My Man Jeeves
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My Man Jeeves is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919 by George Newnes. Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster.
Although the book was not published in the United States, all the stories had appeared there, mostly in The Saturday Evening Post or Collier's Weekly, and in the Strand in the UK, prior to the publication of the UK book.
Several appeared later in rewritten form in Carry on, Jeeves (1925), such as "Helping Freddie", which in its later incarnation was called "Fixing It for Freddie" and featured Jeeves and Wooster. The other Reggie Pepper stories were included in the U.S. version of The Man with Two Left Feet (1917).
Jeeves and Wooster had first appeared in the short story "Extricating Young Gussie", which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1915, and was included in The Man with Two Left Feet.
- "Leave It to Jeeves" (revised for Carry On, Jeeves as "The Artistic Career of Corky")
- "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
- US: Saturday Evening Post, December 9, 1916
- UK: Strand, March 1917
- "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg"
- US: Saturday Evening Post, March 3, 1917
- UK: Strand, August 1917
- "Absent Treatment" (Reggie Pepper)
- UK: Strand, March 1911
- US: Collier's Weekly, August 22, 1911
- "Helping Freddie" (Reggie Pepper)
- UK: Strand, September 1911
- US: Pictorial Review, March 1912 (as "Lines and Business")
- "Rallying Round Old George" (Reggie Pepper)
- UK: Strand, December 1912
- US: Collier's Weekly, September 27, 1913 (as "Brother Alfred")
- "Doing Clarence a Bit of Good" (Reggie Pepper)
- UK: Strand, May 1913
- US: Pictorial Review, April 1914 (as "Rallying Round Clarence")
- "The Aunt and the Sluggard" (Jeeves and Wooster)
- US: Saturday Evening Post, April 22, 1916
- UK: Strand, August 1916
References and sources
- McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, p. 33. ISBN 087008125X
- Midkiff, Neil. "The Wodehouse short stories". "Neil Midkiff's P. G. Wodehouse pages". Retrieved 2006-04-24.
- Free eBook of My Man Jeeves at Bookglutton
- Free eBook of My Man Jeeves at Project Gutenberg
- The Russian Wodehouse Society's page, with numerous book covers and a list of characters
- Fantastic Fiction's page, with details of published editions, photos of book covers and links to used copies