- Title: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves
- Author: P.G. Wodehouse
- ISBN: 9780743204101
- Page: 488
- Format: Hardcover
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse wrote than a hundred books and at least twenty film scripts, and he collaborated on than thirty plays and musical comedies with the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin Best known as the creator of Jeeves the impossibly wise, supremely well mannered gentleman s gentleman and Wooster his unflaggingly affSir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse wrote than a hundred books and at least twenty film scripts, and he collaborated on than thirty plays and musical comedies with the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin Best known as the creator of Jeeves the impossibly wise, supremely well mannered gentleman s gentleman and Wooster his unflaggingly affable but bumbling employer Wodehouse invokes the very British spirit of a bygone era in a gentle satire that, as Evelyn Waugh puts it, satisfies the most sophisticated taste and the simplest In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, fate conspires to draw Bertie Wooster back to Totleigh Towers, the site of an earlier ordeal that nearly landed our hero in prison and, worse still, in continuing danger of marriage to Madeline Bassett, the svelte and sadly syrupy daughter of the house Only one thing stands between Bertie and the dreaded state of matrimony, and that is his good friend Gussie Fink Nottle, lover of newts and Madeline Bassett So long as Gussie and Madeline continue to profess their undying love for each other, Bertie is safebut disaster looms when Gussie rebels at Madeline s attempt to turn him into a vegetarian Throw in the intrigues of Miss Stiffy Byng and her dog Bartholomew to gain the Reverend Stinker Pinker a vicarage, the renewed rivalry of art collectors Sir Watkyn Bassett and Bertie s Uncle Tom, and the irresistible cooking skills of American Emerald Stoker who happens to be the younger sister of Bertie s old friend Pauline, whom he also narrowly avoided marrying , and you have trouble of the sort that only Jeeves can mend.In other words, here is a classic version of one of the greatplots of the English language from the Master himself.
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Bertie Wooster is back at Totleigh Towers fighting off the threat of marriage with dippy Madeline Bassett in the charmingly delightful Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves. Good ol' school chum Gussie Fink-Nottle's engagement to Madeline is all that's saving Bertie from a future strapped to a sap. A forced vegetarian diet could tip the scales!(The horror is readily apparent all over newt fancier Fink-Nottle's map.)Stiffy Byng, Stinker Pinker, Sir Watkyn Bassett and a bevy of other recurring characters show u [...]
bbc/programmes/b007jqb0Description: Bertie Wooster vows that nothing will induce him to return to Totleigh Towers, lair of former magistrate Sir Watkyn Bassett. Apart from Sir Watkyn himself, the place is infested with his ghastly daughter Madeline and her admirer, would-be dictator Roderick Spode. But when his old friend 'Stinker' Pinker asks for Bertie's help, there is nothing for it but to buckle down and go there. His subsequent adventures involve a black statuette, a Brazilian explorer with [...]
P.G. Wodehouse’s ‘Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves’ was published on the 22nd of March, 1963. That’s the very day that The Beatles released their first album ‘Please, Please Me’, and exactly the same day John Profumo stood up in The Houses of Parliament to deny having relations with Christine Keener. It was the year Kim Philby fled to Moscow, the scandalous divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, Harold McMillan’s resignation, JFK’s assassination and the first broadcast of ‘Doctor Wh [...]
This is my seventh book in the Jeeves series, and I'd have to count this as my most memorable, perhaps matched only by Right Ho, Jeeves. Wondering what this crazy old Octogenarian had smoked while writing this book. He seems to have put in everything he had into this, and then some more. After the half-way mark, I just couldn't read even 2 consecutive pages of this book without collapsing into minute-long violent fits of laughter which has now left me literally aching muscle-for-muscle. Bertie a [...]
Gussie's engagement to Madeline is at the breaking point - and Bertie is justifiably worried, as the girl considers her him her spare tire, always waiting for her in the boot of the car: and to our intrepid hero, marriage to Madeline is a fate worse than death. So he has to rush in to patch up the quarrel. But this time it's even more difficult, as Madeline is forcing vegetarianism on Gussie. And to complicate matters, the would-be dictator Roderick Spode is waiting in the wings to tear the man [...]
