The Wodehouse short stories

P. G. Wodehouse wrote so much, so well, and for so long that trying to compile a complete listing of his short fiction is a daunting task. My general criterion for inclusion in this list is whether a piece contains dialogue between named fictional characters; some short selections might better be termed vignettes or essays expressed in dialogue, but in general I lean toward inclusiveness here, and even include a few narratives about named fictional characters without dialogue and a few sketches with dialogue between unnamed characters.

Thanks to the correspondents* who have sent me updates to this listing, and to the many Wodehouse enthusiasts who help make the rarer items available! Some short-short stories never before indexed in listings like this are now included, thanks to the efforts of those behind Madame Eulalie’s Rare Plums. New discoveries and recategorization of rare items continue as these early writings are examined, as well as additional notes on items already listed, so this will be an ongoing project.

As of November 10, 2015, the table below lists 624 appearances of 235 basic stories appearing under 332 titles; of course the exact count depends on how one treats the variant versions of a story, so precise numbers are arguable. But I believe that this is the most comprehensive list available, even as a work in progress, and corrects several long-standing errors from other bibliographic sources. As more information is added, the table displays better in a wide browser window, but that makes it harder for the eye to track across the columns. I hope the background tints will make it easier to see the grouping of the variant versions of the stories.

If you enjoy this page, you may also want to visit my somewhat less daunting page of data on the Wodehouse novels.

Column 1: The stories are generally listed by the familiar titles under which they appear in book collections, but alternate titles are cross-indexed. A parenthetical title with the abbreviation cf. refers to an earlier or later story with significant plot similarities or reused elements. Without the abbreviation, parentheses indicate a series title (as with “Tales of Wrykyn”) or a subtitle.

Column 2: The number-and-letter code comes from Daniel H. Garrison’s Who’s Who in Wodehouse; for stories not included in his list I’ve followed his pattern to assign codes.

Column 3 indicates the principal series characters involved, or the genre or topic of the story if not based on recurring characters.

Columns 4-7: The initial magazine/newspaper appearances of the story and significant reprints are shown, with dates in year/month/day or year/month format. If the magazine name is formatted as a hyperlink, the story is available at the web site of Madame Eulalie’s Rare Plums; follow the link for further details. Stories published after 1922 are still under copyright in the USA and thus are not available at Madame Eulalie’s site. Column 7 shows the title as it appeared in the periodical when that differs from the collected title in column 1.

Column 8 lists the primary book collections in which the stories appear; an index to the codes is at the bottom of the table. Recently published story collections are not in general included, unless they include stories not previously collected in book form. Where I have been able to determine which of multiple magazine versions is the source for a book appearance, the book is listed in the same row of the table. If the book reference spans multiple magazine reference rows, I would be grateful for additional data about the relation between book and magazine versions.

Column 9 contains explanatory notes. By “essentially identical” I mean that the differences between versions are in American vs. British spelling and punctuation, paragraph and section formatting, or other purely copy-editorial choices. “Substantially identical” or “very similar” means that there are minor changes in wording, names, settings, currency amounts, etc., or a sentence added or omitted here and there, but the story versions proceed along the same lines throughout. Word counts are as made by Microsoft Word, and are for approximate comparison only, since hyphenation of compound words and similar formatting issues may affect the calculation.

Stories collected in The Inimitable Jeeves were sometimes split into two chapters in that book (abbreviated IJ below); I’ve indexed both chapter titles here for completeness, but I treat the original magazine story as a single unit.

Please send corrections and additional information to

—Neil Midkiff
   22 November 2015

*I'm grateful for information and suggestions from Tony Ring, Fr. Rob Bovendeaard, Arthur Robinson, Ian Michaud, John Dawson, Charles Stone-Tolcher, Michael Thompson, Anthony Smith, Brad Stevens, Bill Huey, Ananth Kaitharam, Krishnamurthy Ganapathy, Karen Shotting, Jessy Dowling, and probably a few others I've forgotten to credit.


