Jeeves and the Tie That Binds
Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Place: New York
189 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's yellow cloth with black lettering and decoration to spine in original pictorial jacket. (APG: 109b) 15,000 copies published in first American edition.
First published in the United Kingdom on 15 October 1971 by Barrie & Jenkins, London, as Much Obliged, Jeeves and in the United States on 15 October 1971 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York under the name Jeeves and the Tie That Binds is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse. The two editions have slightly different endings. Wodehouse's American editor gave the US edition its title and rewrote the last page, adding Jeeves' disclosure about the eighteen pages from the Junior Ganymede Club Book, and his expressed desire to remain permanently in Wooster's employment. Written only a few years before his death, Jeeves and the Tie that Binds is the second-to-last appearance of Wodehouse's characters, Jeeves and Bertie Wooster (the last being Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (1974). It forms the fourth and final installment of the Totleigh Towers saga, though it actually takes place at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, near the town of Market Snodsbury.
Jacket spine ends rubbed with small closed tears else a very good copy in like jacket.