P. G. Wodehouse - Major Characters

Major Characters

Lists of P. G. Wodehouse characters Characters in all Wodehouse stories Characters in the Blandings stories Characters in the Drones Club stories Characters in the Jeeves stories Characters in the Mulliner stories Characters in the Ukridge stories Characters in other stories
Major characters of primary importance

Wodehouse's work contains a number of recurring protagonists, narrators and principal characters, including:

  • Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves; his Aunt Dahlia and his Aunt Agatha
  • Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle, and his large family
  • Mr Mulliner, irrepressible pub raconteur of family stories
  • The Oldest Member, irrepressible nineteenth hole raconteur of golf stories
  • Psmith, monocled dandy and practical socialist
  • Ukridge, irrepressible entrepreneur and cheerful opportunist
  • Uncle Fred (Frederick Cornwallis, Fifth Earl of Ickenham), considered, in some circles, a disgrace to the Peerage. Spreading "sweetness and light" through impersonation
Major characters of secondary importance

Certain of Wodehouse's less central characters are particularly well-known, despite being less critical elements of his works as a whole.

  • Anatole, French chef extraordinaire, very temperamental
  • Galahad Threepwood, Lord Emsworth's brother, lifelong bachelor with a mis-spent youth and a kind heart
  • Sebastian Beach, Lord Emsworth's butler
  • Rupert Baxter, Lord Emsworth's efficient but annoying secretary
  • Major Brabazon-Plank, Amazon explorer, afraid of bonnie babies
  • Sir Roderick Glossop, intimidating psychiatrist
  • Honoria Glossop, Sir Roderick's daughter and sometime fiancĂ©e of Bertie Wooster, demanding, imperious, athletic
  • Tuppy Glossop, Sir Roderick's nephew, muscular rugby-player
  • Roderick Spode, later 7th Earl of Sidcup, amateur dictator, very tall and muscular, based on British fascist Oswald Mosley
  • Pongo Twistleton, Uncle Fred's nephew
  • Oofy Prosser, millionaire member of the Drones Club
  • Monty Bodkin, second richest member of the Drones Club (second to Oofy Prosser)
  • Bingo Little, friend of Bertie Wooster, with a complicated love-life
  • Sidney McMurdo, big, muscular golfer, inclined to jealousy
  • Agnes Flack, big, muscular, female golfer
  • Freddie Widgeon, member of the Drones Club
  • Gussie Fink-Nottle, fish-faced, socially awkward newt-fancier who cannot hold his liquor
  • Sir Watkyn Bassett, owner of Totleigh Towers
  • Madeline Bassett, daughter of Sir Watkyn, very pretty but disturbingly drippy and poetical; often voices conviction that "the stars are God's daisy-chain" and other goofy sentiments
  • Bobbie Wickham, attractive but ruthless red-haired girl, very demanding and fond of practical jokes
  • Florence Craye, Bertie Wooster's cousin and sometimes fiancee, and author of the novel Spindrift
  • Lord Uffenham, owner and butler of Shipley Hall
  • Mike Jackson, Psmith's steadfast, cricket-playing friend
  • Archibald Mulliner, sock collector who can mimic a hen laying an egg

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