Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge

Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge (pronounced "Fanshawe Ewkridge" (as in fridge)) is a fictional character from the short stories and novels of P. G. Wodehouse.

Ukridge is a schemer who will do anything to increase his funding—except, of course, work. An alert and creative opportunist, he makes sure that no kindness shown to him, however small, will go unexploited for financial gain. Though Ukridge never achieved the gigantic popularity of the same author's Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse retained a certain fondness for him, his last appearance in a Wodehouse story being as late as 1966. With completed new stories appearing over a span of 60 years, he is in fact the longest-running of Wodehouse's characters, topping Jeeves and Wooster (1915-1974, or 59 years) and the denizens of Blandings Castle (1915-1969, or 54 years).

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