Absent Treatment 11AT Reggie Pepper UK Strand 1911/03   M2La MMJ EJ Set in London; Reggie's uncle was in the coal business; Mary had been a hospital nurse, etc. Each version has only-by-PGW material.
US Collier's 1911/08/26   - Set in New York; Pepper fortune from safety razors; Mary had worked in a lawyer's office, etc. Slightly longer, with visit to Mary's father. EJ (Enter Jeeves) claims to use Collier's version but actually reprints British text.
Adrian Mulliner, Detective see Smile that Wins, The
Adrian Mulliner's Greatest Triumph see From a Detective's Notebook
Adventure of the Missing Bee, The 04MB Sherlock Holmes parody UK Vanity Fair-UK 1904/12/01   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short Sherlock Holmes parody, in Dr. Watson's voice. In "The Adventure of the Second Stain" (Strand, Dec. 1904), Watson tells us that Holmes has retired to bee-farming on the Sussex Downs; this is Wodehouse's immediate response.
Adventure of the Split Infinitive, The 02SI Burdock Rose/ Dr. Wotsing (school) UK Public School Magazine 1902/03   PS1 TWE Second Holmesian parody with St. Asterisk's school setting
Affair of Boats, An
(Tales of Wrykyn No. 4)
05AB school UK Captain 1905/07   TWE  
After the Otter 03AO   UK Punch 1903/06/24   - New listing, November 2013! Short vignette on hunting.
Afternoon Dip, An 04AD school UK Pearson's-UK 1904/09   - Pearson’s version ends four paragraphs earlier than the version in Greyfriars.
UK Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1925 Jackson's Dip! TWE
Against the Clock 09AC Joan Romney
UK Pearson's-UK 1909/06   -  
Ahead of Schedule
(cf. Ways to Get a Gal)
11AS   UK Grand 1910/11   MU Set in London; the two versions are substantially similar, with minor changes in wording, locations, hotels, restaurants, etc.
US Collier's 1911/01/28   - Set in New York
All's Well second half of IJ version of Bingo and the Little Woman
All's Well with Bingo 37AW Bingo Little US Sat. Eve. Post 1937/01/30   CWB EBCe Magazine versions seem essentially identical in a quick scan; in CWB Uncle Wilberforce is 76, as opposed to 86 in all other versions.
UK Strand 1937/04  
Amazing Hat Mystery, The 33AH Drones US Cosmopolitan 1933/08   YMS VW All versions substantially identical; Robinson, the cloak-room waiter, does not appear in Cosmopolitan.
UK Strand 1934/06  
Americanisation of London, The 07AL   UK Punch 1907/06/12   - New listing, November 2013! A version of Hamlet for American actors.
Another Christmas Carol 70AC Mulliner US Playboy 1970/12   WM Though story essentials are the same, magazine and book versions differ significantly, each with material not present in other version. Mr. Mulliner/Anglers’ Rest introduction not in Playboy. Dr. Potter is Wilbraham in magazine, Bill in book.
Anselm Gets His Chance 37AG Mulliner UK Strand 1937/07   EBC VW British and American texts differ by a few words here and there; Rising Mattock (British) becomes Rising Smattock in American versions.
US Sat. Eve. Post 1937/07/03  
Archibald and the Masses 35AM Mulliner US Cosmopolitan 1935/08   YMS Cosmopolitan version slightly shortened by a few sentences here and there.
UK Strand 1936/02  
Archibald's Benefit
(cf. Reginald's Record Knock)
10AB golf US Collier's 1910/03/19   MU GO First golf story, but without the Oldest Member, who first appears in “A Woman Is Only a Woman”
Archie and the Sausage Chappie 20AS Archie UK Strand 1920/04   IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/06 The Sausage Chappie
Artistic Career of Corky, The 16AC Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1916/02/05 Leave It to Jeeves - Slightly different from Strand version; EJ claims to reprint SEP version but is identical to MMJ text
UK Strand 1916/06 Leave It to Jeeves MMJ EJ With very minor changes, as "Leave It to Jeeves" in MMJ and EJ; with opening condensed, transition added, and some deletions, as "The Artistic Career of Corky" in COJ and WoJ
As It Might Have Been 05AI   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1905/02/09   - Newly listed on this site, May 2014! Short dramatic narrative parodying H. Rider Haggard's Ayesha, a sequel to She, and incidentally the return of Sherlock Holmes.
At Geisenheimer's 15AG   US Sat. Eve. Post 1915/08/21   - Very slightly longer, with more Americanisms; opening scenes told in a different order
UK Strand 1915/10 The Love-r-ly Silver Cup M2L Even M2La reprints Strand version, but paraphrases the Irving Berlin lyric in the opening and omits it later.
Aubrey's Arrested Individuality 15AA   US Vanity Fair-US 1915/05   - Printed pseudonymously as “By P. Brooke Haven”; mostly a fictional narrative, with only one reported speech.
Aunt Agatha Makes a Bloomer see Aunt Agatha Takes the Count
Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind first half of IJ version of Aunt Agatha Takes the Count
Aunt Agatha Takes the Count 22AA Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1922/04   WoJ Cr More heavily rewritten than any other Bertie/Jeeves short story. This initial appearance follows “Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch” with Bertie escaping to France to avoid Aunt Agatha after his engagement to Honoria Glossop is broken. Bertie meets Aline Hemmingway on the train from Paris; Aunt Agatha comes to France later and never recommends Aline as a bride for Bertie; Bertie restores the pearls by pretending to find them in a drawer.
US Cosmopolitan 1922/10 Aunt Agatha Makes a Bloomer (IJ) In Cosmopolitan, follows “The Metropolitan Touch”, with Bertie in England and Aunt Agatha spending the winter in the south of France, summoning Bertie to join her and meet Aline as a prospective bride. This improved version allows Bertie to tick Aunt Agatha off for wanting him to marry a thief, not merely for overlooking the pearls in a drawer. This version adapted for IJ, with opening paragraphs added as a transition from previous chapter, a few other expansions, and split into two chapters: Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind/Pearls Mean Tears
Aunt and the Sluggard, The 16AS Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1916/04/22   - Magazine versions fairly similar; each has a few significant passages missing from the other, as well as some variant wording (e.g. "evangelist"/"reformer"). EJ claims to reprint SEP but follows MMJ text, very similar to Strand version. Opening condensed, other passages added (e.g. "Providence seems to look after the chumps") for COJe and WoJ.
UK Strand 1916/08   MMJ EJ (COJe WoJ)
US Sat. Eve. Post 1971 Winter   -
Author! 01AU school UK Public School Magazine 1901/10   TSA  
Autograph Hunters, The 05AH school UK Pearson's-UK 1905/02 The Autograph Hunter UW TWE Noted in June 2014: The title is plural in posthumous book collections and in all bibliographies, but singular in Wodehouse's own account book and in Pearson’s. Metropolitan version is very similar, but transplanted to America with a few name and occupation changes, and very slight cuts/rewrites in a few places.
US Metropolitan 1922/11 Mr. Watson's Autograph
Avenged! 03AV   UK Punch 1903/02/11   - New listing, November 2013! Short dialogue with verse, continuing Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter".
Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh, The 23AR golf UK Strand 1923/01   HG F!  
US Red Book 1923/03 Rollo Podmarsh Comes To
Awful Gladness of the Mater, The 25AG Bobbie Wickham US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/03/21   MMS Mr. Mulliner frame added for book
UK Strand 1925/05  
Babe and the Dragon, The 02BD school
UK Captain 1902/02   TSA  
Back to the Garage 29BG theatre UK Strand 1929/07   PS3  
US Cosmopolitan 1929/07 Franklin's Favorite Daughter -
Back to the Land 05BK   UK Pearson's-UK 1905/08   - Newly listed here! (June 2015) Short-short sketch in the form of a diary, but with reported indirect speech between characters.
Baffled Banshee, The 03BB ghost UK Punch 1903/09/16   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: V.
Baronet's Redemption, The 04BR   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1904/10/06   - New listing, May 2014! Short-short, a takeoff on Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore.
Barrack-room Ballads 07BB   UK Punch 1907/04/03   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short about singing soldiers.
Battle of Squashy Hollow, The see Sleepy Time
Benefit Match, A 06AB James Innes
UK Windsor 1906/08   -  
Bertie Changes His Mind 22BC Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1922/08   (COJ WoJ) Narrated by Jeeves; alternate title of "Bertie Gets His Chance" erroneously shown in McIlvaine for Strand appearance. In Strand and Cosmopolitan versions, Jeeves often refers to Mr. Wooster as "the guv'nor" and writes slightly less formally, with more contractions, than in book versions (COJ and WoJ). Cosmopolitan version a bit shorter, by just a few sentences or phrases. Last sentence of magazine versions: "'You do get the damnedest silliest ideas sometimes, Jeeves,' he said."
US Cosmopolitan 1922/08  
Bertie Gets Even see Scoring Off Jeeves
Bertie Gets His Chance erroneous title in McIlvaine; see Bertie Changes His Mind
Best Policy, The 06BP   UK Pearson's-UK 1906/01   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) At the very least a humorous essay told in story form, so worth including.
Best Sauce, The 11BS bridge UK Strand 1911/07   UW Pictorial Review version, newly available at Madame Eulalie (June 2014), is set in America, and is longer at 5,607 words than Strand version of 5,186 words. Rayner’s name is Billy in US and Peter in UK version; in US version Mrs. Rastall-Retford has a grandson, Ferdie, who exposes Billy at the end; in UK version there is no child and Peter gets away with his feat. The stories are told in quite a different order and with different emphases, but the basic premise is the same and substantial portions are worded identically; still the two magazine versions differ much more than usual.
US Pictorial Review 1913/02 The Dinner of Herbs ("A Dinner of Herbs" on continuation pages 69 and 70 in magazine) -
Best Seller
(cf. Parted Ways)
30BS   US Cosmopolitan 1930/06   - Not told as a Mulliner story; George Mortimer Gossett woos Evangeline Pembury
Mulliner UK Strand 1930/07   MN Corrected information, Sept. 2013: Strand version is told by Mr. Mulliner about Egbert Mulliner wooing Evangeline Pembury, as in book version.
Between the Innings 05BI cricket UK Novel Magazine 1905/07   --> Reprinted in Wodehouse at the Wicket (Hutchinson 1997 and Arrow Books 2011)
Big Business 52BB   US Collier's 1952/12/13   - very similar to Lilliput version
UK Lilliput 1953/03   PS7  
Mulliner rewritten as Mr. Mulliner/Reginald Mulliner story FQOae WM  
Bill the Bloodhound 15BB theatre US Century 1915/02 “Bill, the Bloodhound” - Set in New York, Syracuse, Buffalo
UK Strand 1915/04   M2L M2La Set in London, Bristol, Hull
Bingo and the Little Woman 22BL Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1922/11   IJ IJ split: Bingo and the Little Woman/All's Well; only first sentence altered in IJ from magazine versions as a transition from previous chapter. All versions extremely similar; plovers' eggs have become hors d'oeuvres in WoJ collection.
US Cosmopolitan 1922/12  
Bingo and the Peke Crisis 37BP Bingo Little US Sat. Eve. Post 1937/05/29   EBC  
UK Strand 1937/06  
Bingo Bans the Bomb 65BB Bingo Little US Playboy 1965/01   PP  
UK Argosy 1965/08  
Bingo Has a Bad Goodwood second half of IJ version of Comrade Bingo
Bingo Little's Wild Night Out see Word in Season, The
Birth of a Salesman 50BS Blandings US This Week 1950/03/26   NS FQOp  
Bishop's Cat, The see Story of Webster, The
Bishop's Folly, The see Cats Will Be Cats
Bishop's Move, The 27BM Mulliner US Liberty 1927/08/20   MMM  
UK Strand 1927/09  
Bit of All Right, A see Room at the Hermitage, A
Bit of Luck for Mabel, A 25BL Ukridge US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/12/26   EBC  
UK Strand 1926/01  
Black For Luck 15BL   UK Strand 1915/06   - Same story, but rather large differences between the magazine versions in the way the story progresses and in minor characters. M2L version is much closer to Red Book text but incorporates variant readings from the Strand version as well.
US Red Book 1915/07 A Black Cat for Luck M2L
Blenkinsop's Benefit 04BB school
UK Captain 1904/08   TWE  
Bolt from the Blue, The
(A Man of Means, No. 2)
14BB Roland Bleke UK Strand 1914/05   MMeans KBMM  
US Pictorial Review 1916/06 The Episode of the Financial Napoleon
Borrowed Dog, The see Episode of the Dog McIntosh
Bradshaw's Little Story 02BL school
UK Captain 1902/07   TSA SwO  
Bramley Is So Bracing 39BI Freddie Widgeon US Sat. Eve. Post 1939/10/28   EBCa NS VW  
UK Strand 1940/12  
Brother Alfred see Rallying Round Old George
Brother Fans see One Touch of Nature
Buried Treasure 36BT Mulliner UK Strand 1936/09   LEO CWB WM  
US This Week 1936/09/27 Hidden Treasure -
Buttercup Day 25BD Ukridge US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/11/21   EBC  
UK Strand 1925/12  
By Advice of Counsel 10BA   UK Strand 1910/07   MU  
US Pictorial Review 1910/09  
Cagey Gorilla, A see Monkey Business
Came the Dawn 27CD Mulliner US Liberty 1927/06/11   MMM  
UK Strand 1927/07  
Castaways, The 33CA Mulliner
UK Strand 1933/06   BCE  
Cats Will Be Cats 32CC Mulliner US American 1932/03 The Bishop's Folly MN  
UK Strand 1932/06 The Bishop's Folly
Chatty Methods on the Bench 07CM   UK Punch 1907/03/20   - New listing, November 2013! Short dialogue about a loquacious judge.
