List of books by P. G. Wodehouse

List of books by P. G. Wodehouse

The following is a complete list of books by P. G. Wodehouse, including novels and collections of short stories, sorted first by date of publication and then by recurring characters or locations. Wodehouse's work has been anthologized, recompiled, and republished under a great many titles; only the titles as originally published are listed here and omnibus editions that merely repeat the contents of earlier books are excluded.

Many of Wodehouse's short stories appeared first in magazines and were later published in collections, some of which include tales from more than one series: "Lord Emsworth and Others", for example, contains stories about Blandings Castle, the Oldest Member, Mr Mulliner, and Freddie Widgeon. Books that cannot be neatly assigned to a single series will appear more than once in the list by series.

Chronological list

In chronological order by UK book publication date, even when the book was published first in the US or serialised in a magazine in advance of publication in book form.

List by series

Blandings Castle

The upper-class inhabitants of the fictional Blandings Castle, including the eccentric Lord Emsworth, obsessed by his prize-winning pig, the "Empress of Blandings", are the subject of eleven novels and nine short stories, written between 1915 and Wodehouse's death in 1975.

The Drones Club

The Drones Club, a raucous social club for London's idle rich, was born in the Jeeves stories. A loose number of separate stories told by various narrators, which are either told at the club, or have some events happening at the club, or a club member for protagonist. The 24 main short stories are in:

* "Mr Mulliner Speaking" (1929) – One short story (Drone Archibald at the club) in a book of nine told by Mr Mulliner
* "Young Men in Spats" (1936) – Ten short stories about members (two Archibald outside the club told by Mr Mulliner, four Widgeon, four other Drones including one Uncle Fred) in a book of eleven (the 11th a non-Drone Mulliner)
* "Lord Emsworth and Others" (1937) – One story about Drone Freddie Widgeon in a book of nine (U.S. title: "Crime Wave at Blandings")
* "Eggs, Beans and Crumpets" (1940) – Four short stories (Bingo Little) in a book of nine
* "Nothing Serious" (1950) – Two short stories (one Bingo at the club, one Widgeon outside) in a book of ten
* "A Few Quick Ones" (1959) – Four short stories (two Widgeon, two Bingo) out of ten (including one relatable Bertie story)
* "Plum Pie" (1966) – Two short stories (Bingo Little) in a book of nine

Plus several more-or-less related novels such as "Uncle Fred in the Springtime" (1939), "Barmy in Wonderland" (1952), "Cocktail Time" (1958), "Ice in the Bedroom" (1961), etc.

Golf stories

Many of Wodehouse's short stories are set against a background of the sport of golf. Most are narrated by The Oldest Member. Wodehouse also introduced a golfing motif into a few of his novels, such as "Love Among the Chickens" and "Doctor Sally".

* "The Man Upstairs" (1914) – One story in a book of nineteen
* "The Clicking of Cuthbert" (1922) – Ten stories, nine told by the Oldest Member (U.S. title: "Golf Without Tears")
* "The Heart of a Goof" (1926) – Nine Oldest Member golf stories (U.S. title: "Divots")
* "Mr Mulliner Speaking" (1929) – Mr Mulliner narrates one golfing story
* "Lord Emsworth and Others" (1937) – Three stories in a book of nine (U.S. title: "Crime Wave at Blandings")
* "Nothing Serious" (1950) – Five Oldest Member stories in a book of ten
* "A Few Quick Ones" (1959) – Two stories (one Oldest Member) in a book of ten
* "Plum Pie" (1966) – One in a book of nine

Jeeves

The wealthy, foppish Bertie Wooster narrates a number of stories and novels, which, collectively called the Jeeves canon, are Wodehouse's most famous. They recount the improbable and unfortunate situations in which Bertie and his friends find themselves, and the manner in which his ingenious valet Jeeves is always able to solve them. Many of Bertie's problems stem from his aunts, the fearsome Aunt Agatha and loving Aunt Dahlia.

