P. G. Wodehouse bibliography

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The following is a complete list of books by P. G. Wodehouse, including novels and collections of short stories, sorted first by date of publication and then by recurring characters or locations. Wodehouse's work has been anthologised, recompiled, and republished under a great many titles; only the titles as originally published are listed here and omnibus editions that merely repeat the contents of earlier books are excluded.

Many of Wodehouse's short stories appeared first in magazines and were later published in collections, some of which include tales from more than one series: Lord Emsworth and Others, for example, contains stories about Blandings Castle, the Oldest Member, Mr. Mulliner, and Freddie Widgeon. Books that can not be neatly assigned to a single series will appear more than once in the list by series.

Chronological list[edit]

In chronological order by UK book publication date, even when the book was published first in the US or serialised in a magazine in advance of publication in book form.[1][2]

U.K. title and date of publication U.S. title and date of publication Notes
The Pothunters 1902
A Prefect's Uncle 1903
Tales of St. Austin's 1903 Short stories
The Gold Bat 1904
William Tell Told Again 1904
The Head of Kay's 1905
Love Among the Chickens 1906 Love Among the Chickens 1909 Rewritten version published in 1921
The White Feather 1907
Not George Washington 1907 Not George Washington 1980 A semiautobiographical novel
The Globe By The Way Book 1908 Collected journalism
The Swoop! 1909 The Swoop! and Other Stories 1979
Mike 1909 Second half published as Enter Psmith in 1935; both parts released in 1953, the first half as Mike at Wrykyn and the second as Mike and Psmith
A Gentleman of Leisure 1910 The Intrusion of Jimmy 1910 An earlier version, The Gem Collector, was serialised in Ainslee's Magazine in 1909.
Psmith in the City 1910
The Prince and Betty 1912 The Prince and Betty 1912 The US edition is an entirely different book, which combines the plot of the UK edition with that of Psmith, Journalist
The Little Nugget 1913 The Little Nugget 1914
The Man Upstairs 1914 Short stories
Psmith, Journalist 1915 Serialized in The Captain in 1909. Not published in the US, the story having previously been blended into the US version of The Prince and Betty
Something Fresh 1915 Something New 1915
Uneasy Money 1917 Uneasy Money 1916
The Man with Two Left Feet 1917 The Man With Two Left Feet 1933 Short stories
Piccadilly Jim 1918 Piccadilly Jim 1917
My Man Jeeves 1919 Short stories; many rewritten for Carry on, Jeeves
A Damsel in Distress 1919 A Damsel in Distress 1919
The Coming of Bill 1920 Their Mutual Child 1919 Also known as The White Hope
Jill the Reckless 1921 The Little Warrior 1920
Indiscretions of Archie 1921 Indiscretions of Archie 1921
The Clicking of Cuthbert 1922 Golf Without Tears 1924 Short stories
The Girl on the Boat 1922 Three Men and a Maid 1922
The Adventures of Sally 1922 Mostly Sally 1923
The Inimitable Jeeves 1923 Jeeves 1923
Leave It to Psmith 1923 Leave It to Psmith 1924
Ukridge 1924 He Rather Enjoyed It 1926 Short stories
Bill the Conqueror 1924 Bill the Conqueror 1925
Carry On, Jeeves 1925 Carry On, Jeeves 1927 Short stories
Sam the Sudden 1925 Sam in the Suburbs 1925
The Heart of a Goof 1926 Divots 1927 Short stories
The Small Bachelor 1927 The Small Bachelor 1927
Meet Mr. Mulliner 1927 Meet Mr. Mulliner 1928 Short stories
Money for Nothing 1928 Money for Nothing 1928
Mr. Mulliner Speaking 1929 Mr. Mulliner Speaking 1930 Short stories
Summer Lightning 1929 Fish Preferred 1929
Very Good, Jeeves 1930 Very Good, Jeeves 1930 Short stories
Big Money 1931 Big Money 1931
If I Were You 1931 If I Were You 1931
Louder and Funnier 1932 Articles written for Vanity Fair
Doctor Sally 1932 Included in the US collection The Crime Wave at Blandings as The Medicine Girl
Hot Water 1932 Hot Water 1932
Mulliner Nights 1933 Mulliner Nights 1933 Short stories
Heavy Weather 1933 Heavy Weather 1933
Thank You, Jeeves 1934 Thank You, Jeeves 1934
Right Ho, Jeeves 1934 Brinkley Manor 1934
Blandings Castle and Elsewhere 1935 Blandings Castle 1935 Short stories
The Luck of the Bodkins 1935 The Luck of the Bodkins 1936
Young Men in Spats 1936 Young Men in Spats 1936 Short stories
Laughing Gas 1936 Laughing Gas 1936
Lord Emsworth and Others 1937 Crime Wave at Blandings 1937 Short stories
Summer Moonshine 1938 Summer Moonshine 1937
The Code of the Woosters 1938 The Code of the Woosters 1938
Uncle Fred in the Springtime 1939 Uncle Fred in the Springtime 1940
Eggs, Beans and Crumpets 1940 Eggs, Beans and Crumpets 1940 Short stories
Quick Service 1940 Quick Service 1940
Money in the Bank 1946 Money in the Bank 1942
Joy in the Morning 1947 Joy in the Morning 1946 In US also has been published as Jeeves in the Morning
Full Moon 1947 Full Moon 1947
Spring Fever 1948 Spring Fever 1948
Uncle Dynamite 1948 Uncle Dynamite 1948
The Mating Season 1949 The Mating Season 1949
Nothing Serious 1950 Nothing Serious 1951 Short stories
The Old Reliable 1951 The Old Reliable 1951
Barmy in Wonderland 1952 Angel Cake 1952
Pigs Have Wings 1952 Pigs Have Wings 1952
Ring for Jeeves 1953 The Return of Jeeves 1954
Performing Flea 1953 Author! Author! 1962 A collection of letters, with notes
Bring on the Girls! 1954 Bring on the Girls! 1953 Semiautobiographical stories, in collaboration
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit 1954 Bertie Wooster Sees It Through 1955
French Leave 1956 French Leave 1959
Over Seventy 1957 America, I Like You 1956 Reminiscences and journalism
Something Fishy 1957 The Butler Did It 1957
Cocktail Time 1958 Cocktail Time 1958
A Few Quick Ones 1959 A Few Quick Ones 1959 Short stories
Jeeves in the Offing 1960 How Right You Are, Jeeves 1960
Ice in the Bedroom 1961 The Ice in the Bedroom 1961
Service With a Smile 1962 Service With a Smile 1961
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves 1963 Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves 1963
Frozen Assets 1964 Biffen's Millions 1964
Galahad at Blandings 1965 The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood 1965
Plum Pie 1966 Plum Pie 1967 Short stories, poems, essay
Company for Henry 1967 The Purloined Paperweight 1967
Do Butlers Burgle Banks? 1968 Do Butlers Burgle Banks? 1968
A Pelican at Blandings 1969 No Nudes Is Good Nudes 1970
The Girl in Blue 1970 The Girl in Blue 1971
Much Obliged, Jeeves 1971 Jeeves and the Tie That Binds 1971
Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin 1972 The Plot That Thickened 1973
Bachelors Anonymous 1973 Bachelors Anonymous 1974
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen 1974 The Cat-nappers 1975
Sunset at Blandings 1977 Sunset at Blandings 1978 Unfinished

