Series: Blandings Castle Novels

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Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehousebook 1
Leave it to Psmith by P. G. Wodehousebook 2
Summer Lightning by P. G. Wodehousebook 3
Heavy Weather by P. G. Wodehousebook 4
Uncle Fred in the Springtime by P. G. Wodehousebook 5
Full Moon by P. G. Wodehousebook 6
Pigs Have Wings by P. G. Wodehousebook 7
Service with a Smile by P. G. Wodehousebook 8
Galahad at Blandings by P. G. Wodehousebook 9
A Pelican at Blandings by P. G. Wodehousebook 10
Sunset at Blandings by P. G. Wodehousebook 11
Best of Blandings - Summer Lightning, Service with a Smile, Pigs Have Wings, Full Moon, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Heavy Weather (6 Volume Set) by P. G. WodehouseBox Set 3-8
Lord Emsworth acts for the best : the collected Blandings short stories by P. G. WodehouseNine Short Stories
Lord Emsworth and Others by P. G. WodehouseOne short story
The Most Of P.G. Wodehouse by P. G. WodehouseOne short story
Wodehouse On Crime by P. G. WodehouseOne short story
Blandings Castle by P. G. WodehouseSix short stories
Nothing Serious by P. G. Wodehouse one short story
Life at Blandings by P. G. Wodehouseomnibus 1, 3-4
The World of Blandings by P. G. Wodehouseomnibus 1, 3, Three short stories
Uncle Fred: An Omnibus: Uncle Fred in the Springtime; Uncle Dynamite; Cocktail Time by P. G. Wodehouse Omnibus 5
Imperial Blandings by P. G. WodehouseOmnibus 6-8

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Series description

Since the second book in the Blandings novels, Leave it to Psmith is the last in the Psmith series, one might consider reading the earlier books in the latter series before starting on the Blandings Castle series.

The upper-class inhabitants of the fictional Blandings Castle, including the eccentric Lord Emsworth, obsessed by his prize-winning pig, the "Empress of Blandings", are the subject of eleven novels and nine short stories, written between 1915 and Wodehouse's death in 1975. This series crosses over with the Psmith series and the Uncle Fred series, and also introduces Monty Bodkin, a character who would feature in two further novels.

The short stories have all been collected into Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best, but were also published first elsewhere in collections with non-Blandings stories.

The short story collection Blandings and Elsewhere includes among its twelve stories six that take place before Summer Lightening, i.e.:

"The Custody of the Pumpkin"
"Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best"
"Company for Gertrude"
"The Go-getter"
"Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend"

In between Heavy Weather and Uncle Fred in the Springtime is the short story "The Crime Wave at Blandings," first published in Lord Emsworth and others.

Between Full Moon and Pigs Have Wings is "Birth of a Salesman," first published in Nothing Serious .

"Sticky Wicket at Blandings" takes place before Service with a Smile according to Wikipedia, although there is some debate about this, and was first published in Plum Pie.

Blandings Castle series in Wikipedia

P. G. Wodehouse bibliography in Wikipedia

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