* "The Man With Two Left Feet" (1917) – A collection of thirteen short stories, one of which, "Extricating Young Gussie", introduces Jeeves, Bertie, and Aunt Agatha, though Bertie's surname may be Mannering-Phipps rather than Wooster. Bertie has a cousin named Gussie Mannering-Phipps. Bertram did not have a surname, and it remains a matter of considerable debate amongst Wodehouse scholars as to whether he was indeed Bertie Wooster, or merely Bertie Mannering-Phipps.
* "My Man Jeeves" (1919) – Eight short stories, four about Jeeves and four about Reggie Pepper
* "The Inimitable Jeeves" (1923) – A collection of eleven short stories related to each other(U.S. title: "Jeeves")
* "Carry on, Jeeves" (1925) – Ten short stories, five repeated in some form from "My Man Jeeves"
* "Very Good, Jeeves" (1930) – Eleven short stories
* "Thank You, Jeeves" (1934) – The first full-length Jeeves novel
* "Right Ho, Jeeves" (1934) – (U.S. title: "Brinkley Manor")
* "The Code of the Woosters" (1938)
* "Joy in the Morning" (1946) (U.S. title: "Jeeves in the Morning")
* "The Mating Season" (1949)
* "Ring for Jeeves" (1953) – In which Bill Belfry "borrows" Jeeves from Bertie (U. S. title: "The Return of Jeeves")
* "Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit" (1954) (U.S. title: "Bertie Wooster Sees It Through")
* "A Few Quick Ones" (1959) – One Jeeves story in a book of ten
* "Jeeves in the Offing" (1960) (U.S. title: "How Right You Are, Jeeves")
* "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves" (1963)
* "Plum Pie" (1966) – One Jeeves story in a book of nine
* "Much Obliged, Jeeves" (1971) – In which appears the only mention of Jeeves's Christian name, Reginald (U.S. title: "Jeeves and the Tie That Binds")
* "Aunts Aren't Gentlemen" (1974) (U.S. title: "The Cat-nappers")

Mr Mulliner

Mr Mulliner is a long-winded pub raconteur who tells outrageous stories about his family, in these 42Mr Mulliner canon as established by omnibus "The World of Mr Mulliner", see Reggie 2007, op. cit. stories:

* "Meet Mr Mulliner" (1927) – Nine short stories
* "Mr Mulliner Speaking" (1929) – Nine short stories
* "Mulliner Nights" (1933) – Nine short stories
* "Blandings Castle" (1935) – Twelve short stories, five of which are about Mulliner
* "Young Men in Spats" (1936) – Eleven short stories about members of The Drones Club, three told by Mr Mulliner
* "Lord Emsworth and Others" (1937) – Nine short stories, one told by Mr Mulliner (U.S. title: "Crime Wave at Blandings")
* "Eggs, Beans and Crumpets" (1940) – One story in a book of nine
* "A Few Quick Ones" (1959) – Two stories in a book of ten
* "Plum Pie" (1966) – One story in a book of nine
* "The World of Mr Mulliner" (1972) – Two original stories (omnibus of all 40+2 stories)

Psmith

Psmith is an ingenious jack-of-all-trades. The worlds of Psmith and Blandings overlap, as in his final adventure Psmith visits the Castle, becomes a friend of Freddie Threepwood and is eventually employed by Lord Emsworth.

* "Mike" (1909) – Reissued in two parts as "Mike at Wrykyn" and "Mike and Psmith" in 1953; the second part also published as "Enter Psmith" in 1935
* "Psmith in the City" (1910)
* "Psmith, Journalist" (1915)
* "Leave it to Psmith" (1923)

chool stories

* "The Pothunters" (1902)
* "A Prefect's Uncle" (1903)
* "Tales of St. Austin's" (1903)
* "The Gold Bat" (1904)
* "The Head of Kay's" (1905)
* "The White Feather" (1907)
* "Mike" (1909)

Ukridge

Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge is a scheming character, always looking to enlarge his income.

* "Love Among the Chickens" (1906) – The only full-length Ukridge novel
* "Ukridge" (1924) – Ten short stories, which apparently take place before the events of "Love Among the Chickens"
* "Lord Emsworth and Others" (1937) – Three stories in a book of nine
* "Eggs, Beans and Crumpets" (1940) – Three stories in a book of nine
* "Nothing Serious" (1950) – One story in a book of ten
* "A Few Quick Ones" (1959) – One story in a book of ten
* "Plum Pie" (1966) – One story in a book of nine

Uncle Fred

Pongo Twistleton's Uncle Fred is a wily and mischievous former Pelican, with a love of taking of false identities.

* "Young Men in Spats" (1936) – Eleven short stories about members of The Drones Club, one of which ("Uncle Fred Flits By") introduces Uncle Fred
* "Uncle Fred in the Springtime" (1939)
* "Uncle Dynamite" (1948)
* "Cocktail Time" (1958)
* "Service With a Smile" (1961)

