The Drones Club is a recurring fictional location in the stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, it is a gentlemen's club in London. Many of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Blandings Castle stories feature its members. Various members of the club appear in stories included in the "Drones Club series", which contains stories not included in other series. Most of the Drones Club stories star either Freddie Widgeon or Bingo Little; the name "Drones" has been used by restaurants. The Drones Club is in Mayfair, located in Dover Street, off Piccadilly. A drone being a male bee that does no work, living off the labour of others, it aptly describes the contemporary Edwardian stereotype of rich, idle young club members, though some of the members have careers and jobs; as decided by a vote of the club's members, the Drones Club tie is a striking "rich purple". A Drones Club scarf is mentioned. Wodehouse based the Drones Club on a combination of three real London clubs: the Bachelors' Club, Buck's Club, a dash of the Bath Club for its swimming pool's ropes and rings.
The fictional Drones barman, McGarry, has the same surname as the Buck's first bartender, a Mr McGarry. However Evelyn Waugh declared. A real club has been based at 40 Dover Street since The Arts Club. Other gentlemen's clubs which have existed on Dover Street but are now dissolved include the Bath Club, the Junior Naval and Military Club, the Scottish Club, as well as two mixed-sex clubs, the Albemarle Club and the Empress Club. None of these were considered among London's'premier' clubs of the kind found on St James's Street and Pall Mall, so their ambience had something of the raucous informality of the fictional Drones Club. About a dozen club members are secondary recurring characters in the Wodehouse stories. In addition to Bertie Wooster, Pongo Twistleton, Rupert Psmith, Freddie Threepwood, prominent recurring drones include Bingo Little and Freddie Widgeon, plus Monty Bodkin, Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps, Tuppy Glossop, Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright, Archibald Mulliner, the club millionaire Oofy Prosser.
The Drones Club Annual Golf Rally: A yearly golf tournament, held one year at Bingley-on-Sea. The Drones Club Annual Squash Handicap: A yearly squash tournament. One year, Bertie Wooster was runner-up; the Drones Club Annual Darts Tournament: A darts tournament held in February. Tickets are purchased for ten shillings and members draw tournament contestants; the darts tournament takes place, the member who drew the winner of the tournament wins the jackpot. The Drones Club Annual Fat Uncles Contest: A contest introduced by Freddie Widgeon. Members enter their uncles in the Fat Uncles sweep and the uncles' names are drawn from a hat. On the first day of the Eton v Harrow match, the members bring their uncles to the Drones Club for lunch. McGarry, the club bartender, having the uncanny ability of estimating the weight of anything to an ounce by sight, estimates the weight of the uncles and determines the fattest uncle; the member that drew the fattest uncle wins the jackpot, well over a hundred pounds the first year the contest was run.
A change made to the contest is that fifty pounds is allocated from the jackpot to the nephew of the winning uncle as prize money. Among the Wodehouse works, what was dubbed the "Drones Club series" is a loose set of separate stories told by various narrators about members of the Drones Club. Many of the stories have some events happening at the club. Main canonThe main canon consists of 21 short stories, as collected in the omnibus: Tales from the Drones Club The Drones Omnibus The same set of short stories is available in their original collections: Collected in Young Men in Spats "Fate" "Tried in the Furnace" "Trouble Down at Tudsleigh" "The Amazing Hat Mystery" "Goodbye to All Cats" "The Luck of the Stiffhams" "Noblesse Oblige" "Uncle Fred Flits By" Collected in Lord Emsworth and Others "The Masked Troubadour" Collected in Eggs and Crumpets "All's Well with Bingo" "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" "The Editor Regrets" "Sonny Boy" Collected in Nothing Serious "The Shadow Passes" "Bramley Is So Bracing" Collected in A Few Quick Ones "The Fat of the Land" "The Word in Season" "Leave it to Algy" "Oofy and the Beef Trust" Collected in Plum Pie "Bingo Bans the Bomb" "Stylish Stouts" Bingo Little "All's Well with Bingo" "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" "The Editor Regrets" "Sonny Boy" "The Shadow Passes" "The Word in Season" "Leave it to Algy" "Bingo Bans the Bomb" "Stylish Stouts" Freddie Widgeon "Fate" (Y
The Code of the Woosters
The Code of the Woosters is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 7 October 1938, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, in the United States by Doubleday, New York, it was serialised in The Saturday Evening Post from 16 July to 3 September 1938 and in the London Daily Mail from 14 September to 6 October 1938. The Code of the Woosters is the third full-length novel to feature two of Wodehouse's best-known creations, Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, it introduces Sir Watkyn Bassett, the owner of a country house called Totleigh Towers where the story takes place, his intimidating friend Roderick Spode. It is a sequel to Right Ho, continuing the story of Bertie's newt-fancying friend Gussie Fink-Nottle and Gussie's droopy and overly sentimental fiancée, Madeline Bassett. Bertie and Jeeves return to Totleigh Towers in a novel, Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves. Jeeves wants to go with Bertie on a round-the-world cruise but Bertie is not interested. Bertie's Aunt Dahlia sends Bertie to go to a particular antique shop and sneer at a silver eighteenth-century cow-creamer, to drive down its price for Aunt Dahlia's collector husband Tom Travers.
