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P.G. Wodehouse Books In Order

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Publication Order of Jeeves Books

My Man Jeeves (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inimitable Jeeves / Jeeves (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carry On, Jeeves (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Very Good, Jeeves! (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thank You, Jeeves (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Right Ho, Jeeves / Brinkley Manor (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Code of the Woosters (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joy in the Morning / Jeeves in the Morning (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mating Season (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ring for Jeeves / The Return of Jeeves (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeeves in the Offing / How Right You Are, Jeeves (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Jeeves (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Much Obliged, Jeeves / Jeeves and the Tie That Binds (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen / The Cat-Nappers (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (By: Sebastian Faulks) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Blandings Castle Books

Something New / Something Fresh (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave it to Psmith (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Lightning / Fish Preferred (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heavy Weather (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blandings Castle and Elsewhere (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Emsworth and Others / The Crime Wave at Blandings (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Moon (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pigs Have Wings (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galahad at Blandings / The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pelican at Blandings (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Blandings (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunset at Blandings (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imperial Blandings (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mr. Mulliner Collections

Meet Mr. Mulliner (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Mulliner Speaking (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mulliner Nights (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Mr. Mulliner (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Monty Bodkin Books

The Luck of the Bodkins (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin / The Plot that Thickened (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bachelors Anonymous (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Oldest Member Books

The Clicking of Cuthbert / Golf Without Tears (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of a Goof / Divots (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Psmith Books

Mike (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psmith in the City (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psmith, Journalist (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave it to Psmith (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mike and Psmith / Enter Psmith (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mike and Psmith was originally published as part of Mike in 1909 and thus comes first in the series chronologically.

Chronological Order of Psmith Books

Mike and Psmith / Enter Psmith(1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psmith in the City(1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psmith, Journalist(1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave it to Psmith(1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mike(1909)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of School Stories Books

The Pothunters (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Prefect's Uncle (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of St. Austin's (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gold Bat & Other Stories (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Head of Kay's (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Feather (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mike at Wrykyn (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pothunters and Other School Stories (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ukridge Books

Love Among The Chickens (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ukridge / He Rather Enjoyed It (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Ukridge (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Uncle Fred Books

Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Dynamite (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cocktail Time (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Service with a Smile (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Of Uncle Fred (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

William Tell Told Again (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not George Washington (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Swoop! (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gentleman of Leisure / The Intrusion of Jimmy (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince and Betty (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Nugget (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uneasy Money (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piccadilly Jim (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Damsel in Distress (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coming of Bill / Their Mutual Child (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jill the Reckless / The Little Warrior (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Sally / Mostly Sally (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl on the Boat / Three Men and a Maid (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bill the Conqueror (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sam the Sudden / Sam in the Suberbs (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Small Bachelor (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Money for Nothing (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Money (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Were You (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Sally (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Water (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laughing Gas (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Moonshine (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Service (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Money in the Bank (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring Fever (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Reliable (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barmy in Wonderland (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
French Leave (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Fishy (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice in the Bedroom (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frozen Assets / Biffen's Millions (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Company for Henry / The Purloined Paperweight (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Do Butlers Burgle Banks? (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in Blue (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Luck Stone (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Gem Collector (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smile that Wins (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goodbye To All Cats (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amazing Hat Mystery (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mulliner’s Buck-U-Uppo (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Man Upstairs & Other Stories (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man with Two Left Feet & Other Stories (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indiscretions of Archie (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Men in Spats (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Week-End Wodehouse (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing Serious (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Few Quick Ones (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plum Pie (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vintage Wodehouse (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the Drones Club (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Plays (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Wodehouse Clergy (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Ho!: The Best of P.G. Wodehouse (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Wodehouse (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Highballs for Breakfast (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Above Average at Games (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Globe By the Way Book (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
Louder and Funnier (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Performing Flea (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bring on the Girls! (With: Guy Bolton) (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Over Seventy (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wodehouse on Wodehouse (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wodehouse Nuggets (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wodehouse on Golf (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Bedside Playboy(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Country House Murders(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Round the Christmas Fire(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Short Story Bundle(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

P.G. Wodehouse was one of the most widely renowned humorists of the 20th century.


Wodehouse was born October 15, 1881; and he died on February 14th, 1975 in a Southampton Hospital, New York, from a long illness that eventually culminated in a heart attack at the age of 93. At the time of his death, he had nearly 200 different works under his name, ranging from novels to short stories, songs, and plays.

P.G. Wodehouse’s mother was visiting her sister in England when he was born, the pair returning to Hong Kong where his father, a Magistrate, was living a few weeks later.

Wodehouse returned to Britain at a fairly early age, attending Dulwich College in London. Upon completing school, Wodehouse spent some time as a banker at the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank but soon chose to switch jobs, finding a place as a sports reporter at the old Globe Newspaper.

It was during this period that he began writing short stories. His initial literary attempts where school novels tackling life in some of England’s most famous universities; with most of his novels primarily purposed for a boys magazine known as ‘The Captain’, P.G. Wodehouse’s talent for writing comic dialogue quickly manifested.

