P.G. Wodehouse reading list: the Jeeves and Wooster stories

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Suggested reading order for the Jeeves and Wooster stories, followed by some general notes and guidance for readers. By Honoria Plum.
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1. The short stories first appeared in magazine format before they were published in three volumes as The Inimitable Jeeves (1923), Carry On, Jeeves (1925) and Very Good Jeeves (1930). Their order of appearance in these volumes differs from their original magazine publication order, and some titles were changed. Additional stories were also included, as Wodehouse reworked some earlier stories featuring a character called Reggie Pepper.
The Inimitable Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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Carry On, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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Very Good, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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Right Ho, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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5. Many people start their Wodehouse reading with The Code of the Woosters. As a highly-regarded classic, it’s a volume most booksellers tend to stock. The Code of the Woosters is also a favourite with many fans, who recommend it to new readers with enthusiasm. No great harm will befall you by reading this, or any other book, out of order. But to avoid spoilers the novels are best read after the short stories, in order of publication. This will also ensure you appreciate occasional ‘in-jokes’ that reference previous instalments.
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Joy in the Morning, P. G. Wodehouse
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The Mating Season, P. G. Wodehouse
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Jeeves in the offing, P. G. Wodehouse
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10. Thank You, Jeeves features peppy Pauline Stoker, her ghastly brother Dwight, and even ghastlier father, the millionaire J. Washburn Stoker. Unless you plan to skip Thank You, Jeeves entirely (I wouldn’t advise it) it should ideally be read before the next Stoker, Pauline’s sister Emerald, pops up in Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves.
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Much obliged, Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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14. Finally, if this reading list leaves you wanting more, there’s also the 1953 novel Ring for Jeeves featuring Jeeves without Bertie Wooster.
Ring For Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
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