Chester Forgets Himself 23CF golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1923/07/07   HG F!  
UK Strand 1924/05  
Clicking of Cuthbert, The 21UC golf UK Strand 1921/10 The Unexpected Clicking of Cuthbert CC VW I have not seen Elk's; Strand omits "His eye...seen it whole" in sixth paragraph, otherwise very similar to CC. CCa changes England to America, Queen's to Carnegie Hall, Mitchell and Vardon to Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, as well as Francis Ouimet Ribbed-Face Mashie Banks at the end.
US Elk's Magazine 1922/07 Cuthbert Unexpectedly Clicks
Clustering Round Young Bingo 25CR Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/02/21   COJ  
UK Strand 1925/04  
Code of the Mulliners, The 35CM Mulliner US Cosmopolitan 1935/02   YMS  
UK Strand 1935/04  
Collector, The 03TC   UK Punch Almanack
for 1903
  - New listing, November 2013! Short-short.
The Colour Line 20GF hairdressing
US McClure's 1920/03+04 The Golden Flaw - McClure's is combined issue for March-April 1920
UK Grand 1920/04   PS3  
Come-back of Battling Billson, The 35CB Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1935/06 ...Comeback... LEO EBCa  
UK Strand 1935/07  
Coming of Gowf, The 21CG golf UK Strand 1921/05   CC F! GO All versions extremely similar.
US McClure's 1921/06+07   McClure's is combined issue for June-July 1921
Company for Gertrude 28CG Blandings UK Strand 1928/09   BCE  
US Cosmopolitan 1928/10  
Compromised! see Fate
Comrade Bingo 22CB Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1922/05   WoJ (IJ) Magazine versions essentially identical other than a few omitted sentences (and inexplicably placing Goodwood in Hampshire) in Cosmopolitan. Split into two chapters in IJ: Comrade Bingo/Bingo Has a Bad Goodwood, with some slight rewriting and added transitions.
US Cosmopolitan 1922/05   -
Concealed Art 15CA Reggie Pepper UK Strand 1915/02   PS2 (EJ) Opening somewhat longer (e.g. Futurists) than in EJ; EJ claims to reprint Strand version but doesn't match it. Set in London.
US Pictorial Review 1915/07   - Pict. Review version also has Futurists in opening; set in New York; Reggie is heir to safety-razor fortune. See "Absent Treatment" above.
Consequences 03CO cricket UK Punch 1903/08/19   - New listing, November 2013! Short cricket vignette.
Corner in Lines, A 05CL school UK Pearson's-UK 1905/01   UW TWE  
Creatures of Impulse
(cf. The Crime Wave at Blandings)
14CI   UK Strand 1914/10   PS6  
US McClure's 1914/10   - slightly longer version
Crime and the Eyesight 03CE   UK Punch 1903/02/25   - New listing, November 2013! Short humorous essay in the form of a story.
Crime by Proxy 03CB   UK Onlooker 1903/09/19   - New listing, November 2015! Short tale of theft and murder (in a sense).
Crime Wave at Blandings, The
(cf. Creatures of Impulse)
36CW Blandings US Sat. Eve. Post 1936/10/10
UK Strand 1937/01  
Crowned Heads 15CH   US Argosy 1914/06   M2Le  
UK Pearson's-UK 1915/04  
Cupid and the Paint-Brush 03CP   UK Windsor 1903/04   -  
Custody of the Pumpkin, The 24CP Blandings US Sat. Eve. Post 1924/11/29   BCE  
UK Strand 1924/12  
Cuthbert Unexpectedly Clicks see Clicking of Cuthbert, The
Dastardly Behaviour of Bashmead, The 03DB   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1903/11/19   - Short-short from "Vain Tales" series, about an unscrupulous wooer taking unfair advantage of a girl's literary aspirations
Dear Old Squiffy 20DO Archie UK Strand 1920/05   IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/07  
US Golden Book 1933/01  
Death at the Excelsior 14DE   UK Pearson's-UK 1914/12 The Education of Detective Oakes - The 1915 American magazine version has recently (Nov. 2015) become available at Madame Eulalie, and it seems clear that the first several chapters of the Pearson’s version (about 8,000 words long) are abridged by simple cuts from the longer American 1915 text (about 11,000 words), while the solution of the mystery and denouement are told quite differently in Pearson’s than in the American text. I have not seen the 1955 version; the 1978 version is similar to the 1915 version but shortened somewhat.
US All-Story Cavalier Weekly 1915/03/13 The Harmonica Mystery
US The Saint Detective Mag. 1955/06 The Harmonica Mystery
US Ellery Queen 1978/05   UW PS1
Debut of Battling Billson, The 23DB Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/06 ...Début... U  
UK Strand 1923/07  
Deep Waters 10DW theatre; swimming US Collier's 1910/05/28   - Set in Ocean City; characters have left New York
UK Strand 1910/06   MU SwO Set in Marvis Bay; characters have left London
Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace, The 22EC Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1922/10   (IJ) WoJ All versions very similar; Cosmopolitan text is shorter by a few sentences; IJ version omits second paragraph of magazine versions: "I rather fancy I've touched on Claude and Eustace before...", but WoJ retains it.
US Cosmopolitan 1922/11   -
Deserter, The 05DE Mike Jackson UK Royal 1905/08   PS11 TWE  
Diary of a War-Time Honeymoon 16DW   US Vanity Fair-US 1916/05   - Newly listed here, June 2015. Short-short in diary form about an American couple in London in wartime, published under pen name of J. Walker Williams.
Dinner of Herbs, The see Best Sauce, The
Disappearance of Podmarsh, The 15DP   US Vanity Fair-US 1915/06   - Short-short tall tale about a club bore.
Disentangling Old Duggie see Disentangling Old Percy
Disentangling Old Percy 12DO Reggie Pepper US Collier's 1912/03/30 Disentangling Old Duggie EJ Set in New York. McIlvaine erroneously has this as April 30, 1912.
UK Strand 1912/08   PS2 Set in London
US Golden Book 1934/10      
Diverting Episode of the Exiled Monarch, The see Episode of the Exiled Monarch, The
Division of Spoil, A 06DS school UK Captain 1906/09   TWE  
Doing Clarence A Bit of Good
(cf. Jeeves Makes an Omelette)
13DC Reggie Pepper UK Strand 1913/05   M2La MMJ EJ Set in England; all book versions very similar to Strand text
US Pictorial Review 1914/04 Rallying Round Clarence - Set in America; EJ claims to be from Pictorial Review but actually reprints MMJ version
Doing Father a Bit of Good 20DF Archie UK Strand 1920/06 title in quotation marks IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/08  
Dog-Eared Romance, A see Love Me, Love My Dog
Drama of To-morrow, A 02DT   UK London Echo 1902/12/13   - New listing, June 2015! Short-short humorous sketch with indirectly described dialogue between named characters; mostly a description of an unproduced play.
Dudley Is Back to Normal
(cf. Joy Bells for Barmy)
40DI Bobbie Wickham UK Strand 1940/07   PS8  
Dudley Jones, Bore-Hunter
(cf. A New Profession)
03DJ Sherlock Holmes takeoff UK Punch 1903/04/29
  --> Reprinted as an appendix in His Last Bow, a volume of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series (1993, OUP)
Editor Regrets, The 39ER Bingo Little US Sat. Eve. Post 1939/07/01   EBC  
UK Strand 1939/09  
Educating Aubrey 11EA school UK London Magazine 1911/05   TWE  
Education of Detective Oakes, The see Death at the Excelsior
Egbert, Bull-frog 14EB   UK Punch 1914/04/01   - New listing, November 2013! Tall tale, somewhat in the style of Mark Twain.
Eighteen-Carat Kid, The 13EC   UK Captain 1913/01-03   18K  
Eighteenth Hole, The 15EH golf US Vanity Fair-US 1915/08   --> In VF as by "Melrose Granger". Third golf story, and last before introducing the Oldest Member as narrator. Collected in What Ho! The Best of P. G. Wodehouse (Hutchinson, 2000)
Episode of the Dog McIntosh 29JD JB, Bobbie Wickham UK Strand 1929/10 Jeeves and the Dog McIntosh VGJ  
US Cosmopolitan 1929/10 The Borrowed Dog
Episode of the Exiled Monarch, The
(A Man of Means, No. 5)
14EM Roland Bleke UK Strand 1914/08   MMeans KBMM Titled "The Exiled Monarch" in MMeans
US Pictorial Review 1916/09 The Diverting Episode of the Exiled Monarch
Episode of the Financial Napoleon, The see Bolt from the Blue, The
Episode of the Hired Past, The
(A Man of Means, No. 6)
14HP Roland Bleke UK Strand 1914/09   MMeans Titled "The Hired Past" in MMeans
US Pictorial Review 1916/10  
Episode of the Landlady's Daughter, The see Landlady's Daughter, The
Episode of the Live Weekly, The
(A Man of Means, No. 4)
14LW Roland Bleke UK Strand 1914/07   MMeans KBMM Titled "The Live Weekly" in MMeans
US Pictorial Review 1916/08  
Episode of the Theatrical Venture, The
(A Man of Means, No. 3)
14TV Roland Bleke UK Strand 1914/06   MMeans KBMM Titled "The Theatrical Venture" in MMeans
US Pictorial Review 1916/07  
Excelsior 48EX golf US Argosy-US 1948/07/01 The Hazards of Horace Bewstridge NS GO  
Exiled Monarch, The see Episode of the Exiled Monarch, The
Exit of Battling Billson, The 23EB Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/12   U  
UK Strand 1924/01  
Exit of Claude and Eustace, The see Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace, The
Explanation, The 02EX   UK London Echo 1902/10/10   - New listing, June 2015! Short-short humorous sketch with dialogue between unnamed characters.
Extricating Young Gussie 15EY Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1915/09/18   - virtually identical to book versions
UK Strand 1916/01   M2L EJ  
Fable, A 02AF   UK Punch 1902/10/08   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short, more a political comment than a story, but does have dialogue.
Farewell to Legs 35FL golf US This Week 1935/07/14   YMSa LEO GO  
UK Strand 1936/05  
Fat of the Land, The
(cf. Stylish Stouts)
58FL Freddie Widgeon US This Week 1958/11/02   FQO  
Fatal Kink in Algernon, The
(cf. Man Who Disliked Cats, The)
16FK   US Ladies' Home Journal 1916/01   - Same basic cat-hating situation as "The Man Who Disliked Cats" but almost completely rewritten: different characters from different countries, told in a different style and mostly from a different point of view. Jasen pairs them, as did Garrison in earlier editions; forthcoming Garrison edition gives this a new code of 16FK. McIlvaine erroneously cites this as Woman's Home Companion; Addendum to McIlvaine shows correct LHJ entry but does not note the mistaken WHC entry for deletion. Most sources wrongly omit "The" in title.
Fate 31FA Freddie Widgeon UK Strand 1931/05   YMS  
US Cosmopolitan 1931/05 Compromised!
Feet of Clay 50FC golf US This Week 1950/06/18 A Slightly Broken Romance NS GO  
Fiery Wooing of Mordred, The 34FW Mulliner US Cosmopolitan 1934/12   YMS Cr  
UK Strand 1935/02  
Fifteenth Man, The 06FM rugby football UK Windsor 1906/12   -  
Final Test, The 02FT   UK Punch 1902/10/15   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short fictional discussion on testing romance with the aid of music.
First Aid for Dora 23FA Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/07   U  
UK Strand 1923/08  
First Aid for Freddie see Sticky Wicket at Blandings
First Aid for Looney Biddle 20FA Archie UK Strand 1920/10   IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/12 First Aid for Loony Biddle
First Paying Guest, The 05FP   UK Punch 1905/06/14   - New listing, November 2013! Story set in classical times.
Fixing It for Freddie
(cf. Helping Freddie)
(cf. Unpleasantness at Kozy Kot)
26FF Jeeves & Bertie CA Canadian Home Journal 1928/09   COJ Second appearance of this plot, originally a Reggie Pepper story, later a Drones story.
Food for the Mind 03FM   UK Punch 1903/01/14   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short fictional account of teaching schoolboys to cook.
For Love or Honour 07FL   UK The Globe 1907/07/08-27   - Newly discovered, February 2014! A parody of the serial adventure thriller, in daily one-paragraph episodes in the "By The Way" column in the Globe evening newspaper, at a time when Wodehouse and Herbert Westbrook were writing the column, and apparently a collaborative effort of the two writers.
Franklin's Favorite Daughter see Back to the Garage
Freddie, Oofy, and the Beef Trust 48FO Freddie Widgeon apparently first published in The Best of Wodehouse (Pocket Books, 1949) FQO as Oofy, Freddie, and the Beef Trust in FQOe
From a Detective's Notebook 59DN Mulliner UK Punch 1959/05/20   WM  
US Escapade 1960/02  
US Ellery Queen 1975/02 Adrian Mulliner's Greatest Triumph
Gala Night 30GN Mulliner US Cosmopolitan 1930/05   MN  
UK Strand 1930/06  
George and Alfred
(cf. Rallying Round Old George)
67GA Mulliner US Playboy 1967/01   PP WM Reworking of “Rallying Round Old George,” but with a real twin Alfred rather than an imaginary one. Unusually, Mr. Mulliner is a character in the central story rather than merely a narrator of events happening to his relatives.
Ghost with Social Tastes, The 03GS ghost UK Punch 1903/08/12   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: II.
Ghostly Cause Célèbre, A 03GC ghost UK Punch 1903/08/26   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: III.
Ghost’s Point of View, The 03GP ghost UK Punch 1903/08/05   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: I.
Go-Getter, The 31GG Blandings US Cosmopolitan 1931/03 Sales Resistance BCE Jasen and Garrison omitted "The" in the title; so did I until now (Dec. 2014)
UK Strand 1931/08  
Goal-Keeper and the Plutocrat, The
(cf. The Pro; The Pitcher and...)
12GK soccer UK Strand 1912/01   MU SwO Revision of “The Pitcher and the Plutocrat” in a British aristocratic family and a soccer context; theme first explored in “The Pro.”
Golden Flaw, The see Colour Line, The
Gone Wrong 32GW     --> in The Cecil Aldin Book (Eyre & Spottiswode, 1932)
