PHILIP DOSSICK

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My Man Jeeves

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My Man Jeeves

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“I was so darned sorry for poor old Corky that I hadn’t the heart to touch my breakfast. I told Jeeves to drink it himself.”

Who can ever forget our timeless and beloved gentleman's personal gentleman, Jeeves, forever coming to the rescue when the hapless Bertie Wooster gets into trouble?

Bertie Wooster is an amiable but not terribly bright English gentleman. (As he says, “I’m a bit short on brain myself; the old bean would appear to have been constructed more for ornament than for use, don’t you know”).

His “man,” Jeeves, is the quintessential unobtrusive English valet with not only “genius for preserving a trouser-crease,” but also a penchant for solving the various problems of Bertie and his friends.

My Man Jeeves was created for anyone with a taste for pithy buffoonery, moronic misunderstandings, and aristocratic slapstick.

 

P.G. WODEHOUSE 1881–1975) was an English author whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, humorous verses, poems, song lyrics, and magazine articles. He enjoyed enormous popular success during a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and more recently by Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, J. K. Rowling, and John Le Carré.

 

"Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale."

 —Evelyn Waugh

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