In the shop, Bertie encounters the magistrate Sir Watkyn Bassett, a collector. Sir Watkyn is accompanied by his future nephew-in-law Roderick Spode, the leader of a Fascist organization called the Black Shorts. Bertie learns that, by playing an underhanded trick on Tom, Sir Watkyn has obtained the creamer. Aunt Dahlia tells Bertie to steal it back. Bertie goes to Totleigh Towers, where he is startled to find that not only is Sir Watkyn there to watch over the cow-creamer but Spode as well. Bertie has another reason for going to Totleigh Towers: he hopes to heal a rift between Gussie Fink-Nottle and Madeline, Sir Watkyn's daughter. Madeline incorrectly believes Bertie is in love with her, she has promised to marry him if her engagement to Gussie should fail. In fact Bertie dislikes the drippy, childish Madeline and wishes to avoid marrying her at all costs, but his personal code of chivalry will not allow him to insult her by telling her so. To his relief, he learns upon arriving at Totleigh Towers that Madeline have reconciled.
To keep up his confidence for an upcoming speaking engagement, Gussie has been keeping a notebook in which he writes insults about Sir Watkyn and Spode. He loses the notebook and Bertie fears that if it should fall into Sir Watkyn's hands, Sir Watkyn will forbid Madeline to marry Gussie; the notebook is found by Stephanie "Stiffy" Byng, Sir Watkyn's niece, who wants approval from her uncle to marry the local curate, Bertie's friend, Harold "Stinker" Pinker. Sir Watkyn considers Harold therefore unsuitable. Stiffy uses the notebook to blackmail Bertie into going along with her plan, Bertie must pretend to steal the cow-creamer but allow Harold to heroically catch him in the act, she hopes Harold's "heroism". Thinking Stiffy may be concealing the notebook in her stocking, Gussie tries to search her legs. Madeline misinterprets it as hanky-panky and breaks off their engagement. Spode, who has strong protective feelings for Madeline, angrily chases after Gussie, vowing to beat him within an inch of his life for his alleged infidelity.
Jeeves learns from the Junior Ganymede club book. Because of the club's strict rules, Jeeves cannot reveal anything more to Bertie than one name, "Eulalie". Confident that he can blackmail Spode by pretending to know all about his secret, Bertie rebukes Spode with sarcastic insults, orders him to leave Gussie alone and is about to threaten to reveal the truth about "Eulalie" but at the crucial moment, forgets the name. Enraged by the insults, Spode attacks. A brief scuffle ensues. Terrified, Spode apologizes for his behaviour. Harold steals the helmet of the local policeman Constable Oates to impress Stiffy. Jeeves suggests a new plan to Stiffy: Bertie will tell Sir Watkyn he is engaged to her. Sir Watkyn, who dislikes Bertie, will be so relieved to learn she wants to marry the curate that he will allow it; the plan works and Sir Watkyn reluctantly approves of Stiffy marrying Harold. Stiffy gratefully tells Bertie. Disgusted by Gussie's apparent infidelity, Madeline tells Bertie. Bertie needs the notebook to prove to her that Gussie was searching Stiffy for it.
