Lord Emsworth and Others
|Author||P. G. Wodehouse|
|19 March 1937|
Lord Emsworth and Others is a collection of nine short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 19 March 1937 by Herbert Jenkins, London; it was not published in the United States. The Crime Wave at Blandings, which was published on 25 June 1937 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, is a very different collection, sharing only three of its seven titles with the UK book. Penguin Books published a UK edition of The Crime Wave at Blandings in 1966. The stories in both books had all previously appeared in both British and American magazines.
Lord Emsworth and Others contains one story set at Blandings Castle, three golf stories narrated by the Oldest Member, one story featuring Drones Club member Freddie Widgeon, one tale narrated by Mr Mulliner, and three Ukridge stories.
The Crime Wave at Blandings contains the Blandings, Mulliner and Freddie Widgeon stories, to which were added two more Drones stories, a Bingo Little story, and a novella, "The Medicine Girl", which had been published separately in the UK as Doctor Sally (1932).
- "The Crime Wave at Blandings" (Blandings Castle)
- "Buried Treasure" (Mr Mulliner)
- UK: Strand, September 1936
- US: This Week, 27 September 1936 (as "Hidden Treasure")
- "The Letter of the Law" (Oldest Member golf)
- US: Red Book, February 1936 (as "A Triple Threat Man")
- UK: Strand, April 1936
- "Farewell to Legs" (Oldest Member golf)
- US: This Week, 14 July 1935
- UK: Strand, May 1936
- "There's Always Golf" (Oldest Member golf)
- UK: Strand, March 1936
- US: Red Book, April 1936 (as "Not Out of Distance")
- "The Masked Troubadour" (Drone Freddie Widgeon)
- US: Saturday Evening Post, 28 November 1936 (as "Reggie and the Greasy Bird", with different setting & characters)
- UK: Strand, December 1936
- "Ukridge and the Home from Home" (Ukridge)
- US: Cosmopolitan, February 1931
- UK: Strand, June 1931
- "The Come-back of Battling Billson" (Ukridge)
- US: Cosmopolitan, June 1935
- UK: Strand, July 1935
- "The Level Business Head" (Ukridge)
- US: Liberty 8 May 1926
- UK: Strand, May 1926
The three Oldest Member stories had already appeared in the US edition of Young Men in Spats (1936); the three Ukridge stories were included in the US edition of Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940). The three short stories which replaced them in The Crime Wave at Blandings were "Tried in the Furnace" (from the UK edition of Young Men in Spats), and "All's Well With Bingo" and "Romance at Droitgate Spa" (both of which appeared in the UK edition of Eggs, Beans and Crumpets).
- List of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, categorised by series
References and sources
- McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, pp. 72-73. ISBN 087008125X
- Midkiff, Neil. "The Wodehouse short stories". Archived from the original on 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2006-04-24.