Stories from Cosmopolitan
The list below includes all of Wodehouse’s stories that appeared in Cosmopolitan through 1928. Later stories are still in USA copyright, so cannot be included here. Stories with annotations are flagged with the symbol ✎ below.
The magazine announced the beginning of their initial series of Wodehouse stories with a remarkable comparison:
Gus Caywood notes that Wodehouse remembered this blurb when writing the preface to the 1969 Herbert Jenkins reissue of Uneasy Money, although he tells the story there as if they had taken only one story in 1910 rather than the first four listed below. “And the Cosmopolitan in its blurb when my little thing was published had said that the public would be well advised to watch my progress, as in their opinion I was going to be a second O. Henry. Well, I was perfectly willing to be a second O. Henry, but the Cosmopolitan would not do its share. You can’t be a second O. Henry if editors will not co-operate.”
Ten stories in the series Archie in America, later reworked into the novel Indiscretions of Archie:
[Note: Thanks to Neil Midkiff for the text and images of these stories.]