Books: Of Thane and Vassal

THE RETURN OF JEEVES (219 pp.)—P. G. Wodehouse—Simon & Schuster ($3.50).

U. S. reading households have been without their favorite gentleman's gentleman for four years and five months. Now Jeeves is back, cool as dry ice and helpful as money in the bank. Old doters will not find The Return of Jeeves the finest vintage Wodehouse, but it is an adequate little yarn to while away the time that TV hasn't killed.

Jeeves is playing vassal to a new thane this time. Scatterbrained Bertie Wooster, for once apprehensive about the economic future of the British upper classes, has packed himself off to a...

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