First published in 1923, The Inimitable Jeeves has finally entered the public domain, and this audio production, originally recorded for the Thrills and Mystery Podcast, is here just in time to usher in the next decade of “roaring” twenties. So dust off your spats, don your finest flapper dress, pour some bathtub gin, and surround yourself in deco architecture as you immerse yourself into Bertie Wooster’s world again for the first time.
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in 1923. Now in the Public Domain.
Read by J. David Core
The Charleston by James P. Johnson Public Domain
All other music by Kevin MacLeod used under creative commons 3.0 license courtesy of Incompetech.com
"Riptide" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Chapter One: Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum
In my best affected posh British accent, I bring you the legendary Jeeves and Wooster.
Bertie has agreed to help his pal Bingo Little find matrimonial bliss by getting Little the Elder to agree to the union. What ho!
Bertie is hailed by his Aunt Agatha to a hotel in France where he learns she has found for him the perfect wife. Rather.
Bertie finds himself the guardian of an expensive set of pearls, and oddly enough, Aunt Agatha has just lost a set just like them. Bally mess, what!
When Bingo Little meets Honoria Glossop, he turns to his friend Bertie to help make the love connection a reality. Too bad Jeeves was recently overheard insulting Bertie's brain power and can't be asked to intervene. The blighter!
Bertie puts forward his plan to unite Bingo and Honoria with the usual Wooster success. That is to say, not so much.
Bertie's engagement to Honoria may have hit a snag, if Bertie could only be so lucky, what!
Bertie has his Aunt Agatha mandated lunch with Sir Roderick. But thanks to Claude and Eustace the whole thing goes a bit rummy, what.
While visiting America for an extended stay, Bertie gets word from his Aunt Agatha that she expects him to host a visiting young gentleman that Bertie has never before so much as met. Rather bally, what!
Still in America, and still expected to keep his new charge safe from bad influences, Bertie finds the young gentleman has taken a part in a new musical comedy stage production. That should keep him out of the mix for a while, what. But then Bertie gets another note from Aunt Agatha that puts a wrench to it. Absolutely!
Recently returned from his visit abroad, Bertie is surprised to run into his chappie, Bingo Little, inciting the masses while wearing chin spinach in the middle of the bloody park, by Jove!
Bingo and his false beard make a big show at Goodwood, but his victory is short lived to be sure. Dashed annoying.
While visiting a country manner, Bertie learns of the ultimate opportunity to win a few quid by betting on the local clergy's long-windedness. Simply bracing!
Still at Twing, Bertie learns of a new opportunity to bamboozle some of the ready from the old bamboozler himself, Steggles; this time over the events of the annual summer treat. Jolly good.
That rotter Steggles is at it again, betting this time against the amorous life of young Bingo Little. But with Bertie and Jeeves in his corner, and all the charm he can muster, Bingo can hardly lose ... can he? Drat!
The Wooster twin cousins have been exiled to the South African colony by Aunt Agatha for the good of the family, but after Bertie introduces them to a beautiful actress acquaintance, they unilaterally change the plan. Oh, how best to make this pair of blisters biff off?
What if I were to tell you that this is yet another chapter in which young Bingo Little falls in love with yet another waitress? And what if I were to tell you that this is yet another chapter in which he enlists Bertie to smooth things over with the uncle? Ah, but what if I were to tell you that this time there's a twist at the ending? Jolly good.
Having jumped the broom before getting his uncle's nod, Bingo Little and the Mrs. have come to Bertie to help smooth things over. Fortunately, Bertie and the elder Little have established a camaraderie based on a small white lie, so Bertie decides to use that to his advantage. Unfortunately, his best advantage quickly turns to be his worst disadvantage. Oh, bugger.