My Man Jeeves

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My Man Jeeves
First edition
AuthorP. G. Wodehouse
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherGeorge Newnes
Publication date
May 1919
Preceded by"Extricating Young Gussie"
Followed byThe Inimitable Jeeves 

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.[1] 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 Bertie Wooster.

Revised versions of all the Jeeves stories in this collection were later published in the 1925 short story collection Carry On, Jeeves. One of the Reggie Pepper stories in this collection was later rewritten as a Jeeves story, which was also included in Carry On, Jeeves.

Publication history[edit]

British cover.

The book was published in the United Kingdom in May 1919 by George Newnes; it is a collection of short stories featuring either Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, or Reggie Pepper. 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.[citation needed]

Several appeared later in rewritten form in Carry On, Jeeves (1925). "Absent Treatment", "Brother Alfred" and "Rallying Round Clarence" were included in the US version of The Man with Two Left Feet (1917).[citation needed]

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.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ McIlvaine (1990), pp.33-34, A22a.
  2. ^ McIlvaine (1990), pp.31-33, A21.


  • McIlvaine, Eileen; Sherby, Louise S.; Heineman, James H. (1990). P. G. Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist. New York: James H. Heineman Inc. ISBN 978-0-87008-125-5.
  • Midkiff, Neil (7 December 2017). "The Wodehouse short stories". Retrieved 8 February 2018.

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