Nothing Serious (short stories)

1st edition

Nothing Serious is a collection of ten short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on 21 July 1950 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 24 May 1951 by Doubleday & Co., New York.

Contents

Overview

It is a mixed bag of stories, mostly featuring appearances from several of Wodehouse's recurring characters, including two Drones Club stories (the first about Bingo Little and another about Freddie Widgeon), five Oldest Member golf stories, one Blandings Castle, one independent, and one Ukridge story.

Contents

  1. "The Shadow Passes" (Drones Club: Bingo Little)
    • First published in this volume
  2. "Bramley Is So Bracing" (Drones Club: Freddie Widgeon)
  3. "Up from the Depths" (Oldest Member golf)
    • First published in this volume
  4. "Feet of Clay" (Oldest Member golf)
    • US: This Week, 18 June 1950 (as "A Slightly Broken Romance")
  5. "Excelsior" (Oldest Member golf)
    • US: Argosy, 1 July 1948 (as "Hazards of Horace Bewstridge")
  6. "Rodney Has a Relapse" (Oldest Member golf)
    • Canada: National Home Monthly, February 1949 (as "Rupert Has a Relapse")
  7. "Tangled Hearts" (Oldest Member golf)
    • US: Cosmopolitan, September 1948 (as "I'll Give You Some Advice")
  8. "Birth of a Salesman" (Blandings Castle)
    • US: This Week, 26 March 1950
  9. "How's That, Umpire?" (Conky Biddle cricket story)
    • First published in this volume
  10. "Success Story" (Ukridge)
    • US: Argosy, 1 March 1947 (as "Ukie Invests in Human Nature")

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