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Thank You, Jeeves was first published in 1934. It revolves around Reginald Jeeves, who is a valet to the narrator, an English gentleman named Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster. In the Jeeves novel series, these two characters have recurring roles. The valet usually helps his master get out of sticky situations.
Hilariously funny, Thank You, Jeeves describes how Bertie starts learning to play the banjolele. Frustrated by the noise made by his master's attempt at playing the instrument, Jeeves quits his job. He starts working for Lord "Chuffy" Chuffnell, who is an old friend of Bertie.
An American millionaire named J. Washburn Stoker decides to buy Chuffy's manor. Stoker's daughter Pauline is Bertie's ex-fiancee, and Chuffy has now fallen in love with her. Bertie decides to help him. However, Stoker is convinced that his daughter will try to elope with Bertie, so he locks her up on his yacht. She escapes, and reaches Bertie's house, where she spends the night. Now angry, Stoker decides to lock up Bertie. Where does this leave Chuffy? Thank You, Jeeves goes on to tell the funny tale of these interesting characters. Will Jeeves, who has promised himself to never work for a married man, come back to work for Bertie?
Reginald Jeeves has been featured in stories of Wodehouse for 59 years. This is the longest time period that any character in literature has been written about by the original author. Bertie has been the narrator of thirty short stories, and ten novels. Thank You, Jeeves has been adapted into a TV series titled Jeeves and Wooster, starring the renowned Hugh Laurie, and Stephen Fry.
This edition was published in 2008 by Random House.
About P. G. Wodehouse
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, born in 1881, was a British humorist, writer, lyricist, and playwright. Wodehouse has written nearly a hundred books. He has also penned down poems, plays, lyrics for songs, and even journalism articles. He is the creator of famous characters like Ukridge, Mr Mulliner, and Uncle Fred. Some of his works include The Code Of The Woosters, Something Fresh, Weekend Wodehouse, and The Small Bachelor.
The author was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) at the age of 93, in the year 1975. He passed away a few weeks later. He studied at the Dulwich College, and then worked for two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC). He then decided to become a full-time writer.