Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1919
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher George Newnes, Ltd.
My Copy library hardback
First Read April 24, 2022

My Man Jeeves

Funny but only a few that were really VERY funny. IDK if I'm all-in on Jeeves stuff, but on the other hand this is the first collection, and Wodehouse is definitely figuring out the game.

Noted on April 28, 2022

“Sir?” said Jeeves, kind of manifesting himself. One of the rummy things about Jeeves is that, unless you watch like a hawk, you very seldom see him come into a room. He’s like one of those weird chappies in India who dissolve themselves into thin air and nip through space in a sort of disembodied way and assemble the parts again just where they want them. I’ve got a cousin who’s what they call a Theosophist, and he says he’s often nearly worked the thing himself, but couldn’t quite bring it off, probably owing to having fed in his boyhood on the flesh of animals slain in anger and pie.

Quoted on April 28, 2022

...there occurred to me the simple epitaph which, when I am no more, I intend to have inscribed on my tombstone. It was this: "He was a man who acted from the best motives. There is one born every minute.”

Quoted on April 28, 2022

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