Not George Washington

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Not George Washington
First edition
Author P. G. Wodehouse
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Autobiographical novel
Publisher Cassell and Co.
Publication date
18 October 1907
Media type Print (hardcover)

Not George Washington is a semi-autobiographical novel by P. G. Wodehouse, written in collaboration with Herbert Westbrook. It was first published in the United Kingdom 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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