Order of Jeeves Books
Jeeves is a main character in a series of comic short stories and novels by English author/humourist P.G. Wodehouse. The term “Jeeves” as a generic butler name originated with this character created by Wodehouse and is now listed in the Oxford English Dictionary. The character is the valet of Bertie Wooster, often getting the rich employer out of sticky situations with a clever plan. The character was portrayed by Stephen Fry in the ITV series Jeeves and Wooster (with the latter being played by Hugh Laurie).
The Jeeves character made his debut in the short story Extricating Young Gussie, which appears in the short story collection The Man with Two Left Feet, published in 1917. The first full-fledged Jeeves book was My Man Jeeves, published in 1919. The first full-length Jeeves novel was 1934’s Thank You, Jeeves. The overall Jeeves canon consists of 35 short stories and 11 novels. The character’s final appearance was in the 1974 novel Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen (Wodehouse’s final completed work). Below is a list of P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):
Publication Order of Jeeves Books
Notes: The Inimitable Jeeves was also published as Jeeves. Right Ho, Jeeves was also known as Brinkley Manor. Ring for Jeeves is also known as The Return of Jeeves. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit was also published under the title Bertie Wooster Sees It Through. Jeeves in the Offing was also known as How Right You Are, Jeeves. Much Obliged, Jeeves is also known as Jeeves and the Tie That Binds.