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P. G. Wodehouse
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines.

An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about 100 books. In Jeeves, the ever resourceful "gentleman's personal gentleman", and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, he created two of the best known and best loved characters in twentieth century literature. Their exploits, first collected in Carry On, Jeeves, were chronicled in fourteen books, and have been repeatedly adapted for television, radio and the stage. Wodehouse also created many other comic figures, notably Lord Emsworth, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, Psmith and the numerous members of the Drones Club. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and 250 lyrics for some 30 msical comedies. The Times hailed him as a "comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce."

P. G. Wodehouse said, "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn ...."

Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussaud's. He died on St. Valentine's Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books LTD.

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*P. G. Wodehouse Movies
*The Pothunters, 1902
*Tales of St. Austin's, 1903
*A Prefect's Uncle, 1903
*The Gold Bat, 1904
*William Tell Told Again, 1904
*The Head of Kay's, 1905
*Love Among the Chickens, 1906
*The White Feather, 1907
*Not George Washington, 1907
*The Globe by the Way Book, 1908
*Mike: A Public School Story, 1909
*The Intrusion of Jimmy, 1910
*Psmith in the City, 1910
*Gentleman of Leisure, 1911
*The Prince and Betty, 1912
*The Little Nugget, 1913
*The Man Upstairs and Other Stories, 1914
*Something New, 1915
*Uneasy Money, 1916
*Piccadilly Jim, 1917
*The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories, 1917
*Carry on, Jeeves, 1919
*A Damsel in Distress, 1919
*Their Mutual Child, 1919
*The Little Warrior, 1920
*Indiscretions of Archie, 1921
*The Clicking of Cuthbert, 1922
*The Girl on the Boat (audio), 1922
*The Adventures of Sally, 1922
*Leave It to Psmith, 1923
*The Inimitable Jeeves, 1923
*Ukridge, 1924
*Jeeves (audio), 1925
*The Heart of a Goof, 1926
*Meet Mr. Mulliner, 1927
*The Small Bachelor, 1927
*Money for Nothing, 1928
*Fish Preferred, 1929
*Very Good, Jeeves!, 1930
*Mulliner Nights, 1930
*Big Money, 1931
*If I Were You, 1931
*Doctor Sally (audio), 1932
*Hot Water, 1932
*Heavy Weather, 1933
*Thank You, Jeeves, 1934
*Right Ho, Jeeves, 1934
*The Luck of the Bodkins, 1935
*Laughing Gas, 1935
*Blandings Castle, 1935
*Young Men in Spats, 1936
*Lord Emsworth and Others, 1937
*Summer Moonshine, 1937
*The Code of the Woosters, 1938
*Weekend Wodehouse, 1939
*Uncle Fred in the Springtime, 1939
*Quick Service, 1940
*Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (audio), 1940
*Joy in the Morning, 1946
*Full Moon, 1947
*Spring Fever, 1948
*Uncle Dynamite, 1948
*Mating Season, 1949
*Old Reliable, 1951
*Pigs Have Wings, 1952
*Bring on the Girls; The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy (coauthor), 1953
*The Return of Jeeves, 1954
*Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, 1954
*French Leave, 1956
*French Leave, 1956
*Butler Did It, 1957
*Cocktail Time, 1958
*Jeeves in the Offing (How Right You Are, Jeeves), 1960
*Service with a Smile (audio), 1961
*Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, 1963
*Biffen's Millions, 1964
*Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood, 1965
*The Purloined Paperweight, 1967
*Do Butlers Burgle Banks? (audio), 1968
*A Pelican at Blandings, 1969
*The Girl in Blue, 1970
*Jeeves and the Tie That Binds, 1971
*Bachelors Anonymous, 1973
*The Plot That Thickened, 1973
*The Cat-Nappers, 1974
*Sunset at Blandings, 1977
*The Swoop and Other Stories, 1979
*The World of Mr. Mulliner, 1985
*Tales from the Drones Club, 1991
*The Golf Omnibus: Thirty-One Humorous Tales from the Green, 1991
*The Uncollected Wodehouse, 1992
*Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories, 1997