Jeeves Books In Order - Books In Order (2022)

Jeeves Books In Publication Order

  1. My Man Jeeves (1919)
  2. The Inimitable Jeeves / Jeeves (1923)
  3. Carry On, Jeeves (1925)
  4. Very Good, Jeeves! (1930)
  5. Thank You, Jeeves (1933)
  6. Right Ho, Jeeves / Brinkley Manor (1934)
  7. The Code of the Woosters (1938)
  8. Joy in the Morning / Jeeves in the Morning (1947)
  9. The Mating Season (1949)
  10. Ring for Jeeves / The Return of Jeeves (1953)
  11. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (1954)
  12. Jeeves in the Offing / How Right You Are, Jeeves (1960)
  13. Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (1963)
  14. The World of Jeeves (1967)
  15. Much Obliged, Jeeves / Jeeves and the Tie That Binds (1971)
  16. Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen / The Cat-Nappers (1974)
  17. Jeeves and the Wedding Bells (2013)

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My Man Jeeves

Jeeves my man, you know is really a most extraordinary chap. So capable. Honestly, I shouldn’t know what to do without him. On broader lines he’s like those chappies who sit peering sadly over the marble battlements at the Pennsylvania Station in the place marked ‘Inquiries.’ You know the Johnnies I mean. You go up to them and say: ‘When’s the next train for Melonsquashville, Tennessee?’ and they reply, without stopping to think, ‘Two forty three, track ten, change at San Francisco.’ And they’re right every time. Well, Jeeves gives you just the same impression of omniscience…
. In _My Man Jeeves,_ affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves the ever cool and capable gentleman’s gentleman Jeeves who pulls hapless Wooster’s fat from the fire time and again weave themselves through a series of delightful adventures. But the adventures are almost beside the point: what the Jeevs stories are about is the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is cool headed and poised. A motley clutch of buffoons accompanies Jeeves’s accounts of Wooster’s misunderstandings, gaffes, and backfiring plans. This collection includes ‘Leave It to Jeeves,’ ‘Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest,’ ‘Jeeves and the Hard Boiled Egg,’ ‘Absent Treatment,’ ‘Helping Freddie,’ ‘Rallying Round Old George,’ ‘Doing Clarence a Bit of Good,’ and ‘The Aunt and the Sluggard.’ ‘Mr. Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale.’ Evelyn Waugh

The Inimitable Jeeves / Jeeves

The Inimitable Jeeves gathers a group of loosely related stories originally published in the smart magazines of the 1920s like The Strand and Cosmopolitan. These stories find wealthy airhead Bertie Wooster and his save the day butler Jeeves at their comic best. Many of the stories involve Bertie’s equally distracted pal Bingo Little, who doubles Jeeves workload by getting in and out of countless momentary love affairs and scheming to get his uncle to increase his allowance. The cast expands with witty appearances by Bertie s nettlesome cousins, Claude and Eustace; a duplicitous bookmaker named Steggles; and of course Bertie s beloved battleaxe Aunt Agatha, who s determined that Bertie must marry and she would prefer to pick the bride, thank you. Martin Jarvis expertly impersonates these whimsical characters, making The Inimitable Jeeves one of the funniest additions to Wodehouse s canon of audio books.

Carry On, Jeeves

One of literature’s most celebrated fictional duos, lovable fop Bertie Wooster and his clever valet Jeeves, take center stage in these hilarious tales. In the first four, Jeeves saves Bertie from some serious scrapes involving stolen manuscripts, unfortunate engagements, marital scandals, and jailbird friends. The other four find Bertie exiled to 1920s New York, where Jeeves rescues him from American aunts, visiting Brits, poetic chumps, and femme fatales. ‘Jeeves Takes Charge’ is chronologically the first in the series, telling how the canny valet entered Wooster’s life. ‘Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest’ expands the canvas to include Bertie’s young cousin who goes wild under his wing. ‘The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy,’ ‘Clustering Round Young Bingo,’ and ‘The Artistic Career of Corky’ are variations on the Wodehousian theme of dastardly rascals who scheme to take advantage of Bertie’s hopeless naivete. The author’s witty wordplay, eccentric characters, and incisive comedics are well served by Martin Jarvis’s pitch-perfect performance.

