Right Ho, Jeeves

English language

Published Dec. 10, 2011 by W. W. Norton.

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4 stars (1 review)

Right Ho, Jeeves is the second novel to feature P. G. Wodehouse’s popular Bertie Wooster and Jeeves characters. Bertie, a member of the English upper class and one of the “idle rich,” tries his best to arrange relationships between two pairs of his friends. Though he means well, Bertie’s bumbling attempts wind up doing more harm than good (as usual), leaving it to his valet, Jeeves, to see if he can sort things out.

A smooth, easy, and often hilarious read, Right Ho, Jeeves is an excellent example of why Bertie Wooster and Jeeves have become such iconic literary figures.

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Beautiful comic writing makes up for a predictable story

4 stars

It's not Wodehouse's fault that the Jeeves books have become such a cliche since he wrote them that they feel hackneyed now. But I do feel that the premise isn't quite enough to sustain a full length novel. However, the writing is just so well done and timed that it kept me enjoying the book. Every time I started to get too tired of the upper class twits, their inability to just talk to each other, and the pettiness of their gripes, I would reach a passage so perfectly written that it would draw me back in.

I think in future I'll stick to the short stories, but there is a lot that's really delightful in here.


  • Social life and customs
  • Bertie Wooster (Fictitious character)
  • Upper class
  • Valets
  • Jeeves (Fictitious character)
  • Fiction


  • England