Bertie gives it Gussie, to show to Madeline. All seems well but Gussie carelessly breaks his newts' tank, tries to store them in Sir Watkyn's bath. Sir Watkyn angrily forbids the marriage. Speechless with rage, Gussie gives Sir Watkyn the notebook of insults. Bertie realizes that Sir Watkyn will now never relent unless compelled to do so and the only way to compel him seems to be to steal the cow-creamer and hold it as ransom for Sir Watkyn's approval of Gussie as a husband for Madeline. Aunt Dahlia steals Jeeves puts it in a suitcase. Jeeves gives the suitcase to Gussie. Opening the other suitcase, Jeeves finds Oates's helmet. Bertie agrees to take the blame for stealing the helmet after Stiffy appeals to one of his personal rules, the Code of the Woosters, "Never let a pal down". Unable to prove that Bertie stole the cow-creamer, Sir Watkyn gleefully accuses him of stealing the helmet and vows to sentence him to a prison term. Jeeves blackmails Spode with the name Eulali
Thank You, Jeeves
Thank You, Jeeves is a Jeeves comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 16 March 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, in the United States on 23 April 1934 by Little and Company, New York; the story had been serialised, in the Strand Magazine in the UK from August 1933 to February 1934, in the US in Cosmopolitan Magazine from January to June 1934. Thank You, Jeeves is the first full-length novel in the series of stories following narrator Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, though Jeeves leaves Bertie's employment for most of this story; the novel takes place around Chuffnell Hall, the home of Bertie's friend Lord "Chuffy" Chuffnell, who hopes to sell the house to the wealthy J. Washburn Stoker and is in love with Stoker's daughter Pauline. After a falling-out concerning Bertie's relentless playing of the banjolele, Jeeves leaves his master's service and finds work with Bertie's old friend, Lord "Chuffy" Chuffnell. Bertie travels to one of Chuffy's cottages in Somersetshire to practise the banjolele without complaints from neighbours.
Chuffy hopes to sell his dilapidated manor to the rich J. Washburn Stoker. Mr Stoker plans to rent out the property to the famous "nerve specialist" Sir Roderick Glossop, who intends to marry Chuffy's Aunt Myrtle. Chuffy has fallen in love with Mr Stoker's daughter, Pauline Stoker, a former fiancée of Bertie, but feels unable to propose to her until his finances improve. Bertie plans to kiss Pauline in front of Chuffy to spur Chuffy to propose. However, it is Mr Stoker. A fight between Mr Stoker's son Dwight and Chuffy's cousin Seabury divides the Chuffnells and Stokers. Mr Stoker returns to the yacht in which his family are staying. Thinking Bertie and Pauline are still in love, Stoker keeps Pauline on board to keep her from him. Chuffy writes a love letter to Pauline, which Jeeves smuggles aboard the yacht by entering Mr Stoker's employ. Bertie lets her sleep in his bed, he is seen by Police Sergeant Voules, who informs Lord Chuffnell. Chuffy, thinking Bertie is intoxicated, takes him back up to his bedroom.
Seeing Pauline there, Chuffy assumes. Chuffy and Pauline argue, return to their respective homes; the next day, Mr Stoker locks him in one of the rooms. Stoker found out about Pauline's visit to Bertie, plans to force them to marry. Jeeves helps Bertie escape: Mr Stoker has hired some blackface minstrels for his son's party, Bertie disguises himself by blacking his face with boot polish to go ashore with them. Bertie returns to his cottage, his new valet, Brinkley, is drunk and chases Bertie with a carving knife sets the cottage on fire, destroying Bertie's banjolele. Searching for butter to remove the boot polish from his face, Bertie goes to Chuffnell Hall. Chuffy, thinking that Pauline loves Bertie and that Bertie should not try to abandon Pauline, refuses to give him butter. Jeeves, again in Chuffy's employ, informs Bertie that Sir Roderick had blackened his face with boot polish to entertain Seabury. Jeeves suggests that Bertie sleep in the Dower House, where Jeeves will bring him butter the next day.
However, Brinkley is occupying the Dower House. Bertie sees Sir Roderick. Sir Roderick goes to Bertie's garage to find petrol. Berte sleeps in a summer-house. In the morning, Bertie meets with Jeeves in Chuffy's office. Mr Stoker is looking for Bertie. Pauline appears, Bertie reveals himself to her. Startled, Pauline shrieks; the couple reconciles. After Mr Stoker returns from a run-in with Brinkley, Jeeves delivers a cable saying that Mr Stoker's relatives are contesting the will of his late uncle, who left him fifty million dollars, on the grounds that the deceased was insane. Stoker is confident. However, Sir Roderick has been arrested trying to break into Bertie's garage. Jeeves suggests that Bertie switch places with Sir Roderick, as he could hardly be charged with breaking into his own garage; the plan succeeds. Stoker will buy the Hall, Chuffy and Pauline are to be wed. Jeeves reveals. Stating that it has never been his policy to serve a married gentleman, Jeeves returns to Bertie's employ. Surprised and grateful, Bertie has difficulty finding words, says, "Thank you, Jeeves."
