Very Good, Jeeves
First US edition cover
|Author||P. G. Wodehouse|
|20 June 1930|
Very Good, Jeeves is a collection of eleven short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, all featuring Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. It was first published in the United States on 20 June 1930 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 4 July 1930 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The stories had all previously appeared in Strand Magazine in the UK and in Liberty or Cosmopolitan magazines in the US between 1926 and 1930.
As well as Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster, the stories also feature many regular characters, including Tuppy Glossop, Bingo Little, Bobbie Wickham, Aunt Dahlia, Aunt Agatha and Sir Roderick Glossop.
The original story titles and publication dates were as follows:
- "Jeeves and the Impending Doom"
- "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy"
- UK: Strand, April 1926
- US: Liberty, 17 April 1926
- "Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit"
- UK: Strand, December 1927
- US: Liberty, 24 December 1927
- "Jeeves and the Song of Songs"
- "Episode of the Dog McIntosh" (US edition: "Jeeves and the Dog McIntosh")
- UK: Strand, October 1929
- US: Cosmopolitan, October 1929 (as "The Borrowed Dog")
- "The Spot of Art" (US edition: "Jeeves and the Spot of Art")
- UK: Strand, December 1929
- US: Cosmopolitan, December 1929
- "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina"
- UK: Strand, January 1930
- US: Cosmopolitan, January 1930
- "The Love That Purifies" (US edition: "Jeeves and the Love That Purifies")
- UK: Strand, November 1929
- US: Cosmopolitan, November 1929
- "Jeeves and the Old School Chum"
- UK: Strand, February 1930
- US: Cosmopolitan, February 1930
- "Indian Summer of an Uncle" (US edition: "The Indian Summer of an Uncle")
- UK: Strand, March 1930
- US: Cosmopolitan, March 1930
- "The Ordeal of Young Tuppy" (US edition: "Tuppy Changes His Mind")
- UK: Strand, April 1930
- US: Cosmopolitan, April 1930
- McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, pp. 57-58. ISBN 087008125X
- The Russian Wodehouse Society's page, with a list of characters in each story