wooster and his trusted butler Jeeves. Like an old British sitcom in book form.

THE FIRST PAGE: "Morning, Jeeves,' I said. "Good morning, sir," said Jeeves. He put the good old cup of tea softly on the table by my bed, and I took a refreshing sip. Just right, as usual. Not too hot, not too sweet, not too weak, not too strong, not too much milk, and not a drop spilled in the saucer. A most amazing, cove, Jeeves... Every other valet I've ever had used to barge into my room in the morning while I was still asleep, causing much misery: but Jeeves seems to know when I'm awake by sort of telepathy. He always floats in with the cup exactly two minutes after I come to life. Makes a deuce of a lot of difference to a fellow's day."


Stephen Fry: "You don't analyze such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour." 

Evelyn Waugh: "Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in."