List of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse


List of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse

The following is an incomplete list of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse grouped by the Wodehouse canon to which they belong, if applicable, within which they are listed by date of first publication.

"For a list of Wodehouse's books, including novels and collections of short stories, see List of books by P. G. Wodehouse."

Blandings

"Featuring the idyllic Blandings Castle, its owner Lord Emsworth or members of his family."

* "The Custody of the Pumpkin" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "Company for Gertrude" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "The Go-getter" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "The Crime Wave at Blandings" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "Birth of a Salesman" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "Sticky Wicket at Blandings" ("Plum Pie", 1966)

Golf stories

"Most of these are narrated by the Oldest Member, from his seat in the nineteenth hole."

* "Archibald's Benefit" ("The Man Upstairs", 1914)
* "The Clicking of Cuthbert" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "A Woman is only a Woman" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "A Mixed Threesome" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "Sundered Hearts" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "The Salvation of George Mackintosh" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "Ordeal by Golf" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "The Long Hole" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "The Heel of Achilles" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "The Rough Stuff" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "The Coming of Gowf" ("The Clicking of Cuthbert", 1922)
* "The Heart of a Goof" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "High Stakes" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "Keeping In with Vosper" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "Chester Forgets Himself" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "The Magic Plus Fours" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "Rodney Fails to Qualify" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "Jane Gets off the Fairway" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "The Purification of Rodney Spelvin" ("The Heart of a Goof", 1926)
* "Those in Peril on the Tee", also a Mr Mulliner story ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Letter of the Law" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "Farewell to Legs" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "There's Always Golf" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "Up From the Depths" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "Feet of Clay" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "Excelsior" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "Rodney Has a Relapse" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "Tangled Hearts" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "Scratch Man" ("A Few Quick Ones", 1959)
* "Sleepy Time" ("Plum Pie", 1966)

Jeeves

"All feature young Drones Club member Bertie Wooster and his ingenious valet, Jeeves."

"Several pairs of stories from "The Inimitable Jeeves" are often published together under a different title; these combined titles are given in parentheses."

* "Extricating Young Gussie" ("The Man With Two Left Feet, 1917)
* "Leave it to Jeeves" ("My Man Jeeves", 1919)
* "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest" ("My Man Jeeves", 1919; "Carry on Jeeves", 1925)
* "Jeeves and the Hard Boiled Egg" ("My Man Jeeves", 1919; "Carry on Jeeves", 1925)
* "Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum" and "No Wedding Bells for Bingo", ("Jeeves in the Springtime") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind" and "Pearls Mean Tears" ("Aunt Agatha Takes The Count") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "The Pride of the Woosters is Wounded" and "The Hero's Reward" ("Scoring Off Jeeves") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "Introducing Claude and Eustace" and "Sir Roderick Comes To Lunch" ("Sir Roderick Comes To Lunch") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "A Letter of Introduction" and "Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant" ("Jeeves and the Chump Cyril") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "Comrade Bingo" and "Bingo Has a Bad Goodwood" ("Comrade Bingo") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "The Great Sermon Handicap" ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "The Purity of the Turf" ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "The Metropolitan Touch" ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace" ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "Bingo and the Little Woman" and "All's Well" ("Bingo and the Little Woman") ("The Inimitable Jeeves", 1923)
* "Jeeves Takes Charge" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "The Artistic Career of Corky" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "The Aunt and the Sluggard" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "Without the Option" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "Fixing it for Freddie" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "Clustering Round Young Bingo" ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "Bertie Changes His Mind", the only story which Jeeves narrates ("Carry on, Jeeves", 1925)
* "Jeeves and the Impending Doom" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "Jeeves and the Yule-tide Spirit" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "Jeeves and the Song of Songs" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "Episode of the Dog McIntosh" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "The Spot of Art" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "Jeeves and the Kid Clementina" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "The Love That Purifies" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "Jeeves and the Old School Chum" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "The Indian Summer of an Uncle" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "The Ordeal of Young Tuppy" ("Very Good, Jeeves", 1930)
* "Jeeves Makes an Omelette" ("A Few Quick Ones", 1959)
* "Jeeves and the Greasy Bird" ("Plum Pie", 1966)

Mr Mulliner

"Narrated by pub raconteur Mr Mulliner, usually told to an unsuspecting victim and concerning members of his enormous family."

* "The Truth About George" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "A Slice of Life" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "The Bishop's Move" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "Came the Dawn" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "The Story of William" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "Portrait of a Disciplinarian" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "The Romance of a Bulb-Squeezer" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "Honeysuckle Cottage" ("Meet Mr Mulliner", 1927)
* "The Reverent Wooing of Archibald" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Man Who Gave Up Smoking" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Story of Cedric" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Ordeal of Osbert Mulliner" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "Those in Peril on the Tee" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "Something Squishy" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Awful Gladness of the Mater" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Passing of Ambrose" ("Mr Mulliner Speaking", 1929)
* "The Smile that Wins" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "The Story of Webster" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "Cats Will be Cats" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "The Knightly Quest of Mervyn" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "The Voice from the Past" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "Open House" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "Best Seller" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* Strychnine in the Soup ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "Gala Night" ("Mulliner Nights", 1933)
* "Monkey Business" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "The Nodder" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "The Juice of an Orange" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "The Rise of Minna Nordstrom" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "The Castaways" ("Blandings Castle", 1935)
* "Archibald and the Masses" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "The Code of the Mulliners" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "The Fiery Wooing of Mordred" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "Buried Treasure" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "Anselm Gets His Chance" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "The Right Approach" ("A Few Quick Ones", 1959)

chool stories

"Listed in order of first magazine publication, with the school marked where known. Note that some stories seem to have been rewritten with a different location for later republication"

