I won’t attempt here to provide links to every Wodehouse site on the Web; that’s what search engines are for. If you’d like more information on societies of Plum fans throughout the world and some of the best web sites we know about, you can find what you need at www.wodehouse.org and Madame Eulalie.
This site provides some collected data on the novels and short stories for collectors and readers who are eager not to miss any of the works they can find.
If you’d like to get in contact with me or with other groups of Wodehouse fans around the world, e-mail me using one of these links:
The data sources are primarily the Millennium Wodehouse Concordance by Tony Ring, his introductions to Plum Stones, Dan Garrison’s Who’s Who in Wodehouse, and Jasen’s P. G. Wodehouse: A Portrait of a Master; I’ve added a good deal of original research, and have caught a few errors in each of these sources. I also have found the Madame Eulalie’s Rare Plums web site to be a wonderful resource, with many early items never before collected, and have joined the Madame Eulalie project team. Other Wodehouse scholars have helped with comments and suggestions, as credited on the page. I’m sure I’ve added a few errors of my own inadvertently, and don’t make any claims that this is the sum of all knowledge on the topic; it remains a work in progress.
One of the advantages of doing this in HTML tables is that I can show how the various magazine versions relate to the book versions. For instance, “Rough-Hew Them How We Will” appeared both in the Strand and in Cosmopolitan in slightly differing versions. The Strand version is essentially the one in The Man Upstairs; the Cosmopolitan one has not been collected in any book.
As you’ll see, there are still some stories not yet examined in order to make these fine distinctions, so I would be grateful for brief particulars thereon, as well as any comments, corrections or additions on any point. Send them by e-mail.
Even in its current state, it puts together data that as far as I know cannot be found in any other single place. I hope you’ll find it helpful, as I have found the process of compiling it enjoyable. Thanks especially to Tony Ring for checking some of the discrepancies against his original sources.