Ring for Jeeves

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Author: Wodehouse, P[elham] G[renville] (1881-1975)

Year: 1953

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd

Place: London

Description:

222+[1] pages. small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") issued in publisher's red cloth with black lettering to spine. (APG: 86a) First British edition.

Ring for Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 22 April 1953 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States on 15 April 1954 by Simon & Schuster, New York, under the title The Return of Jeeves. The novel features one of Wodehouse's best-known characters, Jeeves. It is the only Jeeves novel in which his employer, Bertie Wooster, does not appear (though he is mentioned). Wodehouse adapted the story from a play, Come On, Jeeves, that he had written with his lifelong friend and collaborator Guy Bolton. Although the story remains the same, there are some differences between the UK and US editions. Structurally, the sequence of early chapters is different: what is the opening chapter of the UK edition becomes chapter 5 in the US edition, with other chapters being re-arranged accordingly. And while the US edition retains the name Towcester from the play which preceded the novel, this becomes Rowcester in the UK edition. Additionally, Sir Roderick Carmoyle's employer, Harrods, is replaced with the fictional department store Harrige's in the UK edition.

Condition:

Page ends foxed. Jacket spine ends chipped, 1" x 1/2" chipped from front head corner, edge wear with chips and tears. Very good in a good to very good dust jacket.


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