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** ''Literature/JeevesInTheOffing''


* SeriousBusiness: The climax of "The Nodder" involves a debate over the correct sound that a cuckoo makes getting so heated that it climaxes with a man clarifying the matter as if he's passionately inciting a jury to acquit someone wrongfully and unjustly accused of murder.

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The climax of "The Nodder" involves a debate over the correct sound that a cuckoo makes getting so heated that it climaxes with a man clarifying the matter as if he's passionately inciting a jury to acquit someone wrongfully and unjustly accused of murder. murder.
** And of course the game.. life-centering ''religion'' of golf in all of the Oldest Member stories.


* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: The titular house of "Honeysuckle Cottage" seems to have an unerring ability to turn the life of anyone who lives in it into a plot straight out of a sentimental romance novel.

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* TheoryOfNarrativeCausality: The titular house of "Honeysuckle Cottage" seems to have an unerring ability to turn the life of anyone who lives in it into a plot straight out of a an unbearably sentimental romance novel.


* SpareToTheThrone: Lord Marshmoreton in ''A Damsel In Distress'' was the son of a younger son who never expected to inherit the estate. He'd planned to earn his living on a fruit farm in Canada, the deaths of his uncle and cousin landed him with the land and title.

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* SpareToTheThrone: Lord Marshmoreton in ''A Damsel In Distress'' was the son of a younger son who never expected to inherit the estate. He'd planned to earn his living on a fruit farm in Canada, until the deaths of his uncle and cousin landed him with the land and title.

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* SpareToTheThrone: Lord Marshmoreton in ''A Damsel In Distress'' was the son of a younger son who never expected to inherit the estate. He'd planned to earn his living on a fruit farm in Canada, the deaths of his uncle and cousin landed him with the land and title.


* UglyGuyHotWife: Sir Roderick and Lady Monica 'Moke' Carmoyle in ''Ring for Jeeves''. He's a rather beefy, red-faced aristocrat, she's described as "small and vivacious" and has a penchant for sunbathing naked. They're very fond of each other, though.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: George Orwell observed of Wodehouse that he never permitted himself the luxury of a sex joke, but in ''Ring for Jeeves'', one of the characters, Rory, repeatedly observes of his "small and vivacious" wife Monica that after spending the summer in Cannes, she's "tanned all over", the strong implication being that she's been sunbathing nude. Monica makes no attempt to deny this.[[note]]''Ring for Jeeves'' is in many ways an uncharacteristic novel for Wodehouse, being explicitly set after WW2. The upper-class characters have all had to get jobs and despite it being a Jeeves novel, Bertie isn't in it because he's off at a school which is teaching the aristocracy to support itself.[[/note]]

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Sir Roderick and Lady Monica 'Moke' Carmoyle in ''Ring for Jeeves''. He's a rather beefy, red-faced aristocrat, she's described as "small and vivacious" and has a penchant for sunbathing naked. They're very fond of each other, though.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: George Orwell observed of Wodehouse that he never permitted himself the luxury of a sex joke, but in ''Ring for Jeeves'', one of the characters, Rory, repeatedly observes of his "small and vivacious" wife Monica that after spending the summer in Cannes, she's "tanned all over", the strong implication being that she's been sunbathing nude. Monica makes no attempt to deny this.[[note]]''Ring for Jeeves'' is in many ways an uncharacteristic novel for Wodehouse, being explicitly set after WW2. The upper-class characters have all had to get jobs and despite it being a Jeeves novel, Bertie isn't in it because he's off at a school which is teaching the aristocracy to support itself.[[/note]]



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%% * GreatWhiteHunter:GreatWhiteHunter: Captain Biggar is ''Ring for Jeeves'' actually refers to himself as this, and really digs into this trope.


%% * AFriendInNeed: Many characters help others through their intrigues.

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%% * AFriendInNeed: Many of Wodehouse's characters help others through their intrigues.are motivated by helping out friends. This is especially the case in the Jeeves and Wooster stories, where appeals to Bertie's good nature are central to the plots of ''Literature/JoyInTheMorning'' and ''Literature/TheCodeOfTheWoosters''.

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** When the Irish playwright Sean O'Casey grumbled that Wodehouse was "English literature's performing flea", Wodehouse combined this with InsultBackfire and published a collection of his letters to his friend Bill Townend, calling it ''Performing Flea''.

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** ''Literature/MuchObligedJeeves''

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** ''Literature/JeevesAndTheFeudalSpirit''


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* SeriousBusiness: The climax of "The Nodder" involves a debate over the correct sound that a cuckoo makes getting so heated that it climaxes with a man clarifying the matter as if he's passionately inciting a jury to acquit someone facing a wrongful conviction on an unjust murder charge.

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* SeriousBusiness: The climax of "The Nodder" involves a debate over the correct sound that a cuckoo makes getting so heated that it climaxes with a man clarifying the matter as if he's passionately inciting a jury to acquit someone facing a wrongful conviction on an unjust murder charge.wrongfully and unjustly accused of murder.

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