Very Good, Jeeves!

P G Wodehouse is recognised as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century. His characters and settings have entered our language and our mythology. Launched on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death, the ‘Everyman Wodehouse’ will eventually contain all the novels and stories, edited and reset. Each ‘Everyman’ volume will be the finest edition of the master ever published. ‘Very Good Jeeves!’ 1930 is a collection of eleven short stories starring Bertie Wooster in eleven alarming predicaments from which he has to be rescued by his peerless gentleman’s gentleman. Whether Bertie is tangling with a red headed ball of fire such as Roberta Wickham, dealing with an irate headmistress, placating a rampaging aunt, puncturing the wrong hot water bottle, singing ‘Sonny Boy’, or simply trying to concentrate on his golf handicap, Jeeves is always there to help though rarely in ways which his employer expects. These brilliantly plotted stories give the essence of Wodehousian comedy.

Thank You, Jeeves

Bertie’s enthusiastic banjolele playing inspires his neighbors to have him evicted and it’s even enough to move his able butler to give notice. But the two aren’t parted for long: Bertie moves to a cottage on Baron Chuffnell’s country estate, and ‘Chuffy’ naturally hires the now available Jeeves for himself. To Bertie’s surprise, Chuffy is also hosting an American millionaire and his fetching daughter, Pauline, who once was engaged to Bertie. When her father decides that Bertie must make an honest woman of Pauline, even though she only has eyes for Chuffy, the millionaire holds Bertie captive on his yacht. Thank goodness Jeeves is there to aid in Bertie’s escape by disguising him although the disguise leads to more trouble for Bertie, particularly with the local police. Fortunately, Jeeves just might have a solution that will fix everything. Jonathan Cecil brings to his reading of this lively tale years of experience in delivering Wodehouse’s works to the writer’s many fans.

Right Ho, Jeeves / Brinkley Manor

a bit about it: Returning from Cannes after several weeks with his Aunt Dahlia Travers, her daughter Angela, and Angela’s friend Madeline Bassett, Bertie is informed that Gussie Fink Nottle has been a frequent caller. And not for Bertie’s company, it turns out rather, to consult with Jeeves in matters of the heart. Gussie is in love with Madeline and has decamped from Hampshire to the metrop to court her. Jeeves advises him to accept her invitation to a fancy dress ball, wearing a Mephistopheles costume. When Gussie muddles it by forgetting the address, his cabfare, and his latchkey, Bertie decides that Jeeves has lost his form, and takes on Gussie’s case. Meanwhile, Bertie’s aunt summons Bertie down to Brinkley Court to fill in for an ailing curate and distribute the prizes at Market Snodsbury Grammar School. He demurs, and finding that Madeline will be one of a house party there, sends Gussie in his stead. But when Aunt Dahlia tells him that Angela has broken off her engagement to Bertie’s old school friend Tuppy Glossop, he realises that his place is at her side, and goes to Brinkley. Jeeves has advised the young master that the way to reconcile the young couples is to ring the fire bell in the night, on the theory that the men will rush to rescue their beloveds, and tearful apologies will naturally follow. Bertie and Dahlia too take this as a further sign of Jeeves losing his grip. Instead, Bertie instructs Gussie to lay off the breakfast meats in order to convince Madeline that he pines for her. Seizing on this idea, he also instructs Tuppy to push away his plate untasted at dinner to similarly convince Angela, and as well Dahlia to soften up Uncle Tom for a touch to make up what she lost on the roulette wheel at Cannes. Unfortunately, the stream of untouched plates returning to the kitchen sends Anatole into a rage, and he gives his notice. Undaunted, Bertie attempts to address Gussie’s inability to propose to Madeline, as well as his terror at the prospect of speaking a few short words at the prize giving. He discovers that Gussie never takes anything stronger than orange juice, and devises a scheme to spike his beverage with something that will give him courage. Unfortunately, when the hour comes, Gussie has already inflicted the same cure on himself. Bertie’s plenty, on top of a dose administered by Jeeves and the ill advised cargo already sloshing around in that brilliantly lit man’s interior, affects Gussie in a spectacular fashion. He proposes to Madeline, ticks off Tom Travers properly, and delivers the speech to end all speeches at prize giving, which ends in a nasty scene. After his shameful performance, Madeline promptly returns Gussie to store, and he responds by immediately proposing to and being accepted by Angela. Tuppy, having been suspicious that another man had misappropriated Angela’s affections, now has confirmation, and sets off to disembowel Gussie with his bare hands.

