The Inimitable Jeeves
by P. G. Wodehouse
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- The Inimitable Jeeves By P. G. WodehouseThe Inimitable Jeeves is a semi-novel collecting Jeeves stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, on 17 May 1923 and in the United States by George H. Doran, New York, on 28 September 1923, under the title Jeeves.The novel combined 11 previously published stories, of which the first six and the last were split in two, to make a book of 18 chapters. It is now often printed in 11 chapters, mirroring the original stories.All the stories had previously appeared in The Strand Magazine in the UK, between December 1921 and November 1922, except for one, "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril", which had appeared in the Strand in August 1918. That story had appeared in the Saturday Evening Post (US) in June 1918. All the other stories appeared in Cosmopolitan in the US between December 1921 and December 1922.
- This was the second collection of Jeeves stories, after My Man Jeeves (1919) the next collection would be Carry On, Jeeves, in 1925.All of the short stories are connected and most of them involve Bertie's friend Bingo Little, who is always falling in love. The original story titles and publication dates were as follows (with split chapter titles in parentheses): "Jeeves in the Springtime" - Bertie's friend Bingo is in love with a waitress, Mabel, but fears his uncle won't approve of her. Jeeves suggests a plan using romance novels to sway Bingo's uncle.UK: Strand, December 1921US: Cosmopolitan, December 1921("Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum" and "No Wedding Bells for Bingo")"Aunt Agatha Takes the Count" - Aunt Agatha pushes an unwilling Bertie to marry a girl named Aline Hemingway, who, along with her brother Sidney, appears to be quiet and respectable.UK: Strand, April 1922US: Cosmopolitan, October 1922 (as "Aunt Agatha Makes a Bloomer")("Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind" and "Pearls Mean Tears")"Scoring off Jeeves" - Bingo is in love with Honoria Glossop, whom Aunt Agatha wants Bertie to marry. Bertie tries to sort out this dilemma without Jeeves's help.UK: Strand, February 1922US: Cosmopolitan, March 1922 (as "Bertie Gets Even")("The Pride of the Woosters Is Wounded" and "The Hero's Reward")"Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch" - Reluctantly engaged to Honoria Glossop, Bertie must demonstrate to her father, Sir Roderick Glossop, that he is mentally sound. Meanwhile, Bertie's cousins Claude and Eustace appear.UK: Strand, March 1922US: Cosmopolitan, April 1922 (as "Jeeves the Blighter")("Introducing Claude and Eustace" and "Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch")
Les Prairies Numeriques, 9782382748329, 180pp.
Publication Date: November 27, 2020