Good Angel, The 10GA Keggs UK Strand 1910/02   MU UW set in England; features Martin Rossiter
US Cosmopolitan 1910/02 The Matrimonial Sweepstakes - set in America; slightly longer; features Marvin Rossiter; first mention of "Lord Emsworth"
Good Cigar Is a Smoke, A 67GC   US Playboy 1967/12   PP  
Good-bye to All Cats 34GB Freddie Widgeon US Cosmopolitan 1934/11   YMS  
UK Strand 1934/12  
Great Fat Uncle Contest, The see Stylish Stouts
Great Sermon Handicap, The 22SH Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1922/06   (IJ) WoJ opening rewritten for IJ as a transition from previous chapter; WoJ follows Strand text
US Cosmopolitan 1922/06   - One minor cut (missing "One of the things...breakfast in bed.") otherwise essentially identical to Strand text.
Guardian, The 08GU school UK Windsor 1908/10   SwO TWE  
Harmonica Mystery, The see Death at the Excelsior
Harrison's Slight Error 03HS school UK Captain 1903/01   TSA  
Hats Off to Algernon see Leave It to Algy
Hazards of Horace Bewstridge, The see Excelsior
Heart of a Goof, The 23HG golf US Red Book 1923/09   HG F!  
UK Strand 1924/04  
Heel of Achilles, The 21HA golf UK Strand 1921/11   CC F! All versions similar and set in America at Wissahicky Glen. Minor variants: coin lost by McTavish; odds on McTavish vs. Robinson; college background of Oldest Member; specific towns (Chicago as Jopp's hometown only in CCa; Amateur Championship "up North" in Strand rather than Detroit), etc. Four different testimonials to Flesho. GO follows CC.
US Chicago Tribune; St. Louis Globe-Democrat 1922/06/11  
Helping Freddie
(cf. Fixing It for Freddie)
(cf. Unpleasantness at Kozy Kot)
11HF Reggie Pepper UK Strand 1911/09   MMJ EJ Initial appearance of this plot; rewritten for Bertie as "Fixing It for Freddie" and for Drones as "Unpleasantness at Kozy Kot". Strand version has three sentences of Reggie Pepper's self-introduction in paragraph 3, not present in MMJ. EJ version is identical to MMJ, and much different from Pictorial Review version, which it claims to reprint. See "Absent Treatment" above.
US Pictorial Review 1912/03 Lines and Business -
Hero and His Price, The 05HP   UK Punch 1905/07/19   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short about rescues for a price.
Hero's Reward, The second half of IJ version of Scoring Off Jeeves
Hidden Treasure see Buried Treasure
High Stakes 25HS golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/09/19   HG F!  
UK Strand 1925/10  
Hired Past, The see Episode of the Hired Past, The
Homœopathic Treatment 04HT school UK Royal 1904/08   TWE  
Honeysuckle Cottage 25HC Mulliner (book version) US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/01/24   MMM VW Mr. Mulliner frame added for book version (and for F&SF)
UK Strand 1925/02  
US Fantasy & SF 1958/12  
How Papa Swore in Hindustani see When Papa Swore in Hindustani "How..." erroneously listed in McIlvaine and Garrison
How Payne Bucked Up 02HP school
UK Captain 1902/10   TSA Misspelled "Paine" in Jasen and Garrison; thanks to Michael Thompson for spotting that I'd carried over their error.
How Pillingshot Scored 03HP school UK Captain 1903/05   TSA  
UK Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1926  
How's That, Umpire? 51HT cricket   NS  
How to Break into Society 16HT   US Vanity Fair-US 1916/05   - Newly included as a story here, December 2014. Printed pseudonymously as “By Pelham Grenville”; a one-act dramatic dialogue of blackmail.
Idle King, The 03IK   UK Sunday Magazine 1903/05   - An unusual moral tale, in once-upon-a-time style, about the value of hard work.
I'll Give You Some Advice see Tangled Hearts
In Alcala 11IA   UK London Magazine 1911/12   MU Possibly Wodehouse’s most serious romantic tale, with elements of realism rarely touched upon elsewhere.
Indian Summer of an Uncle 30IS Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1930/03   VGJ  
US Cosmopolitan 1930/03  
Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy, The 26IC Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1926/04   VGJ  
US Liberty 1926/04/17  
International Affair, An
(Tales of Wrykyn No. 6)
05IA school UK Captain 1905/09   SwO TWE  
Introducing Claude and Eustace first half of IJ version of Sir Roderick Comes To Lunch
It Was Only a Fire see Story of William, The
Jackson's Dip see Afternoon Dip, An
Jackson's Extra 04JE Mike Jackson UK Royal 1904/06   PS11 TWE  
Jane Gets off the Fairway 24JG golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1924/10/25   HG  
UK Strand 1924/11  
Jeeves and the Blighter spurious title; see notes to Sir Roderick Comes To Lunch
Jeeves and the Chump Cyril 18JC Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1918/06/08   - Magazine versions very similar. A notable difference: "One of these days the clan will go hurting somebody" is said by Cyril in Strand and by someone else in SEP, a line omitted altogether in IJ. Transition added (2nd & 3rd paragraphs of "A Letter of Introduction") for IJ, plus a few other interpolations and deletions. For IJ, split into two chapters: A Letter of Introduction/Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant. EJ claims to be SEP text but follows IJ.
UK Strand 1918/08   (IJ EJ)
Jeeves and the Dog McIntosh see Episode of the Dog McIntosh
Jeeves and the Greasy Bird 65JG Jeeves & Bertie US Playboy 1965/12   (PP WoJ) Magazine versions essentially identical, and much shorter than book versions. Ian Michaud notes that in magazines, Madeline Bassett and Roderick Spode play the roles taken by Honoria Glossop and Blair Eggleston in the book versions.
UK Argosy 1967/01  
Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg 17JH Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1917/03/03   - SEP version differs from British text only in a few words (e.g. "high ball"/"drink") and slight detail; all versions extremely similar; EJ follows MMJ though it claims to be from SEP
UK Strand 1917/08   MMJ COJ EJ
Jeeves and the Impending Doom 26JI Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1926/12   VGJ  
US Liberty 1927/01/08  
Jeeves and the Kid Clementina 30JK Jeeves, Bertie, Bobbie Wickham UK Strand 1930/01   VGJ  
US Cosmopolitan 1930/01  
Jeeves and the Love That Purifies 29JL Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1929/11   VGJ in VGJ as The Love that Purifies
US Cosmopolitan 1929/11  
US Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine 1987/07  
Jeeves and the Old School Chum 30JO Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1930/02   VGJ  
US Cosmopolitan 1930/02  
Jeeves and the Song of Songs 29JS Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1929/09   VGJ  
US Cosmopolitan 1929/09 The Song of Songs
Jeeves and the Spot of Art 29SA Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1929/12   VGJ in VGJ as The Spot of Art
US Cosmopolitan 1929/12  
Jeeves and the Stolen Venus see Jeeves Makes an Omelet
Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest 16JU Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1916/12/09   - All versions similar; SEP mentions Jerome D. Kern as the wearer of the Country Gentleman hat and has other minor differences. EJ claims to be SEP version but follows Strand and MMJ exactly. Some changes for COJ: "one of the scaliest affairs", "I was still in New York...", "White House Wonder" and "Broadway Special" hats, etc. WoJ follows COJ but shortens opening a bit.
UK Strand 1917/03   MMJ EJ (COJ)
Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit 27JY Jeeves, Bertie, Bobbie Wickham UK Strand 1927/12   VGJ VW  
US Liberty 1927/12/24 ...Yuletide...
US Scholastic 1939/01/07 ...Yuletide...
Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum first half of IJ version of Jeeves in the Springtime
Jeeves in the Springtime 21JS Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1921/12 ...Spring-Time... WoJ
WoJ follows Strand substantially. As the first story in IJ, opening much expanded and rearranged; split into two chapters: Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum/No Wedding Bells for Bingo. EJ claims to be from Cosmopolitan but follows IJ.
US Cosmopolitan 1921/12   - All versions nearly similar, but Cosmopolitan has a few sentences not present in any other version, so presumed closer to PGW's original.
Jeeves Makes an Omelette
(cf. Doing Clarence a Bit of Good)
59JM Jeeves & Bertie CA Star Weekly 1958/08/22   FQO WoJ "...Omelet" in FQOa; a late revision of a Reggie Pepper plot for Jeeves and Bertie
US Ellery Queen 1959/08 Jeeves and the Stolen Venus
UK Lilliput 1959/02   Lilliput version much shorter than book version
UK Argosy 1972/07    
Jeeves Takes Charge 16JT Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1916/11/18   - Magazine versions slightly different; opening rewritten for COJ, followed by WoJ and EJ (even though EJ claims to reprint SEP version).
UK Strand 1923/04   (COJ EJ)
Jeeves the Blighter see Sir Roderick Comes To Lunch
Job of Work, A
(cf. The Peer Who Worked)
13JW boxing UK Strand 1913/01   PS5 Longer (7,090 words); Freddie is Lord Freddie Bowen, an Englishman
US Collier's 1913/09/06   - Shorter (5,980 words) but contains some passages not in Strand version; Freddie is Freddie Bingham, an American of independent means
Joke and a Sequel, A 03JS ghost UK Punch 1903/10/07   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: VII.
Joy Bells for Barmy
(cf. The Right Approach)
47RA Drones UK Carnival 1946/11 A Wedding Has Been Arranged - New listing (April 2013); shortened version of this story
US Cosmopolitan 1947/10 Joy Bells for Barmy PS7  
Joy Bells for Walter 56JB golf US This Week 1956/10/17 Keep Your Temper, Walter FQOae Not in GO
UK John Bull 1957/02/16 Keep Your Temper, Walter
Juice of an Orange, The 33JO Mulliner
UK Strand 1933/02   BCE  
US American 1933/02 Love on a Diet
Keep Your Temper, Walter see Joy Bells for Walter
Keeping In with Vosper 26KI golf UK Strand 1926/03   HG  
US Liberty 1926/03/13  
Keeping It from Cuthbert see Keeping It from Harold
Keeping It from Harold 13KI boxing UK Strand 1913/12   - Set in England; slightly shorter and with minor revisions for British setting, but substantially similar to first American version.
US Illustrated Sunday Magazine 1914/04/26   Set in New York; very similar to Strand version but longer in a few places and at a guess closer to PGW's original version.
US Liberty 1926/02/27 Keeping It from Cuthbert Set in South London; though claimed to be "written exclusively for Liberty" it is much the same as the earlier Strand version, with Harold renamed Cuthbert, Major Percy in the "Army of Faith, Hope, and Charity" rather than the Salvation Army, Bill planning to fight a Frenchman named Dubois, and some rewording here and there.
Kid Brady—Light-weight:
How he Made His Début
05BL boxing US Pearson's-US 1905/09   KBMM  
How Kid Brady Assisted a Damsel in Distress 06BA boxing US Pearson's-US 1906/03   KBMM  
How Kid Brady Broke Training 05BB boxing US Pearson's-US 1905/11   KBMM  
How Kid Brady Fought for His Eyes 06BF boxing US Pearson's-US 1906/07   KBMM  
How Kid Brady Joined the Press 06BJ boxing US Pearson's-US 1906/05   KBMM  
How Kid Brady Took a Sea Voyage 07BT boxing US Pearson's-US 1907/03   KBMM Printed in magazine as "By P. S. Wodehouse"
How Kid Brady Won the Championship 06BW boxing US Pearson's-US 1906/01   KBMM  
Kind-Hearted Editor, The 08KH   UK Throne and Country 1908/12/05   -  
Kink in His Character, A see Ordeal By Golf
Knightly Quest of Mervyn, The 31KQ Freddie Widgeon US Cosmopolitan 1931/04 Quest -  
UK Strand 1931/07 Quest
Mulliner rewritten as Mr. Mulliner/Mervyn Mulliner story MN
L'Affaire Uncle John 01AF school UK Public School Magazine 1901/08   TSA  
Ladies and Gentlemen v. Players 08LG Joan Romney
UK Windsor 1908/08   -  
Landlady's Daughter, The
(A Man of Means, No. 1)
14LD Roland Bleke UK Strand 1914/04   MMeans KBMM  
US Pictorial Review 1916/05 The Episode of the Landlady's Daughter
Last Instance, The 03LI   UK Punch 1903/04/01   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short about journalism and wedding proposals.
Last Place, The
(Tales of Wrykyn No. 5)
05LP school UK Captain 1905/08   TWE  
Leave It to Algy 54LA Bingo Little US Bluebook 1954/05 The Ordeal of Bingo Little [54OB] FQO David Jasen gives incorrect title of "Hats Off to Algernon" for Bluebook version (and cites no month, just 1954). Some rewriting between "Ordeal" and book version; some character names changed.
UK John Bull 1959/05/16    
Leave It to Jeeves see Artistic Career of Corky, The
Letter of Introduction, A first half of IJ version of Jeeves and the Chump Cyril
Letter of the Law, The 36LL golf UK Strand 1936/04   YMSa LEO GO June 2013: Thanks to Krishnamurthy Ganapathy for noticing a longstanding error in the Redbook cross-reference, apparently copied from Jasen by all other sources including this page until now. Coupling this story with "A Triple Threat Man" was mistaken.
US Redbook 1936/04 Not Out of Distance
Level Business Head, The 26LB Ukridge UK Strand 1926/05   LEO EBCa  
US Liberty 1926/05/08  
Life with Freddie 66LF Blandings apparently first appeared in Plum Pie PP missing from Coronet 1978 paperback edition of PP
Lines and Business see Helping Freddie
Live Weekly, The see Episode of the Live Weekly, The
Long Arm of Looney Coote, The 23LA Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/11   U
UK Strand 1923/12  