The Code of the Woosters

To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language. Ben SchottFollow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. When Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th century cow creamer. Dahlia trumps Bertie’s objections by threatening to sever his standing invitation to her house for lunch, an unthinkable prospect given Bertie’s devotion to the cooking of her chef, Anatole. A web of complications grows as Bertie’s pal Gussie Fink Nottle asks for counseling in the matter of his impending marriage to Madeline Bassett. It seems Madeline isn’t his only interest; Gussie also wants to study the effects of a full moon on the love life of newts. Added to the cast of eccentrics are Roderick Spode, leader of a fascist organization called the Saviors of Britain, who also wants that cow creamer, and an unusual man of the cloth known as Rev. H. P. ‘Stinker’ Pinker. As usual, butler Jeeves becomes a focal point for all the plots and ploys of these characters, and in the end only his cleverness can rescue Bertie from being arrested, lynched, and engaged by mistake!

Joy in the Morning / Jeeves in the Morning

Bertie desperately wants to avoid the rural town of Steeple Bumpleigh, where his fearsome Aunt Agatha and her husband Lord Worplesdon Uncle Percy live, along with Bertie’s ex fianc e Florence Cray and her troubled younger brother. Nonetheless, Jeeves talks Bertie into visiting his Uncle Percy and mayhem ensues: Florence s younger brother accidentally sets fire to the cottage where Bertie is to stay, but Uncle Percy accuses Bertie of arson. Florence is now betrothed to ‘Stilton’ Cheesewright, an old school chum of Bertie’s who is now a town constable and when Florence threatens to ditch him, he decides Bertie’s up to no good. Meanwhile, Bertie promises Cousin Nobby to talk to Uncle Percy, who won’t accept her engagement to a young writer. Can Bertie reconcile the family? Only Jeeves can help him weather the storm. P.G. Wodehouse first introduced the upper class twit, Bertie Wooster, and his astonishing valet, Jeeves, in a 1915 short story entitled ‘Extricating Young Gussie.’ Many more stories and full length novels followed. Whereas Bertie s appraisals of a given predicament are often feeble and impetuous, Jeeves possesses great aplomb and common sense, married to a cool intelligence and ability to express himself with precision and economy.

The Mating Season

When Bertie Wooster visits Deverill Hall pretending to be Gussie Fink Nottle he finds himself in trouble. To begin with, there is the case of Esmond Haddock, JP, the squire of King’s Deverill, and his surging sea of Aunts. Then there is the problem with ‘Corky’ Pirbright, Constable Dobbs and the dog. Complicating Matters further, Esmond is in love with Corky, and Esmond’s cousin Gertrude with Corky’s brother, but the aunts have forbidden both unions. And, as if that were not enough, Gussie arrives in person pretending to be Bertie. There is only one person who can save Bertie from a fate worse than death so naturally, Jeeves materializes at Deverill pretendting to be someone else. All quite clear? This is another hilarious Wodehouse romp!

Ring for Jeeves / The Return of Jeeves

The only Jeeves story in which Bertie Wooster makes no appearance, involves Jeeves on secondment as butler and general factotum to William Belfry, ninth Earl of Rowcester pronounced Roaster. Despite his impressive title, Bill Belfry is broke, which may explain why he and Jeeves have been working as Silver Ring bookies, disguised in false moustaches and loud check suits. All goes well until the terrifying Captain Brabazon Biggar, big game hunter, two fisted he man and saloon bar bore, lays successful bets on two outsiders, leaving the would be bookies three thousand pounds down and on the run from their creditor. Ring For Jeeves is the story of their misadventures as they attempt to evade the incandescent Captain, combined with Bill’s attempt to sell his crumbling mansion to rich American widow, Rosalinda Spottsworth who just happens to be Brabazon Biggar’s former flame…

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

‘When Jeeves came in with the shaker, I dived at it like a seal going after a slice of fish and drained a quick one, scarcely pausing to say ‘Skin off your nose.’ The effect was magical. Wooster the timid fawn became in flash Wooster the man of iron will, ready for anything.’ But Bertie Wooster is under attack Jeeves disapproves of his new moustache and ‘Stilton’ Cheesewright is threatening to tear him from limb from limb. Will Jeeves display the feudal spirit as crisis dawns?