Trouble at Totleigh TowersWhen told that Stiffy Byng requires his presence at Totleigh Towers to perform a little task for her, Bertie issues a strong nolle prosequi. This young menace to society, Stiffy, while undoubtedly easy on the eye, is well known for landing her friends in hot water up to their chins. Plus Totleigh Towers is the home of Sir Watkyn Bassett who, due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, is convinced that Bertie is a habitual thief. Only Jeeves' brilliance in the past has prev [...]
Oh, What does one need to do to hold on to bachelorhood and stay out of jail? If you are Bertram Wooster, way more than a normal human being, and that too succeed by a whisker thanks to the inimitable Jeeves by his side. This rib tickler had me stifle-laughing like an imbecile on flights while my neighbours were desperately trying to sleep despite me.Totleigh Towers is next only to Mordor when it comes to terror and Bertie well advisedly resolves to stay far away from it. He even turns down his [...]
From BBC Radio 4 Extra:1/6: Bertie is obliged to sort out an amorous mix-up between his friends. PG Wodehouse romp with Richard Briers and Michael Hordern.2/6: Bertie tries to play peacemaker when he arrives at Totleigh Towers.3/6: Bertie Wooster is landed in a pickle over an expensive statue. 4/6: Gussie upsets his fiancee when he looks elsewhere on the menu.5/6: Gussie is walloped and Aunt Dahlia sends Bertie on a spending spree.6/6: Bertie is in a mess. Can his valet save his bacon? PG Wodeho [...]
In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, we find Wodehouse in mid-season form, even though he wrote it near the end of his life, past the ripe old age of eighty. Which makes it all the more tongue-in-cheek, if that's the expression I want, that the novel ends with a comment about the butler Mr. Butterfield, who is apparently courting a widowed lady in the village, a state of affairs that surprises Wooster:"'But surely he was a hundred and four last birthday?''He is well stricken in years, sir, but neverthele [...]
This book was first published in the same month I was born. In fact, in the UK only two days before I was born, though five months earlier in the US – which surprised me somewhat. I really like the idea that there might have been someone quickly reading this over the weekend that I was born and laughing away cheerfully at it all. Yes, I like that idea very much.Wooster is truly one of the great narrative voices in English Literature. There are moments when it is nearly dangerous to listen to h [...]
Most Hilarious! Bertie was in his element and so was Jeeves. There were numerous scenes where I just could not control from laughing out loud.
More rip-roaring adventures of Jeeeves and Wooster that makes tea snort from ones nose.Pip, pip.
Let me do a little buck and wing dance for this one. Ahh, Wodehouse gets me cracking my limb-oos. *stretch -kick -stretch -cheers* It's sunny, dancy (not really too funny like the usual P.G. stuff) and wonderful for the bummer days. There is a lot more swagger to Jeeves than I've ever seen in any fic butler ever. I guess, if he had ever made it to the real world, I would've been swapping my cigarettes for his reality show DVDs. Although after some time, the whole raged aunt, half-hallucinated un [...]
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4½ stars. I have read almost all of the Bertie & Jeeves books growing up and many of them I have reread over the years. Now I am enjoying them as audiobooks! I think Jonathan Cecil does an amazing narration & would recommend this edition. Cecil manages to make Bertie Wooster believable, which isn't as easy as it might seem - he gives Bertie just the right amount of imbecility and of the right type.
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Bertie is coerced (if that’s the word I want) into returning to the country home of his long-time Nemesis, Sir Watkyn Bassett of Totleigh Towers. Also present are Sir W.’s daughter, Madeline “Stars-are-God’s-daisy-chain” Bassett and her fiancé Gussie Fink-Nottle, champion of newts; Miss Stephanie Byng , niece of Sir W and her fiancé-curate-wannabe-vicar Harold “Stinker” Pinker; Lord Sidcup, formerly Roderick (“Adolf”) Spode; and a certain statuette.If I tell you that Bertie w [...]