Success came soon after. By 1910, Wodehouse had established himself in a manner that made it possible for him to reside in both the US and France. It was during this period that Wodehouse’s obsession for golf developed, the sport featuring prominently in many of his short stories.

Wodehouse and Ethel, an American Widow, met in 1913 and they were married a year later. P.G. Wodehouse was in his new home in Le Touquet, France, having tea with his wife and their friends when World War II begun, Wodehouse eventually captured by German forces and spending some time in a prison camp.

Despite his dire situation, Wodehouse was well-treated and, indeed, found the time to keep writing.

His captor, Joseph Goebbels, quickly understood what a big fish they had captured, forcing the author to make many humorous appearances on German Radio.

The political fool that he was, P.G. Wodehouse was lured more than actually forced into the position, his broadcasts, which were initially only meant to be heard in the United States, eventually finding their way to Britain and causing a lot of annoyance.

Word of the broadcasts eventually reached Wodehouse’s publishers who, far from happy, determined to have him charged with treason. However, it quickly became obvious that the author had been tricked by his German captors, P.G. Wodehouse eventually returning to America with little opposition and becoming a citizen in 1955.

Hollywood clamored to lay a claim over Wodehouse though it became quickly apparent that they only wanted his name to sell their ads and posters. None the less, his popularity waxed rather than waning, so much so that some weeks before his death, in 1975, his wartime mistakes were forgiven by the British authorities, the queen eventually knighting him.

By the time of his knighthood, Wodehouse’s health was poor and he couldn’t even attend the ceremony. Being a devout fan of P.G. Wodehouse, Queen Elizabeth offered to travel to the US to present the knighthood personally.

Wodehouse spent many of his final years in and out of the hospital, stricken by pneumonia, lung failure, and heart problems. Wodehouse did not stop writing until the very end, finding some comfort in his typewriter.

Sunset at Blandings was the last work he ever wrote, finishing nine chapters before dying in 1975.

His wife, Lady Ethel, died in 1984. The couple bore no children, though Ethel had a daughter, Leonora, from a previous marriage who Wodehouse adopted. Leonora’s death in 1942 devastated Wodehouse.

+Carry on, Jeeves

From the moment the inimitable Jeeves, the gentleman’s gentleman, glides into Bertie Wooster’s life, providing him a magical cure for hangovers, Bertie cannot help but wonder how he ever managed without him.

Jeeves goes out of his way to make his presence totally indispensable, disentangling Bertie from many a scrape with aunts, girls and unbidden guests, his ability to pull hapless fellows like Bertie out of sundry holes making him a paragon.

Carry on, Jeeves has all those wonderful elements that make a P.G. Wodehouse book so entertaining to read. The premise is fairly simple, if not a little formulaic. Bertie Wooster is an itinerant man who, along with his indolent friends, cannot stay out of trouble.

And it always falls to the Jeeves to bail them out of their many shenanigans; the joy of Wodehouse’s books comes, not from their unpredictability or intrigue, but rather P.G. Wodehouse’s funny prose and dry humor.

Wooster alone allows ‘Carry on, Jeeves’ to entertain where more inventive books have failed because of all the confusing yet humorous slang that keeps flying out of his mouth.

‘Carry on, Jeeves’ is arranged as a collection of short stories, each entangling Wooster and Jeeves in a fairly expected complication within which Wodehouse’s writing manages to elevate his predictable plots.

Admittedly, only those individuals with an appreciation for P.G. Wodehouse’s particular style of humor will find these short stories entertaining.

+The Inimitable Jeeves

Love struck Bingo Little has come to rely upon the assistance of Bertie and Jeeves each time he falls head over heels in love and back again. From Honoria Glossop to Mabel the waitress and Charlotte Cordary Rowbotham, many a woman has had an the opportunity to cast their spells over Bingo

Meanwhile, Bertie finds the task of keeping the quick-tempered aspiring actor Bassington-Bassington from the stage, this at Aunt Agatha’s behest, far harder than he might have expected. Dealing with the energetic Claude and Eustace proves no less difficult; luckily for him, the intelligent and loyal Jeeves stands ready to extricate Bertie and his friends from the tightest of spots.

The Inimitable Jeeves is a surprisingly well-structured series of short stories. The fact that the stories are sequential, revolving around a common plotline (Bingo Little’s romantic entanglements) helps the book as a whole to truly achieve its potential.

As with every P.G. Wodehouse book, The Inimitable Jeeves is highly entertaining, doing little in the way of delivering inventive plots but instead relying upon Wodehouse’s inventive writing style to avail material that is as fresh as it is funny.

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2 Responses to “P.G. Wodehouse”

  1. C.J. Long: 2 years ago

    I read some of the Jeeves books many years ago & started re-reading during the 2020 pandemic. Now I’m trying to read every P.G. Wodehouse I can find. Thanks for the useful info and background!

  2. Sean Coleman: 3 years ago

    Is there a “approved” order to read his books in? A friend has these red bound books from Wodehouse and I just happened to picked up the Ukridge book and started to read but, after a few chapters had to laid the book down, cuz I was laughing so hard. The pain was intense but a delightful way to spend a few hours a day reading such a talented writer. Though I am curious if there is a list or order these books should be read in?


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