According to writer Robert McCrum, the plot of Thank You, which follows the separation and reconciliation of Bertie and Jeeves, "is constructed like a classic romance in which a couple quarrel and are reunited". Author Kristin Thompson makes the same statement about the story's construction, adds that despite the feud and Jeeves interact in a friendly manner after their initial argument, which allows Bertie and Jeeves to work together to help Chuffy and Pauline and move towards reconciliation. While Bertie Wooster is threatened with marriage in some of the earlier short stories in which he appears, he faces other kinds of disaster which Jeeves helps him avoid; the emphasis of the plot shifts in Thank You, Jeeves. Beginning with this novel, Bertie's e
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It covers a wide range of subject matter, but tends to broadcast more "highbrow" programmes than the more mainstream and popular BBC One. Like the BBC's other domestic TV and radio channels, it is funded by the television licence, is therefore free of commercial advertising, it is a comparatively well-funded public-service network attaining a much higher audience share than most public-service networks worldwide. Styled BBC2, it was the third British television station to be launched, from 1 July 1967, Europe's first television channel to broadcast in colour, it was envisaged as a home for less mainstream and more ambitious programming, while this tendency has continued to date, most special-interest programmes of a kind broadcast on BBC Two, for example the BBC Proms, now tend to appear on BBC Four instead. British television at the time of BBC2's launch consisted of two channels: the BBC Television Service and the ITV network made up of smaller regional companies.
Both channels had existed in a state of competition since ITV's launch in 1955, both had aimed for a populist approach in response. The 1962 Pilkington Report on the future of broadcasting noticed this, that ITV lacked any serious programming, it therefore decided that Britain's third television station should be awarded to the BBC. Prior to its launch, the new BBC2 was promoted on the BBC Television Service: the soon to be renamed BBC1; the animated adverts featured the campaign mascots "Hullabaloo", a mother kangaroo, "Custard", her joey. Prior to, several years after, the channel's formal launch, the channel broadcast "Trade Test Transmissions", short films made externally by companies such as Shell and BP, which served to enable engineers to test reception, but became cult viewing; the channel was scheduled to begin at 19:20 on 20 April 1964, showing an evening of light entertainment, starting with the comedy show The Alberts, a performance from Soviet comedian Arkady Raikin, a production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, culminating with a fireworks display.
However, at around 18:45 a huge power failure, originating from a fire at Battersea Power Station, caused Television Centre, indeed much of west London, to lose all power. BBC1 was able to continue broadcasting via its facilities at Alexandra Palace, but all attempts to show the scheduled programmes on the new channel failed. Associated-Rediffusion, the London weekday ITV franchise-holder, offered to transmit on the BBC's behalf, but their gesture was rejected. At 22:00 programming was postponed until the following morning; as the BBC's news centre at Alexandra Palace was unaffected, they did in fact broadcast brief bulletins on BBC2 that evening, beginning with an announcement by the newsreader Gerald Priestland at around 19:25. There was believed to be no recording made of this bulletin, but a videotape was discovered in early 2003. By 11:00 on 21 April, power had been restored to the studios and programming began, thus making Play School the first programme to be shown on the channel; the launch schedule, postponed from the night before, was successfully shown that evening, albeit with minor changes.
In reference to the power cut, the transmission opened with a shot of a lit candle, sarcastically blown out by presenter Denis Tuohy. To establish the new channel's identity and draw viewers to it, the BBC decided that a promoted, lavish series would be essential in its earliest days; the production chosen was The Forsyte Saga, a no-expense-spared adaptation of the novels by John Galsworthy, featuring well-established actors Kenneth More and Eric Porter. Critically for the future of the fledgling channel, the BBC's gamble was hugely successful, with an average of six million viewers tuning in per episode: a feat made more prominent by the fact that only 9 million were able to receive the channel at the time. Unlike BBC1 and ITV, BBC2 was broadcast only on the 625 line UHF system, so was not available to viewers still using sets on the 405-line VHF system; this created a market for dual standard receivers. Set manufacturers ramped up production of UHF sets in anticipation of a large market demand for the new BBC2, but the market did not materialise.