List by series[edit]

Blandings Castle[edit]

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 also introduces Monty Bodkin, a character who would feature in two further novels.

UK title and date of publication US title and date of publication Notes
Something Fresh 1915 Something New 1915
Leave it to Psmith 1923 1924
Summer Lightning 1929 Fish Preferred 1929
Heavy Weather 1933 1933
Blandings Castle and Elsewhere 1935 1935 Six short stories of twelve, written from 1926 to 1931, occurring before the events of Summer Lightning
Lord Emsworth and Others 1937 The Crime Wave at Blandings 1937 One short story of nine, "The Crime Wave at Blandings"
Uncle Fred in the Springtime 1939 1940
Full Moon 1947 1947
Nothing Serious 1950 1951 One short story of ten, "Birth of a Salesman"
Pigs Have Wings 1952 1952
Service With a Smile 1961 1962
Galahad at Blandings 1965 1965
Plum Pie 1966 1967 Two short stories of nine, "Sticky Wicket at Blandings" (probably to be read before Service With a Smile), and "Life With Freddie"
A Pelican at Blandings 1969 No Nudes is Good Nudes 1970
Sunset at Blandings 1977 1978 Wodehouse's final novel, unfinished when he died

The Drones Club[edit]

The Drones Club, a raucous social club for London's idle rich, was born in the Jeeves stories. A loose number of separate stories told by various narrators, which are either told at the club, or have some events happening at the club, or a club member for protagonist. The 25 main short stories are in:

Title Date of Publication Notes
Mr. Mulliner Speaking 1929 Two short stories (Drone Archibald at the club and drone Algy Crufts) in a book of nine told by Mr. Mulliner
Young Men in Spats 1936 Ten short stories about members (two Archibald outside the club told by Mr. Mulliner, four Widgeon, four other Drones including one Uncle Fred) in a book of eleven (the 11th a non-Drone Mulliner)
Lord Emsworth and Others (U.S. title: Crime Wave at Blandings) 1937 One story about Drone Freddie Widgeon in a book of nine
Eggs, Beans and Crumpets 1940 Four short stories (Bingo Little) in a book of nine
Nothing Serious 1950 Two short stories (one Bingo at the club, one Widgeon outside) in a book of ten
A Few Quick Ones 1959 Four short stories (two Widgeon, two Bingo) out of ten (including one relatable Bertie story)
Plum Pie 1966 Two short stories (Bingo Little) in a book of nine

Apart from these, there were several related novels such as Uncle Fred in the Springtime (1939), Barmy in Wonderland (1952), Cocktail Time (1958) and Ice in the Bedroom (1961).

