‘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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Quotes from Extricating Young Fun little story about good old Bertie Wooster. 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.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Such a prolific author has to have some not-of-the-very-best material but with Plum it is still high-grade ore to mine. When I had recovered I tottered round to see Gussie. He is in New York, and I can’t get at him. The Man Upstairs and Other Stories.

You mustn’t look down on him because he’s a beginner. After the show, Gussie reveals that the girl is Ray Denison. Younf 4, at 6: She and old Danby are talking of reviving “Fun in a Tea-Shop”, and going out on the road with it.

The poor nut had got stage fright so badly that it practically eliminated his voice. In the tramcars they were absolutely standing on each other’s necks.


Find out more about OverDrive accounts. And the chappie said to Gussie, ‘There you are! This short story is hilarious!!! October 8, at 9: He did this all through the song. Most Helpful Most Recent. The Heart of a Goof. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

He’s got it in him. There I was alone in a strange city and no signs of Gussie.

She had shed her grande-dame manner completely, and was blushing and smiling. I never worked so hard in my life as I did to become a real lady.

And only Bertie can prevent their extriicating.

Jeeves Takes Charge & Extricating Young Gussie

You have no engagements. 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!

You are yougn lazy to try to be a credit to yourself, but at least you can exert yourself to younb Gussie’s disgracing us. This is illustrated in “Extricating Young Gussie”, the first story in which Bertie appears, when Aunt Agatha expresses disapproval of this manner of speaking:. At first poor old Gussie asked him to stop, but the chappie said, No, it was always done.

Wodehouse Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, — was a British novelist, short story writer, journalist, playwright, poet and lyracist, immensely popular for his sense of humor and mastery of language.

I’ve always wanted you. But love blossoms in the most unexpected places, and Bertie finds himself in a situation beyond his control. I huddled down in my seat and wished I could turn my collar up. It gyssie clearly understood why Gussie went to America.


I’m told that way back in the nineties he only had two. I groped my way out into the street and wailed for a taxi. A Damsel in Distress.

There in seven words you have a complete character sketch of my Aunt Agatha. What she meant was that, if I refused, she would exert the full bent of her natural genius to make life a Hades for me. God’s in His Heaven: The Coming of Bill.

Bertie treats us to a personal tour of New York hotels, bars and theatre. The change in the mater is marvellous. During a stay in Manhattan, Wodehouse met his wife and settled in New York, with a brief adventure in Hollywood to write screenplays.

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After some rehearsals, Gussie’s first show rolls round, and Bertie finds himself sat next to a ectricating pretty girl. This story is just too funny for words. Why did I hang about upstage while you sang “Rumpty-tiddley-umpty-ay”?

After he received a telegram from Aunt Agatha asking if she should come and help, Bertie puts her off, and resolves to avoid England for some time, “about ten years.