Long Hole, The 21LH golf UK Strand 1921/08   CC Though Strand was printed first, it seems clear that McClure's text was written first; set in Long Island and New York; slightly longer and more consistent with real geography. Also both versions mention a "private cellar" which suggests Prohibition America. American text is about Rollo Bingham and Otis Jukes; they're Rupert and Arthur respectively in England. British version slightly cut; one instance of "sound" is changed to "lake" but the other isn't. I have been unable to find a Leigh, Woodfield, Little Hadley, Bayside, etc. within sixteen miles of each other.
US McClure's 1922/03   CCa F!
Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best 26LE Blandings UK Strand 1926/06   BCE  
US Liberty 1926/06/05  
Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend 28EG Blandings US Liberty 1928/10/06   BCE VW  
UK Strand 1928/11  
Lost Bowlers, The 05LB James Innes
UK Strand 1905/09   -  
Love Birds see Nodder, The
Love Me, Love My Dog 10LM Keggs US Hampton's 1910/07 The Watch Dog PS4 earliest buzzer character, Lord Bertie Fendall; Home version identical to Hampton's version; very similar to Strand version. British and American texts each have a few sentences not present in the other.
UK Strand 1910/08 “Love Me, Love My Dog.” -
US Home 1931/08 A Dog-Eared Romance -
US Green Book 1933/08 The Watch Dog - Quarterly pulp magazine; "No. 3" on cover; "Vol. I No. 3, August 1933" on contents page
Love on a Diet see Juice of an Orange, The
Love that Purifies, The see Jeeves and the Love That Purifies
Love-r-ly Silver Cup, The see At Geisenheimer's
Luck of the Stiffhams, The 33LS Drones US Cosmopolitan 1933/11   YMS
UK Strand 1934/03  
Magic Plus Fours, The 22MP golf UK Strand 1922/12   HG  
US Red Book 1923/01 The Plus Fours - Except for changing the surnames of the Cohen Bros. to Carlock and Isidore to Alfred, this is essentially identical to the Strand version. Newly noted, Sept. 2013: Red Book title begins with "The", which has been omitted by McIlvaine, Garrison, and other information sources.
Making of Mac's, The 15MM   UK Strand 1915/05   M2L Set in London; some Americanisms and inconsistencies suggest that this may possibly be edited from an American-set original even though it was the first to be printed.
US Red Book 1916/05 The Romance of "Mac's" - Set in New York; each version has a slight amount of material not in the other, and there are frequent substitutions of words (especially slang terms), but the basic story is otherwise identically told.
Man, the Maid, and the Miasma, The 10MM   UK Grand 1910/02   MU Set in London; a few minor American references retained; 4,492 words.
US Cosmopolitan 1910/06   - Set in New York; no British references, so assumed to be closer to PGW's original version. Very slightly longer at 4,514 words, though each version has phrases not found in the other.
Man Upstairs, The 10MU   UK Strand 1910/03   MU UW set in Chelsea (London)
US Cosmopolitan 1910/03 The Man Up-stairs - set in Washington Square, New York City; very slightly longer and a bit more internally consistent than Strand version, so at a guess closer to PGW's original
Man Who Disliked Cats, The
(cf. Fatal Kink in Algernon, The)
12MC   UK Strand 1912/05   MU  
Man Who Gave Up Smoking, The 29GU Mulliner UK Strand 1929/03   MMS
US Liberty 1929/03/23  
Man Who Married an Hotel, The 20MH Archie UK Strand 1920/03   IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/05 The Man Who Married a Hotel
Man with Two Left Feet, The 16TL   US Sat. Eve. Post 1916/03/18   - Magazine versions very similar, but a few differing phrases and wording changes between American and British versions.
UK Strand 1916/05   M2L
Manoeuvres of Charteris, The 03MC school
UK Captain 1903/08-09   TSA  
UK Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1927 Out of Bounds!
Man’s Inhumanity to Boy 04MI school UK Punch 1904/04/13   - New listing, November 2013! Narrative among heroes of classic boys' stories discussing school punishment.
Masked Troubadour, The 36MT   US Sat. Eve. Post 1936/11/28 Reggie and the Greasy Bird PS9 rewritten with character and setting changes
Freddie Widgeon UK Strand 1936/12   LEO CWB original version
Matrimonial Sweepstakes, The see Good Angel, The
Metropolitan Touch, The 22MT Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1922/09   IJ All versions nearly identical, except that in Strand, the wording of the "What Ho, Twing!" poster is sketchily visible in an illustration rather than set out in the story text.
US Cosmopolitan 1922/09  
Mike's Little Brother 13ML   UK Pall Mall 1913/10   - A strange little tale of Irish immigrants in New York City, with more stereotyping than usual.
Military Invasion of America, The 15MI   US Vanity Fair-US 1915/07-08   - Revision of the novel The Swoop!
Missing Mystery, The see Strychnine in the Soup
Mr. McGee's Big Day 50MM   US Ellery Queen 1950/11   PS1  
Mr. Potter Takes a Rest Cure 26PT Bobbie Wickham US Liberty 1926/01/23 The Rest Cure BCE
UK Strand 1926/02  
Misunderstood 10MI crime US Burr McIntosh Monthly 1910/05   - Original, longer version, set in the New York Bowery of Bat Jarvis and the Groome Street Gang as in Psmith, Journalist; the altercation scene beginning “Alas! the next moment” is adapted from a scene in that Psmith novel, which had so far appeared only in The Captain.
UK Nash's 1910/05   UW Much shortened and moved to London setting, with most names changed
(A Story of the Stone Age)
14MI UK Punch 1914/01/07   - New listing, November 2013! Stone Age romance of pre-alphabet love letters.
Mixed Threesome, A 20MT golf US McClure's 1920/06   - Set vaguely in America (most notably mentioning New York subway and American golfers as namesakes of hypothetical future children). Omits Oldest Member introduction, but is told in his voice beginning "Mortimer Sturgis, when I first knew him..." Much longer second paragraph about Mortimer and Betty, mentioning that she was a golfer and he wasn't; this motivation is cut in all other versions. Other textual differences are just a phrase here and there.
UK Strand 1921/03   CC F! Set vaguely in England (mentioning English money, London Tube, and British golfers as namesakes of hypothetical future children). CC essentially identical; CCa mentions American money and New York subway, but retains British golfer names at end and otherwise follows British text.
Mixer, The: He Meets a Shy Gentleman 15TM dog UK Strand 1915/11 The Mixer M2Le Set in London and in Kent; apparently edited from US original. "Eighth Avenue saloon" is usually changed to "East-end public-house" but one mention of "saloon" remains. Dog is pure white with one black eye. A few sentences are here that are not present in the Red Book version.
US Red Book 1916/06 A Very Shy Gentleman - Set in New York and on Long Island; slightly longer and apparently somewhat closer to PGW’s original. Dog is jet black, with a white chest.
Mixer, The: He Moves in Society 15MS dog UK Strand 1915/12 The Mixer M2Le As with the first Mixer story, re-set to England and shortened very slightly from an apparently American original, with many Americanisms changed to blander English wording.
US Red Book 1916/07 Breaking into Society - Set in America, with many American turns of phrase which must be original with PGW; very slightly longer than UK version.
Modern Fairy Story, A 03MF   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1903/06/25   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short from "Vain Tales" series, an updating of the old "three wishes" legend.
Monkey Business 32MB Mulliner
UK Strand 1932/12   BCE WM with Mervyn Mulliner in magazine version (changed to Montrose in books) and Oxford-educated gorilla
US American 1932/12 A Cagey Gorilla - with Mervyn Mulliner and Harvard-educated gorilla
Mother's Knee 20MK Archie UK Strand 1920/11 “Mother’s Knee” IA Both magazine appearances include the quotation marks in the story title, as it refers to the title of a song in the story.
US Cosmopolitan 1921/01 “Mother’s Knee”
Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo 26MB Mulliner US Liberty 1926/09/04   MMM  
UK Strand 1926/11  
US Fantasy & SF 1955/12  
My Cricket Drama 03CD cricket UK Punch 1903/09/02   - New listing, November 2013! Playlet with author’s introduction.
My Draper’s Opera 04DO   UK Punch 1904/09/07
  - New listing, November 2013! Scenario and lyrics for "Revival of Native Grand Opera: II."
My Medical Opera 04MO   UK Punch 1904/08/31   - New listing, November 2013! Scenario and lyrics for "Revival of Native Grand Opera: I."
New Advertising, The 06NA   UK Pearson's-UK 1906/03   - Newly listed here! (June 2015) A humorous sketch told in story form, so worth including.
New Disease—Dementia Warstocks, The 16ND   US Vanity Fair-US 1916/02   - Newly listed here! (June 2015) A humorous sketch about wartime investments told in story form, so worth including. Published under pen name “J. Plum, M.D., LL.D.”
New Line, A 05NL   UK Pearson's-UK 1905/11   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short about burgling on contract to remove unwanted presents. Germ of idea reused in “Doing Clarence a Bit of Good” and “Jeeves Makes an Omelette.”
New Profession, A
(cf. Dudley Jones, Bore-Hunter)
02NP   UK London Echo 1902/12/13   - New listing, June 2015! Short-short about squelching bores.
New System, The 03NS   UK Punch 1903/01/28   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short regarding office humour.
No Wedding Bells for Bingo second half of IJ version of Jeeves in the Springtime
No Wedding Bells for Him 23NW Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/10   U
UK Strand 1923/11  
Noblesse Oblige 34NO Freddie Widgeon US Cosmopolitan 1934/09   YMS  
UK Strand 1934/11  
Nodder, The 33NO Mulliner
UK Strand 1933/01   BCE
US American 1933/01 Love Birds
Not Out of Distance see Letter of the Law, The Cross-reference corrected June 2013
Novelist’s Day, A 06ND   UK Punch 1906/05/30   - New listing, November 2013! Narrative about a writer of thrilling fiction.
Odd Trick, The 02OT school
UK Captain 1902/08   TSA
Official Muddle, An 03OF ghost UK Punch 1903/09/02   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: IV.  Note: I think this is Wodehouse's first use of a butler named Keggs.
One Touch of Nature 14OT baseball US McClure's 1914/08 Brother Fans M2L  
Oofy, Freddie, and the Beef Trust see Freddie, Oofy, and the Beef Trust
Open House 32OH Mulliner UK Strand 1932/04   MN
US American 1932/04  
Ordeal By Golf 19OG golf US Collier's 1919/12/06   - Longest version (7,471 words) so probably closest to PGW's original. Set at the Manhooset Golf and Country Club near New York. Mentions of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Daniel, Vardon, Braid present only in this version. Otis Dixon is Mitchell Holmes's rival for the job in this version only. Uses "par" for ideal number of strokes per hole.
UK Strand 1920/02 A Kink in His Character CC Shortened to 6,990 words but otherwise little changed. Set at Marvis Bay, presumably in England; uses "bogey" instead of "par"; Dixon's first name is Rupert. This version is shortened very slightly again (6,956 words) for CC and GO; CCa uses essentially same cuts as CC but returns the setting to Manhooset and changes "bogey" back to "par", but Rupert remains Rupert as in British versions.
Ordeal of Bingo Little, The
(cf. Leave It to Algy)
54OB Bingo Little US Bluebook 1954/05   - Garrison gives this its own code, but it's essentially the same story as 54LA Leave It to Algy, with some rewriting.
Ordeal of Osbert Mulliner, The 28OO Mulliner US Liberty 1928/11/24   MMS  
UK Strand 1928/12  
Ordeal of Young Tuppy, The see Tuppy Changes His Mind
Our Boys 03OB school UK Punch 1903/09/16   - New listing, November 2013! Narrative, no dialogue.
Our Boys—II. 03BY school UK Punch 1903/10/21   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short.
Our Boys—III. 03BS school UK Punch 1903/10/28   - New listing, November 2013! Story fragment in “book review”
Our Boys Again 06OB school UK Punch 1906/03/28   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short about mutinous schoolboys.
Our Magistrates 03OM   UK Punch 1903/06/10   - New listing, November 2013! Humorous article containing samples of fictional dialogue, so just barely counts as a story.
Out of Bounds! see Manoeuvres of Charteris, The
Out of School 09OS   US Ainslee's 1909/09;
  - Set in America; considerably shorter version, with no uncle nor sheep-farming mentioned
UK Strand 1910/10   MU Set in England; opening and backstory considerably longer; other differences throughout. Minor changes for MU, e.g. "keeping shop" instead of "keeping sheep".
Parted Ways
(cf. Best Seller)
golf; authors UK Strand 1914/12   - Though not as well known as its 1930 Mr. Mulliner revision, “Best Seller,” this is a thoroughly enjoyable tale from the first fruits of Wodehouse’s mature style. The Pictorial Review version, newly available at Madame Eulalie (June 2014), is a few phrases longer than the Strand version and has a few characteristic Americanisms of the kind Wodehouse loved to include, so at a guess is closer to Wodehouse's original. This is the second of three golf stories told before the Oldest Member became the regular narrator. *Garrison listed this under 30BS, but it is enough different from "Best Seller" to warrant its own code of 14PW.
US Pictorial Review 1915/06  
Passing of Ambrose, The 28PA Bobbie Wickham UK Strand 1928/07   MMS '(said Mr. Mulliner)' added for book version
US Cosmopolitan 1928/08  
Paving the Way for Mabel 20PW Archie UK Strand 1920/07 title in quotation marks IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/09  
