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Publication Order of Jeeves Books

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

Publication Order of Blandings Castle Books

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

Publication Order of Mr. Mulliner Collections

Meet Mr. Mulliner (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Mulliner Speaking (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mulliner Nights (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World of Mr. Mulliner (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Monty Bodkin Books

The Luck of the Bodkins (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin / The Plot that Thickened (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bachelors Anonymous (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oldest Member Books

The Clicking of Cuthbert / Golf Without Tears (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of a Goof / Divots (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Psmith Books

Mike (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psmith in the City (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psmith, Journalist (1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leave it to Psmith (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mike and Psmith / Enter Psmith (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psmith in the City(1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psmith, Journalist(1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leave it to Psmith(1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mike(1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of School Stories Books

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

Publication Order of Ukridge Books

Love Among The Chickens (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ukridge / He Rather Enjoyed It (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World of Ukridge (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Uncle Fred Books

Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncle Dynamite (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cocktail Time (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Service with a Smile (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World Of Uncle Fred (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Gem Collector (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smile that Wins (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goodbye To All Cats (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazing Hat Mystery (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mulliner’s Buck-U-Uppo (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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: 1 year 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: 2 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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