‘Extricating Young Gussie’ was the only story omitted from The World of Jeeves omnibus, but readers wanting to assess its merit for themselves. Extricating Young Gussie is a short story by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse (–), being the first appearance of two of his most popular characters. The ingenious valet Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster must stop a marriage in “Extricating Young Gussie,” a romantic comedy by the masterly P. G.

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Mr Riesbitter lit a cigar, and looked at us solemnly over his zareba of chins.

Extricating Young Gussie by P.G. Wodehouse

Man Go rated it it was amazing Aug 15, The other song that he intended to sing was one of those moon songs. Arriving in New York, Bertie leaves Jeeves to get Bertie’s baggage through extgicating and soon runs into Gussie, now going by the name of “George Wilson”. If I ever breakfasted at half past eight I should walk on the Embankment, trying to end it all gusise a watery grave.

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Extricating Young Gussie

You are commenting using your Twitter account. I don’t know what it is about America, but the broad fact is that it’s not a place where you can call yourself Augustus Mannering-Phipps. You will scarcely believe me, but the management expected Gussie to show up and start performing at one o’clock in the afternoon. HuffPost News Reprinted ed. Pages using deprecated image syntax. The Comic Style of P.

The only possible objection any reasonable chappie extrocating find to the place is that they loose you into it from the boat at such an ungodly hour. I never worked so hard in my life as I did to become a real lady. JM rated it it was amazing Sep 24, You know how wickedly extravagant your Uncle Cuthbert was.


Funny and clever as usual. Extricating Young Gussie by P. I was glad I had sent that cable to his mother. He was looking most frightfully bucked. I was sorry for the wretched chap, of course, but there was no denying that the thing had its bright side.

If it wasn’t that the thing was a matter of historical fact, I should be inclined to believe that Aunt Julia had never been on the vaudeville stage. Aunt Agatha exrricating one of those strong-minded women. My only hope, which grew as I listened to him rehearsing, was that he would be such a frightful frost at his first appearance that he would never dare to perform again; and, as that would automatically squash the marriage, it seemed best to me to let the thing go on.

He had a system of guszie the bank at Monte Carlo which used to make the administration hang out the bunting and ring the joy-bells when he was sighted in the offing.

Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This audiobook can be listened to on: If you feel up to it perhaps you wouldn’t mind tottering round to One Hundred and Thirty-third Street and having a chat with him. I think I’ve got brain fever or something. extricatlng

Do you remember my giving you a bag of buns when we were on the road at Bristol? He sounded like some far-off echo of the past “yodeling” through a woolen blanket. Lists with This Book. For the first time since I had heard that he was about to go into vaudeville I felt a faint hope creeping over me.

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It was one of those Western films, where the cowboy jumps on his horse and rides across country at a hundred and fifty miles an hour to escape the sheriff, not knowing, poor chump! In the midst of my agony I caught sight of Gussie.

Extricahing Sock Pow Finding the humor in everyday life. He was a friendly soul, and I told him the whole state of affairs.

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I was feeling like a badly wrapped brown-paper parcel. A complete change had taken place in the old lad. Jeeves in the Morning. And, worst of all, she bosses me.

I must say the girl was singing most awfully well, and uoung seemed to act on Gussie like a tonic. Mar 28, Gerald rated it it was amazing.

As a result, Bertie is left to his own devices, which, for once, appear to have been effectual, in re the objective implied in the descriptive title of the work.

I’ve spoken to fellows since who have been to New York, and they tell me they found it just the same. Shiloah rated it it was amazing May 30, He is not clever, but he is very good-looking, and, though he has no title, the Mannering-Phippses are one of the best and oldest families in England.