1974, a span of 59 years. Wodehouse in jeeves and the unbidden guest pdf and is used in adaptations of Jeeves stories.
Bertie Wooster but without Jeeves, though it was Jeeves who ultimately took the name “Reggie”. A valet called Jevons appears in Wodehouse’s 1914 short story “Creatures of Impulse”, and may have been an early prototype for Jeeves. Like Jeeves, Jevons is described as the perfect valet. Wodehouse suggested that the Jeeves character was inspired by an actual butler named Eugene Robinson whom Wodehouse employed for research purposes. However, Robinson worked at Wodehouse’s house in Norfolk Street where Wodehouse did not live until 1927, long after Jeeves had been created. Wodehouse witnessed Percy Jeeves bowling at Cheltenham Cricket Festival in 1913.
July 1916, less than a year after the first appearance of the Wodehouse character who would make his name a household word. Little is known about Jeeves’s early life. Silversmith dandled Jeeves on his knee frequently when Jeeves was very young, and when Jeeves is an adult, they write regularly to each other. Charlie Silversmith’s daughter Queenie Silversmith is Jeeves’s cousin.
Jeeves has three placid aunts, in contrast to Bertie Wooster’s aunts. Aunt Emily is interested in psychical research, and another aunt, Mrs. Aunt Annie, though she was widely disliked. Worplesdon’s eccentric choice of evening dress. Jeeves becomes Bertie Wooster’s valet. Washburn Stoker in the same novel. Bertie Wooster released from prison.
While working for Bertie Wooster, he occasionally pretends to be the valet of one of Bertie’s friends as part of some scheme, though he is still actually Bertie’s valet. Jeeves changed his appearance as a bookmaker’s clerk, though in the play, Jeeves also impersonates a medieval ghost named Lady Agatha, wearing makeup and women’s medieval clothing to complete the disguise. In one instance, he pretends to be Bertie Wooster in a telephone conversation with playwright Percy Gorringe. London club for butlers and valets. Bertie quickly rehires Jeeves after realizing that Jeeves was right. Over the course of the short stories and novels, Jeeves helps Bertie, frequently extricating him from unwanted engagements, and also assists Bertie’s friends and relatives with various dilemmas.