Not George Washington

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Not George Washington
First edition
AuthorP. G. Wodehouse
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreAutobiographical novel
PublisherCassell and Co.
Publication date
18 October 1907
Media typePrint (hardcover)

Not George Washington is a semi-autobiographical novel by P. G. Wodehouse, written in collaboration with Herbert Westbrook. The United Kingdom is the country of first publication on 18 October 1907[1] by Cassell and Co., London.

Much of the book is a lightly fictionalised account of Wodehouse's early career as a writer and journalist in London. For example, from 1904 to 1909 Wodehouse edited the "By the Way" column for the now-defunct The Globe newspaper, while the book's main character, James Orlebar Cloyster, writes the "On Your Way" column for the Orb newspaper.

The tale is told from several viewpoints.


  1. ^ McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, p. 17. ISBN 087008125X

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