Pearls Mean Tears second half of IJ version of Aunt Agatha Takes the Count
Peculiar Case of Flatherwick, The 03PF   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1903/03/19   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short from "Vain Tales" series, a tall tale about a writer taking on the dialect of the characters in his latest novels.
Peer Who Worked, The
(cf. A Job of Work)
13PW boxing AU Kangaroo Island Courier 1913/04/19-26   - Newly discovered by Ananth Kaitharam, and available on Madame Eulalie. (May 2015) A shorter variant version of “A Job of Work” with enough differences to be counted as a separate story. I suspect it to be an earlier draft version later reworked into the Strand version, but deemed suitable to be sold “as is” to an obscure Australian newspaper.
"Perfectly Furious" 15PF   US Vanity Fair-US 1915/10   - Newly included as a story here, December 2014. Printed pseudonymously as “By P. Brooke-Haven”; a short-short story about a newlywed husband.
Personally Conducted 07PC Joan Romney
UK Cassell's 1907/07   TWE  
Petticoat Influence 06PI Joan Romney
UK Strand 1906/02   -
Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey! 27PH Blandings US Liberty 1927/07/09   BCE VW  
UK Strand 1927/08  
Pillingshot, Detective 10PD school UK Captain 1910/09   UW TWE
US American Boy 1923/08  
Pillingshot's Paper 11PP school UK Captain 1911/02   TWE  
Pipe, The 05PI   UK Pearson's-UK 1905/09   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) At the very least a humorous essay told in story form, so worth including.
Pitcher and the Plutocrat, The
(cf. The Pro; The Goal-Keeper...)
10PP baseball US Collier's 1910/09/24   --> in The Fireside Book of Baseball (Simon & Schuster, 1956) and The Baseball Reader (Lippincott & Crowell, 1980). Revision of “The Pro” in an American context with a baseball setting.
Pitiable Position of a President, The 04PP   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1904/09/01   - Discovered (July 2014) by Neil Midkiff. A short-short tall tale in American style.
Playing the Game 06PG school UK Pearson's-UK 1906/05   TWE
UK Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1924 Scott's Sister
Plus Fours, The see Magic Plus Fours, The
Politeness of Princes, The
(Tales of Wrykyn No. 2)
05PP school UK Captain 1905/05   SwO TWE
Porter and the Cigar, The 03PC   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1903/04/23   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short from "Vain Tales" series, a tall tale about the unfortunate consequences of being given a chance to try a superior brand of tobacco.
Portrait of a Disciplinarian 27PD Mulliner US Liberty 1927/09/24   MMM
UK Strand 1927/10  
Pots o' Money 11PO   UK Strand 1911/12   MU UW Set in England; Owen Bentley is a former cricketer and actor; Prosser is a bearded professor of sociology. Opening scene told in a different order from American version; stories run mostly in parallel after first scene, with some changes of names.
US Metropolitan 1912/02   - Newly listed here (April 2013); not in McIlvaine or addendum. Set in America; Joe Bentley is a Yale graduate; Prosser is a bald attorney. Both British and American versions have unique only-by-PGW material.
Priceless Boon for Authors, A 16PB   US Vanity Fair-US 1916/07   - Newly included as a story here, December 2014. Printed pseudonymously as “By P. Brooke-Haven”; a humorous essay in the form of a dialogue.
Pride of the Woosters is Wounded, The first half of IJ version of Scoring Off Jeeves
Prisoner of War, A 15PW Lora Delane Porter UK Strand 1915/03   PS10 American version essentially identical to British text
US Illustrated Sunday Magazine 1916/02/13   -
Prize Poem, The 01PP school UK Public School Magazine 1901/07   TSA 18K  
Pro, The
(cf. The Pitcher and the Plutocrat,
The Goal-Keeper and the Plutocrat)
06TP cricket UK Pearson's-UK 1906/08   PS10 Novel reprint [one sentence longer, with other minor changes] discovered January 2015 in magazine series “My Best Story.” First appearance of father-losing-money, son-must-work theme (as in Wodehouse’s own life). Many plot elements and phrases reused in “The Pitcher and the Plutocrat” and “The Goal-Keeper and the Plutocrat.”
UK Novel Magazine 1907/08 The Pro. -
Prodigal, The 03TP Sherlock Holmes parody UK Punch 1903/09/23   --> Newly added to this list (Feb. 2013). Told in Dr. Watson’s voice. Reprinted as an appendix in His Last Bow, a volume of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series (1993, OUP)
Prospects for Wambledon 29PW tennis UK Strand 1929/08   LF Really more a humorous essay than a story; if Garrison hadn't included it, I wouldn't have listed it here. It has fictional characters and a few situations but no through-going plot nor dialogue. Michael Thompson points out that Terry Mordue found that this was derived from "A Great Coming Tennis Match" in Vanity Fair (U.S.), 1916/10; I'd describe it as "revised, updated, and greatly expanded" from the original VF article. American newspaper syndication (one appearance cited here among many) is moderately abridged but only slightly altered (setting in Forest Rills, one name change, one college change, etc.) and keeps at least one British reference, so must be derived from Strand version.
US Wichita Daily Times 1929/09/15 Prospects for Forest Rills -
Proverbial Fables 04PF   UK Punch 1904/07/20   - New listing, November 2013! Short story about self-improvement and romance.
Providence and the Butler 10PB   US Washington Herald Literary Magazine 1910/02/27   - Discovered in 2008 by John Dawson; First page scan at Library of Congress; see Plum Lines, Autumn 2008; included as a supplement to Plum Lines, Spring 2009; reprinted in UK The Sunday Times Magazine 2008/12/28
Purification of Rodney Spelvin, The 25PR golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/08/22   HG Cr  
UK Strand 1925/09  
Purity of the Turf, The 22PT Jeeves, Bertie, Bingo Little UK Strand 1922/07   WoJ Cr (IJ) Magazine versions very similar; American version shorter by a few phrases. Opening paragraphs altered for IJ, omitting dialogue "When the thing was over" and adding transition from previous chapter.
US Cosmopolitan 1922/07   -
Quest see Knightly Quest of Mervyn, The
Rallying Round Clarence see Doing Clarence A Bit of Good
Rallying Round Old George
(cf. George and Alfred)
12RR Reggie Pepper UK Strand 1912/12   M2La MMJ EJ EJ reprints MMJ version (very similar to Strand) though it claims to be Collier's version
US Collier's 1913/09/27 Brother Alfred - Reggie is safety-razor heir as in "Absent Treatment"; mentions that his valet Voules is an Englishman
Reformation of Study Sixteen, The 04RS school UK Royal 1904/11   TWE  
US Radio Digest 1930/06 Reformation of Study Sixteen - Newly discovered US magazine reprint, November 2013!
Reformed Humourist, The 03RH ghost UK Punch 1903/11/18   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: VIII.
Reformed Set, The 03RS   UK Punch 1903/12/30   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short about rowdy amusements of high society.
Reggie and the Greasy Bird see Masked Troubadour, The
Reginald's Record Knock
(cf. Archibald's Benefit)
09RR cricket UK Pearson's-UK 1909/07   PS12
Rest Cure, The see Mr. Potter Takes a Rest Cure
Return of Battling Billson, The 23RB Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/08   U  
UK Strand 1923/09  
Return of the Prodigal, The 03RP ghost UK Punch 1903/12/30   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: X.
Reverent Wooing of Archibald, The 28RW Mulliner UK Strand 1928/08   MMS  
US Cosmopolitan 1928/09  
Right Approach, The
(cf. Joy Bells for Barmy)
47RA Augustus Mulliner UK Lilliput 1958/09   FQO WM Mr. Mulliner/Anglers' Rest frame added for book version; all FQO versions essentially identical. Michael Thompson summarizes book version as "Augustus Mulliner woos Hermione Brimble, pretends to be pious to impress her mother; Russell Clutterbuck goes on a drunken spree."
  US Playboy 1959/01   PS7 Michael Thompson notes: "shorter than book version; Augustus Brattle woos Evangeline Elphinstone-Golightly, pretends to have ailments to impress her mother; J. Lester Clam goes on a drunken spree."
Rise of Minna Nordstrom, The 33RM (Mulliner)
US American 1933/03 A Star is Born BCE Mr. Mulliner frame added for book
UK Strand 1933/04  
Roderick the Runt see Sir Agravaine
Rodney Fails to Qualify 24RF golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1924/02/23   HG F!
UK Strand 1924/03  
Rodney Has a Relapse 49RR golf CA National Home Monthly 1949/02 Rupert Has a Relapse NS VW GO  
Rollo Podmarsh Comes To see Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh, The
Romance at Droitgate Spa 37RD Drones (Mulliner) US Sat. Eve. Post 1937/02/20   CWB EBCe VW Mr. Mulliner/Anglers' Rest introduction added in CWB version
UK Strand 1937/08  
Romance of a Bulb-Squeezer, The 27RB Mulliner UK Strand 1927/03   MMM Cr  
US Liberty 1927/03/12  
Romance of an Ugly Policeman, The 15RU   UK Strand 1915/01   M2L Ainslee's version contains an entire scene at the end (about 570 words) missing from the British texts. The subplot about the stolen brooch is missing in Ainslee's. Some Americanisms have been watered down for Strand readers but restored for the book version, suggesting that Wodehouse's original may have been closer to the Ainslee's text, which is newly available (Feb. 2014) at Madame Eulalie.
US Ainslee's 1915/04;
Room at the Hermitage, A 20RH Archie UK Strand 1920/09   IA  
US Cosmopolitan 1920/11 A Bit of All Right
Rough Stuff, The 20RS golf US Chicago Tribune 1920/10/10   (CC GO) Much longer introduction, with descriptions of autumn and story of smoking-room caricatures. Tribune and CCa set in America; Wilberforce sent off to school in England and in New Hampshire, respectively. CC and GO have longer version of intro but follow Strand's English setting.
UK Strand 1921/04   - Shorter intro, in which Wilberforce is sent off to school "up there" in Scotland, implying English locale. All versions quite similar after introduction.
Rough-Hew Them How We Will 10RH   UK Strand 1910/04 “Rough-Hew Them How We Will.” MU set in London; magazine title includes quotation marks and full stop
US Cosmopolitan 1910/08 “Rough-hew Them How We Will” - set in New York; magazine title includes quotation marks
Rule Sixty-three 15RS   UK Novel 1915/03   - Newly discovered [May 2014] by Charles Stone-Tolcher. Available online at Madame Eulalie’s Rare Plums.
Rummy Affair of Old Biffy, The 24RA Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1924/09/27   COJ
UK Strand 1924/10  
Rupert Has a Relapse see Rodney Has a Relapse
Ruth in Exile 12RE   UK Strand 1912/07   MU UW English characters in Roville; Vince's name is George. Otherwise differing only by a few words from American text.
US Ainslee's 1912/08   - American characters in Roville; Vince's name is Dana.
Ruthless Reginald
(Tales of Wrykyn No. 1)
05RR school UK Captain 1905/04   TWE  
Sales Resistance see Go-Getter
Salvation of George Mackintosh, The 21SG golf UK Strand 1921/06   - Unusually, Strand version is significantly cut (5,465 words), and CC and CCa are slightly trimmed from the McClure's length of 5,820 words. Aside from Strand-cut passages (playing on stringed instrument, lisping "Fore!", etc.) and book trims (at first mention of Celia and at Alexander) all versions substantially identical. Settings only by implication: British versions mention Cornish Riviera express; American versions mention Twentieth Century Limited. McClure's mentions Singer Building where all other versions have Eiffel Tower.
US McClure's 1921/09   CC F!
Sausage Chappie, The see Archie and the Sausage Chappie
Scoring Off Jeeves 22SO Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1922/02   (IJ) WoJ Magazine versions similar, though Strand and WoJ version is slightly longer, with digressions about a general's strategy and Bertie's theatrical experiences. For IJ, some revisions (mostly in opening) as a transition from previous chapters, and split into two chapters: The Pride of the Woosters is Wounded/The Hero's Reward
US Cosmopolitan 1922/03 Bertie Gets Even -
Scott's Sister see Playing the Game
Scratch Man 40SM golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1940/01/20 Tee for Two EBCa (FQOa) EBCa and FQOa versions set in America, but with minor differences, as FQOa uses all American course names including "Merion" Rockett, while EBCa (very close to S.E.P.) has a mix of US and UK courses including "Troon" Rockett; FQOe = FQOp = GO version, set in UK with all-British names including "Troon". Differences in publishers named, drinks, distances, destinations, money amounts, weights; otherwise all versions substantially identical.
UK Strand 1940/09 Tee for Two FQOe FQOp GO
Sea of Troubles, A 14ST   US McClure's 1914/09   - set in America
UK Pearson's-UK 1915/06   M2L set in England; in M2La as "A Sea of Trouble"
Secret Pleasures of Reginald, The 15SP   US Vanity Fair-US 1915/06   UW Printed pseudonymously as “By P. Brooke-Haven”; short-short.
Servant Problem, The 03SP   UK Punch 1903/06/03   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short regarding household servants.
Shadow Passes, The 50SP Bingo Little apparently first published in Nothing Serious NS  
Shields' and the Cricket Cup
(Tales of Wrykyn No. 3)
05SC school UK Captain 1905/06   SwO TWE  
Shock Dogs 40SD Mulliner UK Punch 1940/02/14   - Newly listed here, March 2013! A short Mulliner/Anglers' Rest conversation that is more of a satirical discussion of the German use of dogs in combat than a plotted story.