Jeeves in the Offing / How Right You Are, Jeeves

Fans of P. G. Wodehouse’s comic genius are legion, and their devotion to his masterful command of hilarity borders on obsession. Overlook happily feeds the obsession with four more antic selections from the master. Blandings Castle is a collection of tales concerning Lord Emsworth and the Threepwood clan, while Jeeves in the Offing finds Bertie Wooster in yet another scrape with the peerless Jeeves out of sight, on vacation! Poor Bertie nearly becomes unstuck! Young Men in Spats is Wodehouse at his most sparkling: stories concerning members of the inimitable Drones Club they may be small of brain and short on cash but they are always good for ingenious adventures. And in The Luck of the Bodkins, the action spans London, New York, Hollywood, and several transatlantic liners, as three dapper young men find themselves in various Wodehousian predicaments concerning their love lives and finances. Each volume has been reset and printed on Scottish cream wove, acid free paper, sewn and bound in cloth. These novels are elegant and essential additions to any Wodehouse fan’s library.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse wrote more than a hundred books and at least twenty film scripts, and he collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies with the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. Best known as the creator of Jeeves the impossibly wise, supremely well mannered gentleman’s gentleman and Wooster his unflaggingly affable but bumbling employer Wodehouse invokes the very British spirit of a bygone era in a gentle satire that, as Evelyn Waugh puts it, ‘satisfies the most sophisticated taste and the simplest.’ In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, fate conspires to draw Bertie Wooster back to Totleigh Towers, the site of an earlier ordeal that nearly landed our hero in prison and, worse still, in continuing danger of marriage to Madeline Bassett, the svelte and sadly syrupy daughter of the house. Only one thing stands between Bertie and the dreaded state of matrimony, and that is his good friend Gussie Fink Nottle, lover of newts and Madeline Bassett. So long as Gussie and Madeline continue to profess their undying love for each other, Bertie is safe…
but disaster looms when Gussie rebels at Madeline’s attempt to turn him into a vegetarian. Throw in the intrigues of Miss Stiffy Byng and her dog Bartholomew to gain the Reverend Stinker Pinker a vicarage, the renewed rivalry of art collectors Sir Watkyn Bassett and Bertie’s Uncle Tom, and the irresistible cooking skills of American Emerald Stoker who happens to be the younger sister of Bertie’s old friend Pauline, whom he also narrowly avoided marrying, and you have trouble of the sort that only Jeeves can mend. In other words, here is a classic version of one of the great plots of the English language from the Master himself.

The World of Jeeves

What better introduction to the wonders of P.G. Wodehouse’s writing than a collection of stories about the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his repeated rescue by Jeeves? This volume includes all the stories thirty three narrated by Bertie and one by Jeeves. None is less than good.

Much Obliged, Jeeves / Jeeves and the Tie That Binds

A Bertie and Jeeves classic, featuring the Junior Ganymede, a Market Snodsbury election, and the Observer crossword puzzle.

Jeeves, who has saved Bertie Wooster so often in the past, may finally prove to be the unwitting cause of this young master’s undoing in Jeeves and the Tie that Binds. The Junior Ganymede, a club for butlers in London’s fashionable West End, requires every member to provide details about the fellow he is working for. When information is inadvertently revealed to a dangerous source, it falls to Jeeves to undo the damage.

Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen / The Cat-Nappers

A tome of well mannered high comedy, from the ‘unrivaled master of the comedy of manners’ Entertainment Weekly In Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen Bertie Wooster withdraws to the village of Maiden Eggesford on doctor’s orders to ‘sleep the sleep of the just and lead the quiet Martini less life.’ Only the presence of the irrepressible Aunt Dahlia shatters the rustic peace. A classic the last book written by Woodhouse featuring Bertie and Jeeves. With each volume edited and reset and printed on Scottish cream wove, acid free paper, sewn and bound in cloth, Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen and the rest of the Wodehouse novels published by the Overlook Press are elegant additions to any Wodehouse fan’s library.

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