Golf stories[edit]

Many of Wodehouse's short stories are set against a background of the sport of golf. Most are narrated by The Oldest Member. Wodehouse also introduced a golfing motif into a few of his novels, such as Love Among the Chickens and Doctor Sally.

UK title and date of publication US title Notes
The Man Upstairs 1914 One story in a book of nineteen.
The Clicking of Cuthbert 1922 Golf Without Tears Ten stories, nine told by the Oldest Member.
The Heart of a Goof 1926 Divots Nine Oldest Member golf stories.
Mr. Mulliner Speaking 1929 Mr. Mulliner narrates one golfing story.
Lord Emsworth and Others 1937 The Crime Wave at Blandings Three stories in a book of nine.
Nothing Serious 1950 Five Oldest Member stories in a book of ten.
A Few Quick Ones 1959 Two stories (one Oldest Member) in a book of ten.
Plum Pie 1966 One in a book of nine

Jeeves[edit]

The wealthy, foppish Bertie Wooster narrates a number of stories and novels, which, collectively called the Jeeves canon, are Wodehouse's most famous. They recount the improbable and unfortunate situations in which Bertie and his friends find themselves, and the manner in which his ingenious valet Jeeves is always able to solve them. Many of Bertie's problems stem from his aunts, the fearsome Aunt Agatha and loving Aunt Dahlia.

UK title and date of publication US title Notes
The Man with Two Left Feet 1917 A collection of thirteen short stories, one of which, "Extricating Young Gussie", introduces Jeeves, Bertie, and Aunt Agatha, though Bertie's surname may be Mannering-Phipps rather than Wooster. Bertie has a cousin named Gussie Mannering-Phipps. Bertram did not have a surname, and it remains a matter of considerable debate amongst Wodehouse scholars as to whether he was indeed Bertie Wooster, or merely Bertie Mannering-Phipps.
My Man Jeeves 1919 Eight short stories, four about Jeeves and four about Reggie Pepper.
The Inimitable Jeeves 1923 Jeeves A collection of eleven short stories related to each other.
Carry on, Jeeves 1925 Ten short stories, five repeated in some form from My Man Jeeves.
Very Good, Jeeves 1930 Eleven short stories.
Thank You, Jeeves 1934 The first full-length Jeeves novel.
Right Ho, Jeeves 1934 Brinkley Manor
The Code of the Woosters 1938
Joy in the Morning 1946 Jeeves in the Morning
The Mating Season 1949
Ring for Jeeves 1953 The Return of Jeeves In which Bill Belfry "borrows" Jeeves from Bertie. The only Jeeves novel in which Bertie Wooster doesn't appear, though occasionally he is referred to.
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit 1954 Bertie Wooster Sees It Through
A Few Quick Ones 1959 One Jeeves story in a book of ten.
Jeeves in the Offing 1960 How Right You Are, Jeeves
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves 1963
Plum Pie 1966 One Jeeves story in a book of nine.
Much Obliged, Jeeves 1971 Jeeves and the Tie That Binds In which appears the only mention of Jeeves's given name, Reginald.
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen 1974 The Cat-nappers

Mr. Mulliner[edit]

Mr. Mulliner is a long-winded pub raconteur who tells outrageous stories about his family, in these 42[a] stories:

Title Date of Publication Notes
Meet Mr. Mulliner 1927 Nine short stories
Mr. Mulliner Speaking 1929 Nine short stories
Mulliner Nights 1933 Nine short stories
Blandings Castle and Elsewhere 1935 Twelve short stories, five of which are about Mulliner
Young Men in Spats 1936 Eleven short stories about members of The Drones Club, three told by Mr. Mulliner

Psmith[edit]

Psmith is an ingenious jack-of-all-trades. The worlds of Psmith and Blandings overlap, as in his final adventure Psmith visits the Castle, becomes a friend of Freddie Threepwood and is eventually employed by Lord Emsworth.

School stories[edit]

Ukridge[edit]

Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge is a scheming character, always looking to enlarge his income.

Uncle Fred[edit]

Pongo Twistleton's Uncle Fred is a wily and mischievous former Pelican, with a love of taking of false identities.

Other[edit]

Posthumous publications[edit]

Many early works were published in book form for the first time after Wodehouse's death; some of these collections are listed here:

In addition, Project Gutenberg has made available ebook compilations of several short stories and articles that are in the public domain in the United States:

Other early serialised stories and poems are available in the public domain.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mr. Mulliner canon as established by omnibus The World of Mr. Mulliner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McIlvaine, Eileen; Sherby, Louise S; Heineman, James H (1990), P G Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist, New York: James H Heineman, ISBN 0-87008-125-X 
  2. ^ Mordue, Terry, "A Detailed Bibliography, with Notes", Wodehouse, PG, UK .
  3. ^ "Madame Eulalie's Rare Plums, devoted to the early works of P. G. Wodehouse". Retrieved February 2012.