* "The Prize Poem" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903 / "The Eighteen-Carat Kid and Other Stories" (1979) (U.S.)) (St. Austins)
* "L'Affaire Uncle John" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "The Strange Disappearance of Mr Buxton-Smythe" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997)
* "Author!" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "The Tabby Terror" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "The Babe and the Dragon" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "Bradshaw's Little Story" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903 / "The Swoop! and Other Stories", 1979) (U.S.)) (St. Austins)
* "The Odd Trick" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "How Paine Bucked Up" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "Welch's Mile Record" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (St. Austins)
* "Harrison's Slight Error" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "How Pillingshot Scored" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "The Manoeuvres of Charteris" (a.k.a. "Out of Bounds!") ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903) (St. Austins)
* "A Shocking Affair" ("Tales of St. Austin's", 1903 / "The Swoop! and Other Stories", 1979 (U.S.)) (St. Austins)
* "Jackson's Extra" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "Blenkinsop's Benefit" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Beckford/Locksley)
* "Homeopathic Treatment" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "An Afternoon Dip" (a.k.a. "Jackson's Dip") ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997)
* "The Reformation of Study Sixteen" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "A Corner in Lines" ("The Uncollected Wodehouse", 1976 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997)
* "The Autograph Hunters" ("The Uncollected Wodehouse", 1976 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (St. Austins / Locksley)
* "Ruthless Reginald" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "The Politeness of Princes" ("The Swoop! and Other Stories", 1979 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "Shields' and the Cricket Cup" ("The Swoop! and Other Stories", 1979 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "An Affair of Boats" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "The Last Place" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "The Deserter" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "An International Affair" ("The Swoop! and Other Stories", 1979 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "A Division of Spoil" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)
* "Playing the Game" (a.k.a. "Scott's Sister") ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997)
* "Personally Conducted" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Beckford/Locksley)
* "The Guardian" ("The Swoop! and Other Stories", 1979 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Eckleton)
* "Stone and the Weed" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Sedleigh)
* "Pillingshot, Detective" ("The Uncollected Wodehouse", 1976 (U.S.) / "Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (St. Austins)
* "Pillingshot's Paper" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (St. Austins)
* "Educating Aubrey" ("Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere", 1997) (Wrykyn)

Ukridge

"Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge also appears in a single full-length novel, "Love Among the Chickens" (1906).

* "Ukridge's Dog College" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "Ukridge's Accident Syndicate" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "The Debut of Battling Billson" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "First Aid for Dora" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "The Return of Battling Billson" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "Ukridge Sees Her Through" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "No Wedding Bells for Him" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "The Long Arm of Looney Coote" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "The Exit of Battling Billson" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner" ("Ukridge", 1924)
* "Ukridge and the Home from Home" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "The Come-back of Battling Billson" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "The Level Business Head" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1937)
* "A Bit of Luck for Mabel" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "Buttercup Day" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "Ukridge and the Old Stepper" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "Success Story" ("Nothing Serious", 1950)
* "A Tithe for Charity" ("A Few Quick Ones", 1959)
* "Ukridge Starts a Bank Account" ("Plum Pie", 1966)

Reggie Pepper

Drones Clubs / Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

A subset of the Drones Club stories are those told by "Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets":

* "Fate" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "Tried in the Furnace" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "Trouble Down at Tudsleigh" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "The Amazing Hat Mystery" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "Goodbye to All Cats" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "The Luck of the Stiffhams" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "Noblesse Oblige" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "Uncle Fred Flits By" ("Young Men in Spats", 1936)
* "The Masked Troubadour" ("Lord Emsworth and Others", 1936) - (later recycled as non-Drones story "Reggie and the Greasy Bird")
* "All's Well with Bingo" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "Bingo and the Peke Crisis" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "The Editor Regrets" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)
* "Sonny Boy" ("Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets", 1940)

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References

; Sources consulted

* Cite web
author = Kuzmenko, Michel (The Russian Wodehouse Society)
date = 2006-10-21 update
title = "Wodehouse short stories"
work = Bibliography
url = http://wodehouse.ru/bibssty.htm
archiveurl = http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-08-09&url=http://wodehouse.ru/bibssty.htm
archivedate= 2007-08-09
– chronological list, with first publications
* Cite web
author = Midkiff, Neil (The Wodehouse Society [US] )
date = 2001-10
title = "The Wodehouse short stories"
work = P. G. Wodehouse pages
url = http://home.earthlink.net/~nmidkiff/pgw/story.html
archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20070217191256/http://home.earthlink.net/~nmidkiff/pgw/story.html
archivedate= 2007-02-17
– alphabetical list, with first publications and appearances in collections
* Cite web
author = Ring, Tony (The P. G. Wodehouse Society UK)
date = 2000-06
title = "Wodehouse ‘Series’ Short Stories"
work = Wodehouse Information Sheets
url = http://www.pgwodehousesociety.org.uk/is9.htm
archiveurl = http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-07-21&url=http://www.pgwodehousesociety.org.uk/is9.htm
archivedate= 2007-07-21
– Categorised list, with series

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