The early technical problems, which included being unable to transmit US-recorded videotapes due to a lack of system conversion from the US NTSC system, were resolved by a committee headed by James Redmond. On 1 July 1967, during the Wimbledon Championships, BBC2 became the first channel in Europe to begin regular broadcasts in colour, using the PAL system; the thirteen part series Civilisation was created as a celebration of two millennia of western art and culture to showpiece the new colour technology. BBC1 and ITV joined BBC2 on 625-line UHF band, but continued to simulcast on 405-line VHF until 1985. BBC1 and ITV introduced PAL colour on UHF on 15 November 1969, although they both had broadcast some programmes in colour "unofficially" since September 1969. In 1979, the station adopted the first computer-generated channel identification in Britain, with its use of the double striped, orange'2' logo; the ident, created in house by BBC engineers, lasted until March 1986 and heralded the start of computer-generated logos.
As the switch to digital-only terrestrial transmission progressed, BBC Two was the first analogue TV channel to be replaced with the BBC multiplex, at first four two weeks ahead of the other four channels. This was required for those relay transmitters that had no current Freeview service giving vie
Television, sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising and news. Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, television sets became commonplace in homes and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in most other developed countries; the availability of multiple types of archival storage media such as Betamax, VHS tape, local disks, DVDs, flash drives, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, cloud digital video recorders has enabled viewers to watch pre-recorded material—such as movies—at home on their own time schedule.
For many reasons the convenience of remote retrieval, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution, higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats: 1080p, 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, iPlayer and Hulu. In 2013, 79 % of the world's households owned; the replacement of early bulky, high-voltage cathode ray tube screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel alternative technologies such as LCDs, OLED displays, plasma displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s. Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel LEDs.
Major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are expected to be replaced by OLEDs. Major manufacturers have announced that they will produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s. Television signals were distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and, since the 2000s via the Internet; until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, but a transition to digital television is expected to be completed worldwide by the late 2010s. A standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is called a video monitor rather than a television.
The word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning'far', Latin visio, meaning'sight'. The first documented usage of the term dates back to 1900, when the Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi used it in a paper that he presented in French at the 1st International Congress of Electricity, which ran from 18 to 25 August 1900 during the International World Fair in Paris; the Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907, when it was still "...a theoretical system to transmit moving images over telegraph or telephone wires". It was "...formed in English or borrowed from French télévision." In the 19th century and early 20th century, other "...proposals for the name of a then-hypothetical technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote and televista." The abbreviation "TV" is from 1948. The use of the term to mean "a television set" dates from 1941; the use of the term to mean "television as a medium" dates from 1927. The slang term "telly" is more common in the UK; the slang term "the tube" or the "boob tube" derives from the bulky cathode ray tube used on most TVs until the advent of flat-screen TVs.
Another slang term for the TV is "idiot box". In the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, during the early rapid growth of television programming and television-set ownership in the United States, another slang term became used in that period and continues to be used today to distinguish productions created for broadcast on television from films developed for presentation in movie theaters; the "small screen", as both a compound adjective and noun, became specific references to television, while the "big screen" was used to identify productions made for theatrical release. Facsimile transmission systems for still photographs pioneered methods of mechanical scanning of images in the early 19th century. Alexander Bain introduced the facsimile machine between 1843 and 1846. Frederick Bakewell demonstrated a working laboratory version in 1851. Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity of the element selenium in 1873; as a 23-year-old German university student, Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow proposed and patented the Nipkow disk in 1884.
This was a spinning disk with a spiral pattern of holes in it, so each hole scanned a line of the image. Although he never built a working model
Extricating Young Gussie
"Extricating Young Gussie" is a short story by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, it was first published in the United States in the 18 September 1915 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, in the United Kingdom in the January 1916 edition of The Strand Magazine. It was included in the collection; the story features the first appearance of two of Wodehouse's most popular and enduring characters, the impeccable valet Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster, though there are some differences between this story and stories in which they appear. Jeeves only plays a small role in this story, Bertie's surname, not explicitly given, appears to be Mannering-Phipps, as, the name of his cousin Gussie, whose father is Bertie’s paternal uncle. Bertie's imperious Aunt Agatha, a recurring character, is introduced in this story; the first meeting of Jeeves and Bertie would be chronicled one year in the November 1916 short story "Jeeves Takes Charge". Some elements of the plot of "Extricating Young Gussie" were incorporated by Wodehouse into a 1918 Jeeves story, "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril".
