It doesn't if you go by when the books were written. The damsel was published in 1919 and the butler in 1957. But i always ignore real life time. After all, jeeves—first heard of at the age presumably of about thirty-five in 1916—would now be around eighty-five, counting the real years. 31 In appearance, jeeves is described as "tall and dark and impressive". 32 On multiple occasions, bertie states that jeeves has "finely chiselled features and a large head, which seems to bertie to indicate intelligence.
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This is the only story in which jeeves appears without Bertie wooster. The novel was adapted from Wodehouse's play come On, jeeves. Personal characteristics edit Age and appearance edit While bertie wooster is 24 years old in " jeeves takes Charge " (1916 jeeves's age is not stated in the stories, and has been interpreted differently by various illustrators and adaptations. However, there are a few hints in the books regarding jeeves's age. Jeeves has a long employment history, and he is older than Bertie wooster. 28 On the other hand, jeeves is young enough to be engaged to a waitress courted by bingo little, who is the same age as Bertie wooster, in " jeeves in the Springtime ". In Ring for jeeves, a novel set in a later time period than the other books, jeeves is described as resembling "a youngish High Priest of a refined and dignified religion". 29 In the reference work wodehouse in woostershire by wodehouse scholars geoffrey jaggard and Tony ring, it is speculated using information provided in the jeeves canon that Bertie's age ranges from approximately 24 to 29 over the stories (excluding Ring for jeeves and that jeeves. 30 This happens to agree with a personal letter written in 1961. Wodehouse to scholar Robert. Hall,., in which Wodehouse, explaining that his characters did not age with real life time, gave an approximate age for jeeves: Keggs in a damsel in Distress is supposed to be the same man girl who appears in The butler Did It, but does.manager
26 27 In the club book of jeeves's club, the junior Ganymede, all members must record the foibles of their employers to forewarn other butlers and write valets. Bertie wants jeeves to destroy his section. Jeeves is initially reluctant to defy his club's rules, but he eventually does destroy the pages for Bertie by the end of Much Obliged, jeeves. Jeeves last appears in Aunts Aren't Gentlemen, in which jeeves and Bertie head to the rural village of maiden Eggesford, though jeeves wants to go to new York. He and Bertie visit New York at the end of the story. The novel Ring for jeeves was published earlier, though it is set after World War ii, presumably after the other stories. Jeeves temporarily works as Lord Rowcester's butler while bertie is sent to a school where the idle rich learn to fend for themselves.
He sometimes receives a monetary reward from Bertie and other people he helps in early stories, though this does not occur in later stories. Bertie and jeeves experience a variety of adventures in numerous short stories and novels. Aside from changes in his employment status, some events occur that are particularly noteworthy for jeeves. Jeeves gets engaged twice in " jeeves in the Springtime though he never references these fiancées afterward, and it appears that he does not become engaged again. 24 In the only story jeeves narrates, " Bertie changes His Mind he opposes Bertie's decision to live with his nieces. Jeeves and Bertie visit deverill Hall, where jeeves's Uncle Charlie is employed as butler, in The mating season. While away on his vacation in jeeves in the Offing, jeeves is persuaded by a friend to judge a seaside bathing belle contest. 25 jeeves's first name was not revealed until the penultimate novel, much Obliged, jeeves. Bertie wooster learns jeeves's name when he hears another valet greet jeeves with "Hullo, reggie." The readers may have been surprised to learn jeeves's first name, but Bertie was stunned by the revelation "that he had a first name" in the first place.
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In one instance, paper he pretends to be bertie wooster in a telephone conversation with playwright Percy gorringe. 23 In Stiff Upper Lip, jeeves, he assumes an alias, calling himself Chief Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard. This alias is also mentioned in Aunts Aren't Gentlemen. Jeeves is a member of the junior Ganymede Club, a london club for butlers and valets. The stories edit jeeves is first hired by bertie in " jeeves takes Charge ".
In this short story, bertie briefly fires jeeves after jeeves, who believes that Bertie would not be happy with his fiancée florence Craye, takes steps to end Bertie's engagement to her. Bertie quickly rehires jeeves after realizing that jeeves was right. Thereafter, jeeves lives with Bertie, usually in their London residence at Berkeley mansions. Over the course of the short stories and novels, jeeves helps Bertie, frequently extricating him from unwanted engagements, and also assists Bertie's friends and relatives with various dilemmas. Jeeves often has another motive, such as disposing of an item recently acquired by bertie that jeeves does not like, for example a bright scarlet cummerbund.
Other former employers include Mr Digby Thistleton (later Lord Bridgnorth who sold hair tonic; 17 Mr Montague-todd, a financier who is in the second year of a prison term when jeeves mentions him; 18 and Lord Brancaster, who gave port -soaked seedcake to his pet. 19 jeeves becomes Bertie wooster's valet. However, his tenure with Bertie wooster has occasional lapses during the stories; at these times, jeeves finds work elsewhere. Jeeves works for Lord Chuffnell for a week in Thank you, jeeves, after giving notice because of Bertie wooster's unwillingness to give up the banjolele, and is briefly employed. Washburn Stoker in the same novel.
