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July 31, 2022

Top 5 Jeeves & Wooster Novels

Filed under: Talking Books — Fergal Casey @ 4:16 pm

5) Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

A late entry in the Wodehouse canon, this features the almost impossibly funny speech by Sir Watkyn Basset on the destruction of his grandfather clock by one Bertram Wilberforce Wooster.

4) Joy in the Morning

Bertie tangles with the fearsomely physical nemesis Stilton Cheesewright and also gets in intellectual knots at the start with his attempt to buy Jeeves’ a suitably brainy present of a Spinoza book.

3) The Mating Season

Who can forget the moment where Catsmeat and Gussie have to perform their comic piece at the local hall and transform their slapstick into a Russian 19th century novel by their utter depression.

2) The Code of the Woosters

Bertie tangles with Roderick Spode and is supplied by Jeeves with the one word that can tame the would-be Fascist strongman’s temper.

1) Right Ho, Jeeves

There are many splendid moments in this novel, but the showstopping highlight is of course the uproarious occasion of Gussie Fink-Nottle giving out the prizes at the Market Snodsbury Grammar School.

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