In Bertie's flat in London, around half past eleven, Jeeves wakes Bertie up telling him that his Aunt Agatha has come to see him. She is distressed that Augustus "Gussie" Mannering-Phipps, her nephew and Bertie's cousin living in New York City, has fallen for a girl named Ray Denison, a vaudeville performer. Concerned about the family's prestige, Aunt Agatha does not want Gussie to marry a vaudeville performer like his late father did, though Gussie's mother Julia learned to be aristocratic. Aunt Agatha demands that Bertie keep Gussie from marrying Ray. Arriving in New York, Bertie leaves Jeeves to get Bertie's baggage through customs and soon runs into Gussie, now going by the name of "George Wilson". Gussie is about to appear on the music-hall stage because Ray's father, an old vaudeville professional, does not want Ray to marry someone outside the profession. Bertie, afraid that he will not be able to disentangle Gussie from vaudeville, cables his Aunt Julia, Gussie's mother, for help. After some rehearsals, Gussie appears in his first show.
Attending the performance, Bertie sits next to a pretty girl. Gussie has stage fright and starts badly, but halfway through his second song the girl beside Bertie joins in, bucking up Gussie; the audience cheers them both. After the show, Gussie reveals. Bertie is introduced to her, meets her formidable father, Joe Danby. Aunt Julia arrives, Bertie takes her to see Gussie and Ray in their respective shows, which seem to engross Aunt Julia. Next, they visit Ray's father Danby, who turns out to have performed with Julia twenty-five years prior. Aunt Julia, happy to see Danby, is friendly rather than aristocratic. Danby confesses that he always loved her, prohibited his daughter from marrying outside the profession because, what Julia did. Julia is moved and they share a heartfelt embrace. Bertie edges out. Meeting Gussie soon after, Bertie hears Julia and Danby are to be married, as are Gussie and Danby's daughter. Julia and Danby plan to perform together again. Fearing Aunt Agatha's ire, Bertie tells Gussie that, if Bertie is lucky, he will not be back in England for about ten years.
Bertie Aunt Agatha, Bertie's aunt Jeeves, Bertie's valet Spencer Gregson, Aunt Agatha's husband Augustus "Gussie" Mannering-Phipps, aka George Wilson, Bertie's cousin Julia Mannering-Phipps, Gussie's mother Cuthbert Mannering-Phipps, Gussie's late father Ray Denison, Gussie's fiancée Daisy Trimble, a wife to one of Bertie's pals Barman in Gussie's hotel Abe Riesbitter, a vaudeville agent Joe Danby, Ray Denison's father Piano player in the music-room Wodehouse uses terms outside of their normal contexts for comedic effect. An example of this can be seen in the manner of speech used by Bertie Wooster, who makes use of unusual, exaggerated synonyms; this is illustrated in "Extricating Young Gussie", the first story in which Bertie appears, when Aunt Agatha expresses disapproval of this manner of speaking: "What are your immediate plans, Bertie?""Well, I rather thought of tottering out for a bite of lunch on, possibly staggering round to the club, after that, if I felt strong enough, I might trickle off to Walton Heath for a round of golf.""I am not interested in your totterings and tricklings."
Bertie makes literary allusions. When describing the invigorating energy of New York City in the story, Bertie states that it makes one feel "God's in His Heaven: All's right with the world"; this is a quotation from the dramatic poem Pippa Passes by Robert Browning. This precise quotation differs from the allusions Bertie makes in future Jeeves stories, in which Bertie gives only a vague version of the quotations he alludes to, relies on Jeeves's help to finish quotations. In contrast to the stories in which he features, Jeeves is only a minor character in this story, he speaks just two lines, first when he announces Aunt Agatha, second when Bertie tells Jeeves they will shortly be going to America, Jeeves, asks which suit Bertie will wear. In a 1948 letter he wrote to novelist Lawrence Durrell, Wodehouse wrote concerning Jeeves: It never occurred to me at the time that he would do anything except appear at doors and announce people. – I don’t think it was the next Bertie story but the one after that – I had got Bertie’s friend into a bad tangle of some sort and I saw how to solve the problem but my artistic soul revolted at the idea of having Bertie suggest the solution.
