From the eBookery: My Man Jeeves

I’ve made a very quick eBook of My Man Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse, from someone else’s .lit edition. I don’t know whose else’s, but they did a very nice job with emdashes, smart quotes, a table of contents.

I did some extra formatting, demarking a title page, a new table of contents (slightly nicer formatting, and now also specific TOC guide), and cleaned up the metadata (author should be last-name, first-name middle-name honorifics, in order to alphabetize correctly by author in Mobipocket-compatible browsers).

Copyright information: no copyright in the US, but copyright elsewhere is possible. Please check the laws of your country before downloading this.

My Man Jeeves has most of the stories from the newer Carry On, Jeeves (which I ranted about here), except for “Bertie Changes His Mind”. Which is a shame, because a story narrated by Jeeves is a unique item in the Jeeves canon.

Anyways, here’s the file, to download if your country allows you to:

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Go ye and enjoy the language of P. G. Wodehouse, a true master of humorous fiction. Douglas Adams himself enjoyed Wodehouse, as does Neil Gaiman; as far as I’m concerned, Wodehouse enjoys honorary Science Fiction & Fantasy status here at Spontaneous Derivation.

There’s more of Wodehouse over at Project Gutenberg, though many of the files are not formatted with, say, a hyper-linked table-of-contents and reflowable text.

Anyways, now I feel better about the travesty that is Jeeves and Friends, retold by Clare West.

4 thoughts on “From the eBookery: My Man Jeeves

  1. Oh, yays! I have several of the Wodehouse via Project Gutenberg, but the files aren’t so pretty. ::g::

    I’ll need to figure out how to do this on my Macbook soon (based on your earlier post) so I can this myself for some other stories and such.


  2. I listened to an audiobook version of Heavy Weather a week ago and absolutely loved the man’s gift for writing humorous fiction. I will dive into the prc copy with all of the enthusiasm of a new fan.

  3. You’re welcome!

    Wodehouse was such a genius. I love him.

    Converting eBooks can be simple or difficult, depending on how fussy you are. I’m a perfectionist, so the game tends to have a default setting of “Expert” (which I don’t always succeed at).

    Fortunately, a MacBook is already well-suited out of the box for working with text in multiple ways.

    I’ll probably start sharing some of my techniques on this blog; making eBooks is something that interests me a lot these days. I put in a lot of work, relatively speaking, but so do plenty of people who are into this sort of thing. I’ve seen results that are better than what you buy straight online—but then again, us non-pros don’t have to work on the same deadlines that the pros do.

    I wonder if people who got to work with printing presses Back Then felt this way. I wonder if people who work with getting stuff into print feel this way. Something like the feeling I get, anyways.

  4. Oh thanks, Will read up this version of My Man Jeeves. The version I have is nice and all, but not so, should I say, organized? Thanks again.

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