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Jeeves Takes Charge Essay & Criticism

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Critical Overview

By the time Carry On, Jeeves, the collection of stories containing "Jeeves Takes Charge," was published in 1925, Wodehouse had already firmly established himself as one of England's leading humorists. His books were usually well-received, and Carry On, Jeeves was no exception. An unidentified reviewer in the December 3, 1927 edition of the Saturday Review of Literature wrote:

We frankly admit our fondness for all the Wodehouse comics, and our especial delight in Bertie and the peerless Jeeves. The broad, rich, hilarious humor of the book places it, in our opinion, among the author's best.

Most reviews of the book were similar. However, the New York Times was somewhat more reserved in its praise:

Mr. Wodehouse's humor, diverting though it is at first, seems to be drawn too much to formula after one has read beyond a certain point. Many of the stories taken singly are nothing short of delightful. But...

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