The Jeeves and Wooster canon was written over a huge period of time, between the first short story (Extricating Young Gussie) in 1917 and Wodehouse's final novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. It consists of a dozen novels or collections of short stories, all but one story told in first-person from Bertie's point of view. All exist in a timeless world based on an idealized version of England before World War II, and take place in three main locations: London, where Bertie has a flat and is a member of the raucous Drones Club; at various stately homes in the English countryside; or in New York City and a few other locations in the U.S
Jeeves and Wooster have been portrayed three different times on television, including early-1990s portrayals by Hugh Laurie as Bertie and Stephen Fry as Jeeves that remain very popular. In the 1960s Ian Carmichael played Bertie and Dennis Price played Jeeves for the BBC. There was also a popular BBC Radio series in the 1970s starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie.