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P.G. Wodehouse

Birthdate: 15. October 1881
Date of death: 14. February 1975
Other names: పి. జి. వుడ్‌హౌస్

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the third son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school, he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the jolly gentleman of leisure Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf; and Mr. Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls.

Most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, although he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. He wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies during and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, that played an important part in the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood. In a 1931 interview, his naïve revelations of incompetence and extravagance in the studios caused a furore. In the same decade, his literary career reached a new peak.

In 1934 Wodehouse moved to France for tax reasons; in 1940 he was taken prisoner at Le Touquet by the invading Germans and interned for nearly a year. After his release he made six broadcasts from German radio in Berlin to the US, which had not yet entered the war. The talks were comic and apolitical, but his broadcasting over enemy radio prompted anger and strident controversy in Britain, and a threat of prosecution. Wodehouse never returned to England. From 1947 until his death he lived in the US, taking dual British-American citizenship in 1955. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing more than ninety books, forty plays, two hundred short stories and other writings between 1902 and 1974. He died in 1975, at the age of 93, in Southampton, New York.

Wodehouse worked extensively on his books, sometimes having two or more in preparation simultaneously. He would take up to two years to build a plot and write a scenario of about thirty thousand words. After the scenario was complete he would write the story. Early in his career he would produce a novel in about three months, but he slowed in old age to around six months. He used a mixture of Edwardian slang, quotations from and allusions to numerous poets, and several literary techniques to produce a prose style that has been compared to comic poetry and musical comedy. Some critics of Wodehouse have considered his work flippant, but among his fans are former British prime ministers and many of his fellow writers. Wikipedia

Works

Right Ho, Jeeves
Right Ho, Jeeves
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Carry On, Jeeves
Carry On, Jeeves
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Joy in the Morning
Joy in the Morning
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The Inimitable Jeeves
The Inimitable Jeeves
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Jeeves in the Offing
Jeeves in the Offing
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Very Good, Jeeves
Very Good, Jeeves
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Summer Lightning
Summer Lightning
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The Girl in Blue
The Girl in Blue
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Much Obliged, Jeeves
Much Obliged, Jeeves
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Cocktail Time
Cocktail Time
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Pigs Have Wings
Pigs Have Wings
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My Man Jeeves
My Man Jeeves
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Psmith, Journalist
Psmith, Journalist
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Laughing Gas
Laughing Gas
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Something Fresh
Something Fresh
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Young Men in Spats
Young Men in Spats
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Summer Moonshine
Summer Moonshine
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The Mating Season
The Mating Season
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Thank You, Jeeves
Thank You, Jeeves
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Big Money
Big Money
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A Few Quick Ones
A Few Quick Ones
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Spring Fever
Spring Fever
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Mr Mulliner Speaking
Mr Mulliner Speaking
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Doctor Sally
Doctor Sally
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A Damsel in Distress
A Damsel in Distress
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Uneasy Money
Uneasy Money
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Piccadilly Jim
Piccadilly Jim
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Sunset at Blandings
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Galahad at Blandings
Galahad at Blandings
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Uncle Dynamite
Uncle Dynamite
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The Girl on the Boat
The Girl on the Boat
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The Small Bachelor
The Small Bachelor
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Quick Service
Quick Service
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Ring for Jeeves
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Something New
Something New
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„A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life's gas-pipe with a lighted candle.“

—  P.G. Wodehouse

Variant: He was a Frenchman, a melancholy-looking man. His aspect was that of one who has been looking for the leak in a gas pipe with a lighted candle.
Source: The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

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