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P. G. Wodehouse - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about P. G. Wodehouse

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of P. G. Wodehouse, English comic novelist, short story writer, and playwright
P. G. Wodehouse   (1881 - 1975)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  October 15, 1881
Guildford, Surrey, England
 
Died:  February 14, 1975
Remsenburg, Long Island, United States
 
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P. G. Wodehouse - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/14/1975     Plum in Trouble
On this day in 1975 P. G. "Plum" Wodehouse died, aged ninety-three. Given the hundred books and the three-dozen musicals, it seems reasonable to believe the account of Wodehouse's final moments which has him collapsing while trying to pick up the pen and papers his wife had thrown across his hospital room. On this day in 1946 George Orwell published "In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse," in which he tries to rescue the author from his stickiest and most famous spot of trouble.
10/15/1881     "Plum" Wodehouse, Plumheads
On this day in 1881, P. G. Wodehouse -- Pelham Grenville but known as "Plum," his fans as "Plumheads" -- was born, in Surrey, England. Although he had Barons, the sister of Anne Boleyn, and noblemen who attended upon Edward the Confessor in his own ancestry, Wodehouse spent a lifetime exploring, as George Orwell put it, "the comic possibilities of the English aristocracy."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Life With Jeeves: The Inimitable Jeeves, Very Good, Jeeves!, and Right Ho, Jeeves
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The Golf Omnibus
fiction
 
The Most of P. G. Wodehouse
anthology
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
P. G. Wodehouse: A Biography
by Frances Donaldson
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Portrait of a Master
by David A. Jasen
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Essay: "The Genius of Wodehouse"
Read an article from The New Criterion magazine which reviews the life and legacy of P. G. Wodehouse.

"Most great artists plumb the depths; Wodehouse remained fixed, gloriously, on the surface. That was both his limitation and his achievement. What he lacked in profundity he made up for in verbal dexterity. His province was humor: he didn't trespass into other realms."
Essay: "The Persecution of P. G. Wodehouse"
Find a study of the charges -- both official and unofficial -- made against Wodehouse for his radio broadcasts made while in German custody during WWII.

"Two British officers, Major Malcolm Muggeridge and Major E.J P. Cussen, were sent to interview Wodehouse. Although both reported that there was no evidence that he had intentionally given any aid to the enemy, nevertheless, Wodehouse and his wife were subjected to a certain amount of harassment by both the British and the French authorities."
Online Books Page
This large selection of over 20 electronic texts, including:

  • A Damsel in Distress

  • Indiscretions of Archie

  • The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories

  • Three Men and a Maid

  • The White Feather

  • Piccadilly Jim

  • Psmith in the City
  • The Junior Ganymede Club Book
    A fan site offers answers to frequently asked questions about the author and his works, and encourages visitors to join The Wodehouse Society. Also features a list of works by and about the writer, and glossary of terms and phrases found in Wodehouse's works.

    "He is most well known for his short stories, focusing on the lives of bachelor gentlemen (and their gentlemen's gentlemen, the most famous of which is Jeeves) in an England that never changes - it is always sometime in the early 1920's, and war is never thought of. Some men are rich, others need rich men as friends, women exist only to entangle men in matrimony, and no gentleman would be caught dead without his evening clothes."
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