Shocking Affair, A 03SA school UK Puffin Post 1973/Q2   TSA SwO  
Signs and Portents 06SP James Innes
UK Stage and Sport 1906/05/19   -  
Sir Agravaine 12SA   US Collier's 1912/06/29   MU  
UK Pearson's-UK 1912/12  
US Escapade 1961/02 Roderick the Runt
Sir Roderick Comes To Lunch 22SR Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1922/03   WoJ (IJ) Magazine stories very similar; American text includes a few extra sentences but omits mentions of coffee. McIlvaine and Garrison mistakenly list this as "Jeeves and the Blighter". For IJ, split into two chapters: Introducing Claude and Eustace/Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch, second paragraph enlarged as a transition, and ending altered to leave for New York (instead of the south of France) to link with the next chapters in the book, adapted from "Jeeves and the Chump Cyril".
US Cosmopolitan 1922/04 Jeeves the Blighter -
Sleepy Time 65ST golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1965/06/05 The Battle of Squashy Hollow PP GO
UK Argosy 1965/10 The Battle of Squashy Hollow
Slice of Life, A 26SL Mulliner UK Strand 1926/08   MMM  
US Liberty 1926/08/07  
US Fantasy & SF 1955/06  
Slightly Broken Romance, A see Feet of Clay
Sluggard, The 14SL   UK Punch 1914/04/22   - New listing, November 2013! Tall tale of the advantages of sleeping late.
Smile That Wins, The 31SW Mulliner US American 1931/10   MN Cr
UK Strand 1932/02  
US Ellery Queen 1952/06 Adrian Mulliner, Detective
Soap King’s Daughter, The 06SK   UK Punch 1906/11/07   - New listing, November 2013! Drama and verse satirizing Lever Brothers.
Social Reformers, The 07SR   UK Punch 1907/01/16   - New listing, November 2013! Short-short about rowdy young Drones-like characters in a drawing room.
Something Squishy 24SS Bobbie Wickham US Sat. Eve. Post 1924/12/20   MMS Mr. Mulliner frame added for book
UK Strand 1925/01  
Something To Worry About 13ST   UK Strand 1913/02   MU SwO
US Metropolitan 1913/03   - Newly listed here (April 2013); not in McIlvaine or addendum; essentially identical to British text
Song of Songs, The see Jeeves and the Song of Songs
Sonny Boy 39SB Bingo Little US Sat. Eve. Post 1939/09/02   EBC  
UK Strand 1939/12  
Spectral Job, A 03SJ ghost UK Punch 1903/11/25   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: IX.
Spot of Art, The see Jeeves and the Spot of Art
Spring Frock, The 19SF   US Sat. Eve. Post 1919/07/12 The Spring Suit - Set in New York; slightly longer and apparently closer to PGW’s original version
UK Strand 1919/12   Shortened slightly from US version; specific locations omitted and some Americanisms removed or changed, though characters still sound like New Yorkers
Spring Suit, The see Spring Frock, The
Star is Born, A see Rise of Minna Nordstrom, The
Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant second half of IJ version of Jeeves and the Chump Cyril
Sticky Wicket at Blandings 66SW Blandings US Playboy 1966/10 First Aid for Freddie PP
UK Argosy 1967/04 First Aid for Freddie
Stone and the Weed 10SW school UK Captain 1910/05   TWE  
US Boys' Life 1923/08; 1936/03; 1971/03   -
Story of Cedric, The 29SC Mulliner UK Strand 1929/05   MMS
US Liberty 1929/05/11  
Story of Webster, The 32SW Mulliner US American 1932/02 The Bishop's Cat MN  
UK Strand 1932/05 The Bishop's Cat
US Scholastic 1934/03/24  
Story of William, The 27SW Mulliner US Liberty 1927/04/09 It Was Only a Fire MMM
UK Strand 1927/05  
Strange Disappearance of Mr. Buxton-Smythe, The 01SD Burdock Rose/ Dr. Wotsing (school) UK Public School Magazine 1901/12   PS1 TWE First Holmesian parody with St. Asterisk's school setting
Strange Experience of an Artist's Model 21SE Archie UK Strand 1921/01   IA Cr Not included in the series of Archie stories in Cosmopolitan, though included in the US edition of Indiscretions of Archie.
Strychnine in the Soup 32SS Mulliner US American 1931/12 The Missing Mystery MN Cr  
UK Strand 1932/03  
US Ellery Queen 1952/02  
Stylish Stouts
(cf. The Fat of the Land)
65SS Bingo Little US Playboy 1965/04 Stylish Stout PP Book version expanded from magazines; Playboy version is about 2/3 the book length, according to Michael Thompson, who also alerts us to the singular form of the title there.
UK London Evening Standard 1965/12/24 The Great Fat Uncle Contest
Success Story 47SS Ukridge US Argosy-US 1948/03/01 Ukie Invests in Human Nature NS also in Coronet 1978 paperback edition of PP
Sundered Hearts 20SH golf UK Strand 1920/12   CC Set in England and in Saint Brule in the South of France. Slightly longer at 6,318 words, but each magazine version has apparently had different editorial cuts, as each has only-by-PGW material not appearing in the other. Printed in Strand three months before "A Mixed Threesome" appeared there, thus out of story order. CC follows Strand closely, and CCa uses similar cuts but nonspecific America/Florida setting.
US McClure's 1920/12   - Set in America: Manhooset, New York, and Port Rickey, Florida. Slightly shorter at 6,225 words, but has longer introduction and other phrases not in British version. Handicaps at close of story are 25 rather than 24, for some reason. Correctly blurbed as a sequel to "A Mixed Threesome", which had appeared in June 1920 McClure's.
Tabby Terror, The 02TT school UK Public School Magazine 1902/02   TSA In TSA the title is in quotation marks.
Tangled Hearts 48TH golf US Cosmopolitan 1948/09 I'll Give You Some Advice NS GO
Technical Error, A 03TE ghost UK Punch 1903/09/23   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: VI.
Tee for Two see Scratch Man
Test Case, The 15TC Reggie Pepper UK Pearson's-UK 1915/12   - Near beginning: "rolling up the aisle with Ann Selby"
US Illustrated Sunday Magazine 1915/12/12   UW PS2 EJ "getting over the home-plate with Ann Selby" as in collected versions, but Ananth Kaitharam notes that the book versions seem to have been edited rather than reproducing magazine version exactly.
Theatrical Venture, The see Episode of the Theatrical Venture, The
There's Always Golf! 36AG golf US Redbook 1936/02 A Triple Threat Man YMSa LEO GO In LEO and GO, the title has no exclamation point. June 2013: Thanks to Krishnamurthy Ganapathy for noticing a longstanding error in the Redbook cross-reference, apparently copied from Jasen by all other sources including this page until now. Coupling this story with "Not Out of Distance" was mistaken.
UK Strand 1936/03  
Thin End of the Wedge, The 04TE ghost UK Punch 1904/01/20   - New listing, November 2013! Mr. Punch’s Spectral Analyses: XI.
Those in Peril on the Tee 27TP Oldest Member/
US Liberty 1927/05/21   MMS GO Told by the Oldest Member in Liberty and Strand; told by Mr. Mulliner in books
UK Strand 1927/06  
Three from Dunsterville 11TD   UK Strand 1911/08   MU The American version, newly available (Sept. 2014) on Madame Eulalie, is very slightly longer than the familiar British text, with a few piquant Americanisms. In it, Rendal’s name is Peter rather than Joe, and Dunsterville is located in Southern Illinois rather than Canada.
US Pictorial Review 1912/08   -
Tiger's Skin, The 04TS   UK Vanity Fair-UK 1904/11/17   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short.
Tithe for Charity, A 55TC Ukridge US Playboy 1955/04   FQOe Magazine and book versions essentially identical
Tom, Dick—and Harry 05TD cricket UK Grand 1905/06   UW PS12 McIlvaine erroneously lists this as July 1905
Tried in the Furnace 35TF Drones UK Strand 1935/09   YMSe CWB VW
US Cosmopolitan 1937/03  
Triple Threat Man, A see There's Always Golf! Cross-reference corrected June 2013
Trouble Down at Tudsleigh 35TD Freddie Widgeon UK Strand 1935/05   YMSe EBCa
US Cosmopolitan 1939/05  
Truth About George, The 26TA Mulliner UK Strand 1926/07   MMM Both magazine versions take place in an unnamed "little fishing inn"; the name "Anglers' Rest" first appears in the next story, "A Slice of Life." In MMM (both American and British editions) "little fishing inn" is replaced by "Angler's Rest" [sic] in this story; it appears correctly as "Anglers' Rest" in later stories and is properly plural possessive in this story in WM.
US Liberty 1926/07/03  
Tuppenny Millionaire, The 12TM   UK Strand 1912/10   MU SwO
Tuppy Changes His Mind 30TC Jeeves & Bertie UK Strand 1930/04   VGJ as The Ordeal of Young Tuppy in VGJe
US Cosmopolitan 1930/04  
Two Sceptics, The 05TS ghost UK Vanity Fair-UK 1905/01/26   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) Short-short; No. 1 of "Half-Hours with a Ghost" series
Ukie Invests in Human Nature see Success Story
Ukridge and the Home from Home 31UH Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1931/02   LEO EBCa
UK Strand 1931/06  
Ukridge and the Old Stepper 28UO Ukridge UK Strand 1928/06   EBC  
US Liberty 1928/06/09  
Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner 24UR Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1924/01   U
UK Strand 1924/02  
Ukridge Sees Her Through 23US Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/09   U  
UK Strand 1923/10  
Ukridge Starts a Bank Account 67US Ukridge US Playboy 1967/07   PP
US Ellery Queen 1982/06  
Ukridge, Teddy Weeks & the Tomato see Ukridge's Accident Syndicate
Ukridge's Accident Syndicate 23UA Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/05   U VW Cr
UK Strand 1923/06 Ukridge, Teddy Weeks & the Tomato
Ukridge's Dog College 23UD Ukridge US Cosmopolitan 1923/04   U  
UK Strand 1923/05  
Uncle Fred Flits By 35UF Drones US Red Book 1935/07   YMS VW
UK Strand 1935/12  
Unexpected Clicking of Cuthbert, The see Clicking of Cuthbert, The
Unfinished Collection, An 02UC   UK Punch 1902/09/17   UW New listing, November 2013! Short-short; Wodehouse's first appearance in Punch
Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court 29UB Mulliner UK Strand 1929/02   MMS
US Liberty 1929/02/02  
US Fantasy & SF 1952/10  
Unpleasantness at Kozy Kot
(cf. Helping Freddie)
(cf. Fixing It for Freddie)
58UK Drones CA Star Weekly 1959/08/01   FQOa Third appearances of this plot, originally Reggie Pepper, then Bertie Wooster. In FQOa (published earlier: 1959/04/13) characters in framing narration are an Egg and a Crumpet, who tells the story about Dudley Wix-Biffen. In Star Weekly version, narrated by Percy Wimbush to Nelson Cork; story is told about Dudley Biffen. Other slight revisions in text.
Up from the Depths 51UF golf apparently first published in Nothing Serious NS GO
Voice from the Past, The 31VP Mulliner US American 1931/11 A Voice from the Past MN  
UK Strand 1931/12  
Washy Makes His Presence Felt 20WM Archie UK Strand 1920/08   IA
US Cosmopolitan 1920/10  
Watch Dog, The see Love Me, Love My Dog
Ways to Get a Gal
(cf. Ahead of Schedule)
57WT   US Dream World 1957/02   PS5  
Wedding Has Been Arranged, A see Joy Bells for Barmy
Welch's Mile Record 02WM school UK Captain 1902/11   TWE
When Doctors Disagree 10WD   UK Strand 1910/12   MU UW  
When Papa Swore in Hindustani 01WP   UK Answers 1901/08/24   UW Earlier versions of this page erroneously had "How Papa Swore..." as title of Answers version, following an error in McIlvaine
Why Smith Left Home 06WS   UK Pearson's-UK 1906/02   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2012) A short-short "tragedy" in a series called "The Merrythought".
Wigmore Venus, The 21WV Archie UK Strand 1921/02   IA
US Cosmopolitan 1921/02  
Wilton's Holiday 15WH   UK Strand 1915/07   M2Le Set at Marvis Bay, England (Marois Bay in M2Le)
US Illustrated Sunday Magazine 1916/03/19 Wilton's Vacation - Set at Rockport in America; slightly longer than Strand version with more characteristic Americanisms; I'm guessing it is somewhat closer to PGW's original version.
Wilton's Vacation see Wilton's Holiday
Wire-Pullers, The 05WP Joan Romney
UK Strand 1905/07   18K  
US Strand-US 1905/08   -
With Reference to the Picture 02WR   UK London Echo 1902/11/05   - New listing, June 2015! Short-short humorous sketch with dialogue between unnamed characters.
Without the Option 25WO Jeeves & Bertie US Sat. Eve. Post 1925/06/27   COJ Cr  
UK Strand 1925/07  
Woman Is Only a Woman, A 19WW golf US Sat. Eve. Post 1919/06/07   - Set at Manhooset Golf Club, New York; featuring Peter Willard and Elmer Todd. Very similar to Strand version except for some names and settings; both magazine versions longer than book versions. First appearance of the Oldest Member.
UK Strand 1919/10   (CC) Set at Woodhaven Golf Club, England; with Peter Willard and James Todd. Slightly shortened for CC; CCa retains CC's edits and follows its punctuation but reverts to American location.
Women, Wine and Song! 08WW   UK The Globe By The Way Book 1908   - Newly listed as a story here! (July 2014) A spoof serial adventure story, published not in a newspaper, but as separate chapters in a shilling paperback book which also spoofs other sorts of newspaper features. The story's byline of "Paul Vane" may well be a joint pseudonym for Wodehouse and Herbert Westbrook, who are credited with the book as a whole. See the story and notes at Madame Eulalie.
Word in Season, The 40WS Bingo Little UK Punch 1940/08/21   FQO  
US Harper's Bazaar 1940/09/15  
US This Week 1958/05/18 Bingo Little's Wild Night Out
Work 00WO school UK Public School Magazine 1900/12   TSA New listing, February 2014. A combination of humorous essay and fictional dialogue about preparation for schoolwork
Worm That Turned, The 03WT   UK Scraps 1903/01/01   - New listing, June 2014. A short-short discussion between an author and a critic.


