Eggs, Beans and Crumpets

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First UK edition cover

Eggs, Beans and Crumpets is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on April 26, 1940 by Herbert Jenkins, London, then with a slightly different content in the United States on May 10, 1940 by Doubleday, Doran, New York.[1]

Most of the stories feature regular characters: Drones Club member Bingo Little, Mr Mulliner, Ukridge and, in the US edition, Freddie Widgeon and the Oldest Member.

Contents[edit]

  1. "All's Well with Bingo" (Drone Bingo Little)
  2. "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" (Drone Bingo Little)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, May 29, 1937
    • UK: Strand, June 1937
  3. "The Editor Regrets" (Drone Bingo Little)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, July 1, 1939
    • UK: Strand, September 1939
  4. "Sonny Boy" (Drone Bingo Little)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, September 2, 1939
    • UK: Strand, December 1939
  5. "Anselm Gets His Chance" (Mr Mulliner)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, July 3, 1937
    • UK: Strand, July 1937
  6. "Romance at Droitgate Spa"
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1937
    • UK: Strand, August 1937
  7. "A Bit of Luck for Mabel" (Ukridge)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, December 26, 1925
    • UK: Strand, January 1926
  8. "Buttercup Day" (Ukridge)
    • US: Saturday Evening Post, November 21, 1925
    • UK: Strand, December 1925
  9. "Ukridge and the Old Stepper" (Ukridge)
    • US: Liberty, June 9, 1928
    • UK: Strand, June 1928

The US edition of the book also included:

Missing from the US edition were "Romance at Droitgate Spa" and "All's Well with Bingo", which had been included in The Crime Wave at Blandings (1937).

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References and sources[edit]

References
  1. ^ McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, pp. 77-78. ISBN 087008125X
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