The Man with Two Left Feet

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1922 edition

The Man With Two Left Feet, and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975), first published in the UK on 8 March 1917 by Methuen & Co., London, and in the US on 1 February 1933 by A.L. Burt and Co., New York.[1] All the stories had previously appeared in periodicals, usually The Strand Magazine in the UK and The Red Book Magazine or The Saturday Evening Post in the US.

It is a fairly miscellaneous collection — most of the stories concern relationships, sports and household pets, and do not feature any of Wodehouse's regular characters; one, however, Extricating Young Gussie, is notable for the first appearance in print of two of Wodehouse's best-known characters, Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster (although Bertie's surname is not given and Jeeves's role is very small), and Bertie's fearsome Aunt Agatha.


In the US version of the book, Wilton's Holiday, Crowned Heads and the two-part The Mixer were omitted, and replaced with three other stories, Absent Treatment, Rallying Round Old George and Doing Clarence a Bit of Good, which all feature Reggie Pepper and had all appeared in the UK in My Man Jeeves (1919).

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  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. 31–32. ISBN 0-87008125-X.


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