He serves as substitute butler for Bertie's Aunt Dahlia in Stiff Upper Lip, jeeves, and later in the same story, he enters Sir Watkyn Bassett 's employment for a short time as a trick to get Bertie wooster released from prison. Jeeves is Lord Rowcester's butler for the length of Ring for jeeves. 20 While working for Bertie wooster, he occasionally pretends to be the valet of one of Bertie's friends as part of some scheme, though he is still actually bertie's valet. He pretends to be the valet of Bicky bickersteth in " jeeves and the hard-boiled Egg rocky todd in " The aunt and the Sluggard and Gussie fink-nottle when Gussie masquerades as Bertie wooster in The mating season. 21 jeeves acts as a bookmaker's clerk in Ring for jeeves, disguising himself for the role with a check suit and walrus moustache. 22 In Wodehouse's play come On, jeeves, which has mostly the same plot as Ring for jeeves, it is mentioned that jeeves changed his appearance as a bookmaker's clerk, though in the play, jeeves also impersonates a medieval ghost named Lady Agatha, wearing makeup and. He pretends to be a broker's man in " jeeves and the Greasy bird " and Bertie's solicitor in Aunts Aren't Gentlemen.
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12 In Right ho, jeeves, he references his Aunt Annie, though she was widely disliked. 13 Employment history edit In his youth, jeeves worked as a page boy at a girls' school. He apparently served in the military to some extent in World War. 14 In the play come On, jeeves, jeeves states that he was a batman. Shortly before entering Bertie's service, jeeves was employed by lord Frederick ranelagh, who was swindled in Monte carlo. 15 jeeves previously worked for Lord Worplesdon, resigning after nearly guaranteed a year because of Worplesdon's for eccentric choice of evening dress. 16 jeeves later helps Lord Worplesdon in joy in the morning.
Silversmith dandled jeeves on his knee frequently when jeeves was very young, and when jeeves is an adult, they write regularly to each other. 8 9 Charlie silversmith's daughter queenie silversmith is jeeves's cousin. Jeeves also analysis mentions his late uncle cyril in Right ho, jeeves. His niece mabel is engaged to bertie wooster's friend Charles "Biffy" Biffen. His cousin Egbert is a constable and plays a role in the short story " Without the Option ". 10 jeeves has three placid aunts, in contrast to bertie wooster's aunts. 11 Aunt Emily is interested in psychical research, and another aunt, Mrs. Pigott, owns a cat in maiden Eggesford; this cat plays a major role in Aunts Aren't Gentlemen. Jeeves occasionally references an aunt without naming her, including an aunt who read Oliver Wendell Holmes to him when he was young.
"walking. However, robinson worked at Wodehouse's house in Norfolk Street where wodehouse did not live until 1927, long after jeeves had been created. 2 Wodehouse named his jeeves after Percy jeeves (18881916 a popular English cricketer for Warwickshire. Wodehouse witnessed Percy jeeves bowling at Cheltenham Cricket Festival in 1913. Percy jeeves was killed at the battle of the somme during the attack on High wood in July 1916, less than a year after the first appearance of the wodehouse character who would make his name a household word. 5 Fictional biography edit early life and family edit little is known about jeeves's early life. According to jeeves, he was privately educated, 6 and his mother thought him intelligent. 7 jeeves has an uncle, charlie silversmith, who is butler at deverill Hall.
1, jeeves is a valet, not a butler ; that is, he is responsible for serving an individual, whereas a butler is responsible for a household and manages other servants. On rare occasions he fills in for someone else's butler. Contents, inspiration edit, an early prototype for Bertie wooster. Reggie pepper, who was parts very much like bertie wooster but without jeeves, though it was jeeves who ultimately took the name "Reggie". A valet called jevons appears in Wodehouse's 1914 short story "Creatures of Impulse and may have been an early prototype for jeeves. 2, like jeeves, jevons is described as the perfect valet. 3 "Creatures of Impulse" appeared in, the Strand Magazine, and was not republished in any collection, though some parts went into the making of ". The Crime wave at Blandings ".
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For other uses, see, jeeves (disambiguation). Reginald jeeves, usually referred to as jeeves, is a pdf fictional character in a series of comedic short stories and novels by English author. Jeeves is the highly competent valet of a wealthy and idle young Londoner named. First appearing in print in 1915, jeeves continued to feature in Wodehouse's work until his last completed novel. Aunts Aren't Gentlemen in 1974, a span of 60 years. Both the name "jeeves" and the character of jeeves have come to be thought of as the quintessential name and nature of a valet or butler, inspiring many similar characters (as well as the name of the Internet search engine. Ask jeeves, now simply called m). A "jeeves" is now a generic term as validated by its entry in the.