Other

* "William Tell Told Again" (1904)
* "Not George Washington" (1907) – A semi-autobiographical novel
* "The Globe By the Way Book" (1908) – A compilation from the column "By the Way", written by Wodehouse and Herbert Westbrook, which appeared in "The Globe"
* "The Swoop" (1909)
* "A Gentleman of Leisure" (1910)
* "The Prince and Betty" (1912)
* "The Little Nugget" (1913)
* "The Man Upstairs" – Nineteen short stories (1914)
* "Uneasy Money" (1917)
* "The Man With Two Left Feet" (1917) – a collection of thirteen short stories, one of which, "Extricating Young Gussie", introduces Jeeves, Bertie, and Aunt Agatha
* "Piccadilly Jim" – Partially a sequel to "The Little Nugget" (1918)
* "My Man Jeeves" (1919) – Eight short stories, four about Jeeves and four about Reggie Pepper
* "A Damsel in Distress" (1919)
* "The Coming of Bill" (1920)
* "Jill the Reckless" (1921)
* "Indiscretions of Archie" (1921)
* "The Girl on the Boat" (1922)
* "The Adventures of Sally" (1922)
* "Bill the Conqueror" (1924)
* "Sam the Sudden" (1925)
* "The Small Bachelor" (1927)
* "Money for Nothing" (1928)
* "Big Money" (1931)
* "If I Were You" (1931)
* "Louder and Funnier" – A collection of articles originally written for Vanity Fair magazine
* "Doctor Sally" (1932)
* "Hot Water" (1932)
* "Blandings Castle" (1935) – Twelve short stories: six Blandings, five Mulliner, and one about Bobbie Wickham which does not fit into any of the series
* "The Luck of the Bodkins" (1935)
* "Laughing Gas" (1936)
* "Summer Moonshine" (1938)
* "Eggs, Beans and Crumpets" (1940) – Four short stories about Bingo Little and one about Freddie Fitch-Fitch in a book of nine
* "Quick Service" (1940)
* "Money in the Bank" (1946)
* "Spring Fever" (1948)
* "Nothing Serious" (1950) – One Bingo Little and one Conky Biddle in a book of ten
* "The Old Reliable" (1951)
* "Bring on the Girls" (1951) – An autobiographical collaboration with Guy Bolton, subtitled "The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, With Pictures To Prove It".
* "Performing Flea" (1951) – Subtitled "A Self-Portrait in Letters by P.G.Wodehouse, With an Introduction and Additional Notes by W. Townend". (U.S. title: "Author! Author!")
* "French Leave" (1956)
* "Over Seventy" (1956) – Subtitled "An Autobiography With Digressions". (U.S. title: "America, I Like You")
* "Something Fishy" (1957) (U.S. title: "The Butler Did It")
* "Ice in the Bedroom" (1961)
* "Frozen Assets" (1964)
* "Plum Pie" (1966) – Nine short stories: one about Jeeves, one golf, one Freddie Threepwood, two Bingo Little, one Ukridge, two Freddie Widgeon, and one Mr Mulliner
* "Company For Henry" (1967)
* "Do Butlers Burgle Banks?" (1968)
* "The Girl in Blue" (1970)
* "Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin" (1972)
* "Bachelors Anonymous" (1973)

Posthumous publications

Many early works were published in book form for the first time after Wodehouse's death; some of these collections are listed here

* "The Uncollected Wodehouse" (1976) (U.S. only) – Fourteen shorts written 1901-1915, five of which had appeared in "The Man Upstairs" (1914)
* "The Swoop! and Other Stories" (1979) (U.S. only) – Contains "The Swoop" and ten shorts, four of them previously uncollected
* "The Eighteen-Carat Kid and Other Stories" (1979) (U.S. only) – Contains "William Tell Told Again", three shorts and an "Epilogue"
* "A Man of Means" (1991) (UK only) – Six early shorts, written in collaboaration with C. H. Bovill
* "Plum Stones" (1993-1995) (UK only) – Twelve categorised volumes of stories and other writings
* "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere" (1997) (UK only) – Twenty-five early school stories, twelve of them set at Wrykyn
* "The Luck Stone" (1997) – An adventure novel written under the pseudonym "Basil Windham", serialised in 1908
* "Death At The Excelsior and Other Stories" (Project Gutenberg eBook, 2003) – A compilation of public-domain short stories
* "The Politeness of Princes and Other School Stories" (Project Gutenberg eBook, 2003) – A compilation of public-domain school stories
* "A Wodehouse Miscellany" (Project Gutenberg eBook, 2003) – A compilation of public-domain articles, short stories and poetry
* "A Prince for Hire" (2003) – Another blending of "Psmith, Journalist" and "The Prince and Betty" stories, originally serialised in 1931

References

; Sources consulted

* Cite web
author = Kuzmenko, Michel (The Russian Wodehouse Society)
date = 2007-03-22 update
title = "Wodehouse books"
work = Bibliography
url = http://wodehouse.ru/bibeng.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-24

* Cite web
author = Reggie
date = 2007-06-08 update
title = "Contents of "The World of Mr Mulliner"
work = Blandings, a Companion to the Works of P. G. Wodehouse
url = http://www.blandings.org.uk/book/World_Mulliner.htm
archiveurl = http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-08-09&url=http://www.blandings.org.uk/book/World_Mulliner.htm
archivedate= 2007-08-09

* Cite book
author = Usborne, Richard
title = Plum Sauce: A P. G. Wodehouse Companion
location = New York
publisher = The Overlook Press
year = 2003
pages = page 137–207
id = ISBN 1-58567-441-9

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