It would have been out of character. Who? For a long time I was baffled, I though
Right Ho, Jeeves
Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves, it was first published in the United Kingdom on 5 October 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, in the United States on 15 October 1934 by Little and Company, under the title Brinkley Manor. It had been sold to the Saturday Evening Post, in which it appeared in serial form from 23 December 1933 to 27 January 1934, in England in the Grand Magazine from April to September 1934. Wodehouse had started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves; the story is set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, introduces the recurring characters Gussie Fink-Nottle and Madeline Bassett. Bertie's friend Tuppy Glossop and cousin Angela Travers feature in the novel, as does Brinkley Court's prized chef, Anatole. Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school friend, Gussie Fink-Nottle, in love with a goofy, whimsical, childish girl named Madeline Bassett.
Gussie, a shy teetotaler with a passion for newts and a face like a fish, is too timid to speak to her. Bertie is annoyed that his friends consider Jeeves more intelligent than Bertie, he takes Gussie's case in hand, ordering Jeeves not to offer any more advice. Madeline, a friend of Bertie's cousin Angela, is staying at Brinkley Court. Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie come to Brinkley Court to make a speech and present the school prizes to students at the local grammar school, which he considers a fearsome task. Bertie sends Gussie to Brinkley Court in his place, so that Gussie will have the chance to woo Madeline there, but so that Gussie will be forced to take on the unpleasant job of distributing the school prizes; when Angela breaks her engagement to the athletic but heavy Tuppy Glossop, Bertie feels obliged to go down to Brinkley Court to comfort Aunt Dahlia. In addition to her worry about Angela's broken engagement, Aunt Dahlia is anxious because she has lost 500 pounds gambling at Cannes, now needs to ask her miserly husband Tom to replace the money in order to keep financing her magazine, Milady's Boudoir.
Bertie advises her to arouse Uncle Tom's concern for her by pretending to have lost her appetite through worry. He offers similar advice to Tuppy, he offers the same advice to Gussie, to show his love for Madeline. All take his advice, the resulting return of plates of untasted food upsets Aunt Dahlia's temperamental prized chef Anatole, who gives notice to quit. Not unreasonably, Aunt Dahlia blames Bertie for this disaster; when Bertie attempts to probe Madeline's feelings about Gussie, she misinterprets his questioning as a marriage proposal on his own behalf. To his relief, she tells Bertie she can not marry him. Bertie relays the good news to Gussie, but with this encouragement, Gussie remains too timid to propose, Bertie decides to embolden him by lacing his orange juice with liquor. Gussie ends up imbibing more liquor. Under its influence, Gussie proposes to Madeline, he delivers a hilarious, drunken speech to the grammar school while presenting the school prizes. Madeline, breaks the engagement and resolves to marry Bertie instead.
The prospect of spending his life with the drippy Madeline terrifies Bertie, but his personal code of chivalrous behavior will not allow him to insult her by withdrawing his "proposal" and turning her down. Meanwhile, still drunk, retaliates against Madeline by proposing to Angela, who accepts him in order to score off Tuppy. Tuppy's jealousy is aroused and he chases Gussie all around the mansion, vowing to beat him within an inch of his life. In the face of this chaos, Bertie admits his inability to cope, appeals to Jeeves for advice. Jeeves arranges for Bertie to be absent for a few hours, during that time swiftly and ingeniously solves all the problems, assuring that Angela and Tuppy are reconciled, that Gussie and Madeline become engaged again, that Anatole withdraws his resignation, that Uncle Tom writes Aunt Dahlia a check for 500 pounds. Bertie resolves to let Jeeves have his way in the future. Like the preceding novel Thank You, Right Ho, Jeeves uses Bertie's rebellion against Jeeves to create strong plot conflict, sustained through most of the story.
Writer Kristin Thompson refers to these two novels as Bertie's "rebellious period", which ends when Jeeves reasserts his authority at the end of Right Ho, Jeeves. This period serves as a transition between the sustained action of the short stories and the Jeeves novels, which use a more episodic problem-solution structure. While Edwardian elements persist in Wodehouse's stories, for instance the popularity of gentlemen's clubs like the Drones Club, there are references to contemporary events, as with a floating timeline. For example, in Right Ho, chapter 17, Bertie makes a contemporary reference to nuclear fission experiments: I was reading in the paper the other day about those birds who are trying to split the atom, the nub being that they haven't the foggiest as to what will happen if they do, it may be all right. On the other hand, it may not be all right, and pretty silly a chap would feel, no doubt, if having split the atom he found the house going up in smoke and himself being torn limb from limb.
When stirred, Bertie Wooster sometimes unintentionally employs spoonerisms, as he does in chapter 12: "Tup, Tushy!—I mean, Tuppy!". Bertie uses a tran