18K The Eighteen-Carat Kid and other stories Seabury Press, 1980  
BCE Blandings Castle and Elsewhere Herbert Jenkins, 1935
Doubleday, Doran, 1935
The 1957 Herbert Jenkins “Autograph Edition” bears an erroneous first publication date of 1922.
CC The Clicking of Cuthbert
Golf Without Tears [CCa]
Herbert Jenkins, 1922
George H. Doran, 1924
also in GO
COJ Carry On, Jeeves Herbert Jenkins, 1925
George H. Doran, 1927
also in WoJ
COJe Carry On Jeeves (English edition only) Herbert Jenkins, 1925  
Cr Wodehouse on Crime Ticknor & Fields, 1981
CWB The Crime Wave at Blandings Doubleday, Doran, 1937  
EBC Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets (both editions)  
EBCa Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets (American edition only) Doubleday, Doran, 1940  
EBCe Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets (English edition only) Herbert Jenkins, 1940
EJ Enter Jeeves Dover, 1997  
F! Fore! The Best of Wodehouse on Golf Ticknor & Fields, 1983
FQO A Few Quick Ones (all versions)    
FQOa A Few Quick Ones (American edition only) Simon & Schuster, 1959
FQOae A Few Quick Ones (American and English editions)    
FQOe A Few Quick Ones (English edition only) Herbert Jenkins, 1959
FQOp A Few Quick Ones (paperback edition only) Coronet / Hodder & Stoughton, 1978  
GO The Golf Omnibus Barrie & Jenkins, 1973
HG The Heart of a Goof
Divots [HGa]
Herbert Jenkins, 1926
George H. Doran, 1927
also in GO
IA Indiscretions of Archie Herbert Jenkins, 1921
George H. Doran, 1921
IJ The Inimitable Jeeves
Herbert Jenkins, 1923
George H. Doran, 1923
also in WoJ
KBMM Kid Brady Stories and A Man of Means Everyman, 2013
Overlook, 2014
LEO Lord Emsworth and Others Herbert Jenkins, 1937
LF Louder and Funnier Faber & Faber, 1932  
M2L The Man with Two Left Feet (both editions)  
M2La The Man with Two Left Feet (American edition) A. L. Burt, 1933  
M2Le The Man with Two Left Feet (English edition) Methuen, 1917
MMeans A Man of Means Porpoise Books, 1991  
MMJ My Man Jeeves George Newnes, 1919
MMM Meet Mr Mulliner Herbert Jenkins, 1927
Doubleday, Doran, 1928
also in WM
MMS Mr Mulliner Speaking Herbert Jenkins, 1929
Doubleday, Doran, 1930
also in WM
MN Mulliner Nights Herbert Jenkins, 1933
Doubleday, Doran, 1933
also in WM
MU The Man Upstairs and Other Stories Methuen, 1914
NS Nothing Serious Herbert Jenkins, 1950
Doubleday, Doran, 1951
PP Plum Pie Herbert Jenkins, 1966
Simon & Schuster, 1967
PS1 Plum Stones, book 1: Wodehouse, Detective Writer Galahad Books, 1993  
PS2 Plum Stones, book 2: Unrepublished Reggie Pepper Galahad Books, 1993
PS3 Plum Stones, book 3: Theatrical Stories Galahad Books, 1994  
PS4 Plum Stones, book 4: Keggs, the Butler Galahad Books, 1994
PS5 Plum Stones, book 5: First Impressions; Mature Reflections Galahad Books, 1994  
PS6 Plum Stones, book 6: There But for the Grace of God Goes Baxter Galahad Books, 1994
PS7 Plum Stones, book 7: Self-Derivatives Par Excellence Galahad Books, 1994  
PS8 Plum Stones, book 8: Bertie's Friends Galahad Books, 1994
PS9 Plum Stones, book 9: "In That Shape, Rotten" Galahad Books, 1995  
PS10 Plum Stones, book 10: Ethics and Eugenics Galahad Books, 1995
PS11 Plum Stones, book 11: Wrykyn Havoc Galahad Books, 1995  
PS12 Plum Stones, book 12: First Drafts Galahad Books, 1995
SwO The Swoop! and Other Stories Seabury Press, 1979  
TSA Tales of St. Austin's A. and C. Black, 1903
TWE Tales of Wrykyn and Elsewhere Porpoise Books, 1997  
U Ukridge
He Rather Enjoyed It
Herbert Jenkins, 1924
George H. Doran, 1926
UW The Uncollected Wodehouse Seabury Press, 1976  
VGJ Very Good, Jeeves! Doubleday, Doran, 1930
Herbert Jenkins, 1930
also in WoJ
VW Vintage Wodehouse Barrie & Jenkins, 1977  
WM The World of Mr Mulliner Barrie & Jenkins, 1972
Taplinger, 1974
WoJ The World of Jeeves Herbert Jenkins, 1967
Harper & Row, 1988
YMS Young Men in Spats (both editions)  
YMSa Young Men in Spats (American edition) Doubleday, Doran, 1936  
YMSe Young Men in Spats (English edition) Herbert Jenkins, 1936