"You've never kept newts, have you?""Nor, sir.""Nor have I. Nor, to the best of my knowledge, have Einstein, Jack Dempsey and the Archbishop of Canterbury, to name but three others. Yet Gussie revels in their society and is never happier than when curled up with them. It takes all sorts to make a world, Jeeves."____________________________________________"Looks are not everything. I admit that any red-blooded Sultan or Pasha, if offered the opportunity of adding M. Bassett to the personnel of hi [...]
Bertie and Jeeves never fail in making me smile. Love the English humor.
Bertram Wooster is dragged back to Totleigh Towers and placed under threat of engagement to Madeline Basset or of being jailed as a nabber of collectible statuettes. Meanwhile, Jeeves cannot abide Bertie's new feathered Alpine hat. And what's to be done about the sorry state of today's savages when they fail so utterly to hit Major Plank with a blowpipe dart?Wooster reflects:"And these were fellows who called themselves savages. Savages forsooth! The savages in the books I used to read in my chi [...]
A good book. Funny on general. But somewhat predictable. Recommend for Jeeves Fans
Though no fault of his own, Bertie Wooster again is courting bad luck. And that’s not all he’s courting. He’s trying to please his aunt, avoid the altar, and stay out of prison. And there is only so much Jeeves can do to negate these situations. Liberally dosed with humor, the more you read about Jeeves and Wooster and all the supporting cast, the more you like them. This audio version was performed admirably by Jonathan Cecil which only adds to its entertainment value.
You can always count on Bertie and Jeeves to rally 'round when you've found yourself decidedly in the soup and make life feel just a tad bit more liveable (and funny and smart and cheerful) for a while.
Hilarious and delightful. I laughed out loud several times. Easy to read, with a colorful and alive language. I should definitely read more novels from the Jeeves and Wooster series.
"As I recall Jeeves putting it once, the mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small, or words to that effect."
'Tum tumpty tumpty tumptyTum tiddly om pom isle,Where every prospect pleasesAnd only man is vile'Bertie Wooster might not be able to recollect all the words to the hymn "From Greenland's Icy Mountains", but that last couplet really was the mot juste, as Jeeves would no doubt term it, when it came to summarising his feelings about Totleigh Towers.Home of the fearsome ex-magistrate Sir Watkyn Bassett, his drippy daughter Madeline, the high-spirited Miss Stiffy Bing - 'a cross between a ticking bom [...]
This book is amazing - much like its author, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse - it is definitely one of the funniest books I have read. The language was incredible! When I was about a chapter into the book, I began to think that I might have already read it - that is how interchangeable P.G. Wodehouse's tales are, but he more than makes up for this with his wit and wisdom. There was a paragraph in the last chapter, in which Wooster is asked by Jeeves to dispose of his Alpine hat after exercising his i [...]
Every book of P.G. Wodehouse is a gem in any book collection. Only a person, who completely lacks a sense of humour or the intelligence to grasp any humour will write a review against P. G. Wodehouse's professional work."Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves", another classic from Wodehouse, brings Bertie Wooster back to the dreaded Totleigh Towers.The sole purpose of his visit is to save Madeline and Gussie's would-be marriage which is on the verge of collapsing. Because, if the marriage is called off, Berti [...]
I will use this "review" for all the P. G. Wodehouse I have read. I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars. As I re-read them I will adjust the stars accordingly, if necessary, and add a proper review.When I first discovered P. G. Wodehouse I devoured every book I could find in the local library, throughout the eighties and early nineties. Alas, this means that I have read most of them and stumbling across one I have not read is a rare thing. I'm su [...]
I hadn't read a Jeeves book in a year or so when I got this one at the library, and good God, I forgot how much I loved them. It's just so cheerful and funny, and though I wouldn't reccomend reading as your first Jeeves book (it has so many characters that you need to have known from previous books, or at the very least, the TV show) and, like some of the latter books, it's a little formulaic, you don't really find yourself caring about that, because the book is just so much fun and entertaining [...]
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