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Ukridge Wodehouse Bibliography

A detailed bibliography, with notes, can be found here. In the following summary, the McIlvaine number [McIlv] for each book links to the corresponding entry in the detailed bibliography, while the book title acts as a link to the plot synopsis and further pages about the book (only available for selected books).

YearMcIlvUK TitleYearUS Title (if different)
1902A1The Pothunters1902 
1903A2A Prefect's Uncle1903 
1903A3Tales of St Austin's1903 
1904A4The Gold Bat1923 
1904A5William Tell Told Again1904 
1905A6The Head of Kay's1922 
1906A7Love Among the Chickens1909 
1907A8The White Feather1907 
1907A9Not George Washington1980 
1908A10The Globe By the Way Book1985 
1909A11The Swoop!  
1909A12Mike1910 
1910A13A Gentleman of Leisure1910The Intrusion of Jimmy
1910A14Psmith in the City1910 
1912A15bThe Prince and Betty  
 A15a 1912The Prince and Betty
1913A16The Little Nugget1914 
1914A17The Man Upstairs  
1915A18Something Fresh1915Something New
1915A15cPsmith, Journalist  
1917A19Uneasy Money1916 
1917A21The Man with Two Left Feet1933 
1918A20Piccadilly Jim1917 
1919A22My Man Jeeves  
1919A24A Damsel in Distress1919 
1920A23The Coming of Bill1919Their Mutual Child
1921A25Jill the Reckless1920The Little Warrior
1921A26Indiscretions of Archie1921 
1922A27The Clicking of Cuthbert1924Golf without Tears
1922A28The Girl on the Boat1922Three Men and a Maid
1922A29The Adventures of Sally1923Mostly Sally
1923A30The Inimitable Jeeves1923Jeeves
1923A31Leave It to Psmith1924 
1924A32Ukridge1925He Rather Enjoyed It
1924A33Bill the Conqueror1925 
1925A34Carry On, Jeeves1927 
1925A35Sam the Sudden1925Sam in the Suburbs
1926A36The Heart of a Goof1927Divots
1927A37The Small Bachelor1927 
1927A38Meet Mr Mulliner1928 
1928A39Money for Nothing1928 
1929A40Mr Mulliner Speaking1930 
1929A41Summer Lightning1929Fish Preferred
1930A42Very Good, Jeeves1930 
1931A43Big Money1931 
1931A44If I Were You1931 
1932A45Louder and Funnier 
1932A46Doctor Sally  
1932A47Hot Water1932 
1933A48Mulliner Nights1933 
1933A50Heavy Weather1933 
1934A51Thank You, Jeeves1934 
1934A52Right Ho, Jeeves1934Brinkley Manor
1935A53Blandings Castle and Elsewhere1935Blandings Castle
1935A54The Luck of the Bodkins1936 
1936A55Young Men in Spats1936 
1936A56Laughing Gas1936 
1937A57Lord Emsworth and Others  
 A58 1937The Crime Wave at Blandings
1938A59Summer Moonshine1937 
1938A60The Code of the Woosters1938 
1939A61Uncle Fred in the Springtime1939 
1940A62Eggs, Beans and Crumpets1940 
1940A63Quick Service1940 
1946A64Money in the Bank1942 
1947A65Joy in the Morning1946 
1947A66Full Moon1947 
1948A67Spring Fever1948 
1948A68Uncle Dynamite1948 
1949A69The Mating Season1949 
1950A70Nothing Serious1951 
1951A71The Old Reliable1951 
1952A72Barmy in Wonderland1952Angel Cake
1952A73Pigs Have Wings1952 
1953A74Ring for Jeeves1954The Return of Jeeves
1953A75Bring on the Girls!1953 
1953A76Performing Flea1953Author! Author!
1954A77Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit1954Bertie Wooster Sees It Through
1956A78French Leave1959 
1957A79Over Seventy1956America, I Like You
1957A80Something Fishy1957The Butler Did It
1958A81Cocktail Time1958 
1959A82A Few Quick Ones1959 
1960A83Jeeves in the Offing1960How Right You Are, Jeeves
1961A84Ice in the Bedroom1961The Ice in the Bedroom
1962A85Service with a Smile1961 
1963A86Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves1963 
1964A87Frozen Assets1964Biffen's Millions
1965A88Galahad at Blandings1964The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood
1966A89Plum Pie1967 
1967A90Company for Henry1967The Purloined Paperweight
1968A91Do Butlers Burgle Banks?1968 
1969A92A Pelican at Blandings1970No Nudes is Good Nudes
1970A93The Girl in Blue1971 
1971A94Much Obliged, Jeeves1971Jeeves and the Tie That Binds
1972A95Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin1973The Plot That Thickened
1973A96Bachelors Anonymous1974 
1974A97Aunts Aren't Gentlemen1975The Cat-nappers
1977A100Sunset at Blandings1978 

The above list and accompanying notes have been compiled largely from information in Eileen McIlvaine's P G Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist, and in the Addendum compiled by Tony Ring, supplemented by information available on the website of The P G Wodehouse Society (UK). Acknowledgement is also due to Richard Usborne's Penguin Wodehouse Companion.

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (; 1881–1975) was an English author, humorist and scriptwriter. After being educated at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life, he was employed by a bank, but disliked the work and wrote magazine pieces in his spare time. In 1902 he published his first novel, The Pothunters, set at the fictional public school of St. Austin's; his early stories continued the school theme. He also used the school setting in his short story collections, which started in 1903 with the publication of Tales of St. Austin's.

Throughout his novel- and story-writing career Wodehouse created several regular comic characters with whom the public became familiar. These include Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the disaster-prone opportunist Ukridge; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf; and Mr Mulliner, with tales on numerous subject from film studios to the Church of England.

Wodehouse also wrote scripts and screenplays and, in August 1911, his script A Gentleman of Leisure was produced on the Broadway stage. In the 1920s and 1930s he collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton in an arrangement that "helped transform the American musical" of the time; in the Grove Dictionary of American Music Larry Stempel writes, "By presenting naturalistic stories and characters and attempting to integrate the songs and lyrics into the action of the libretto, these works brought a new level of intimacy, cohesion, and sophistication to American musical comedy."[4] His writing for plays also turned into scriptwriting, starting with the 1915 film A Gentleman of Leisure. He joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1930 for a year, and then worked for RKO Pictures in 1937.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, and while living in northern France, Wodehouse was captured by the Germans and was interned for over a year. After his release he was tricked into making five comic and apolitical broadcasts on German radio to the still neutral US. After vehement protests in Britain, Wodehouse never returned to his home country again, despite being cleared by an MI5 investigation. He moved to the US permanently in 1947 and took American citizenship in 1955. He continued writing until his death in 1975.[6]

Novels[edit]

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

Short story collections[edit]

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

Plays[edit]

Wodehouse in 1930, aged 48
Cover of Wodehouse's first published novel, 1902
Psmith, drawn by T.M.R. Whitwell for first edition of Mike, 1909
Cover of sheet music of "The Lilt of a Gypsy Strain" from The Riviera Girl, 1917
Wodehouse in 1904, aged 23