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P. G. Wodehouse - Author

About the Author

The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

Featured books by P. G. Wodehouse

Jeeves and the Yuletide Spirit and Other Stories

Jeeves and the Yuletide Spirit and Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

A baker's dozen of P.G. Wodehouse's finest short stories.Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from 'the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness'. Julian Fellowes brings together a baker's dozen of P. G. Wodehouse's finest short stories. This beautiful edition includes tales related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of the Angler's Rest; the Oldest Member at the Golf Club; the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge and, of course, the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. Features: Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit (Very Good, Jeeves); One Touch of Nature (The Man With Two Left Feet); The Ordeal of Young Tuppy (Very Good, Jeeves); Ukridge's Dog College (Ukridge); The Story of William (Meet Mr Mulliner); Uncle Fred Flits By (Young Men in Spats); How's That, Umpire (Nothing Serious); Honeysuckle Cottage (Meet Mr Mulliner); The Spot of Art (Very Good, Jeeves); The Heel o Achilles (The Clicking of Cuthbert); Indian Summer of an Uncle (Very Good, Jeeves); Romance at Droitgate Spa (Eggs, Beans and Crumpets); and Sundered Hearts (The Clicking of Cuthbert).

Other books by P. G. Wodehouse

Tales of St. Austin's

Tales of St. Austin's

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2018

Tales of St. Austin's is a collection of short stories and essays, all with a school theme, by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published on 10 November 1903 by Adam & Charles Black, London, all except one item having previously appeared in the schoolboy magazines, The Captain and Public School Magazine. The stories are set in the fictional public school of St. Austin's, which was also the setting for The Pothunters (1902); they revolve around cricket, rugby, petty gambling and other boyish escapades.

Love Among the Chickens

Love Among the Chickens

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2018

Written when he was 25, Love Among the Chickens launched P.G. Wodehouse's career as a novelist and introduced the world to Ukridge, one of his most extraordinary inventions. Robert McCrum's introduction shows how this fascinating early book holds within it so many of the themes which Wodehouse was to make his own.

Mike and Psmith

Mike and Psmith

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Prefect's Uncle

Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

Marriott walked into the senior day-room and finding no one there hurled his portmanteau down on the table with a bang. The noise brought William into the room. William was attached to Leicester's House Beckford College as a mixture of butler and bootboy.

Wodehouse Miscellany

Wodehouse Miscellany

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

A collection of wonderful articles, poems, and stories by that master of comedy and complications, P. G. Wodehouse, the author of My Man Jeeves. Includes "e;Some Aspects of Game-Captaincy,"e; "e;An Unfinished Collection,"e; "e;The New Advertising,"e; "e;The Secret Pleasures of Reginald,"e; "e;My Battle with Drink,"e; "e;In Defense of Astigmatism,"e; "e;Jeeves Takes Charge,"e; and much more...

A Man of means

A Man of means

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Clicking of Cuthbert

Clicking of Cuthbert

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

Who but P.G. Wodehouse could have extracted high comedy from the most noble and ancient game of golf? And who else could have combined this comedy with a real appreciation of the game, drawn from personal experience? Wodehouse's brilliant but human brand of humor is perfectly suited to these stories of love, rivalry, revenge, and fulfillment on the links. While the Oldest Member sits inside the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the strongest human passions burn. All human life is here, from Sandy McHoots, the cocky professional, to shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation is golf. Even golf-haters will not be able to resists stories which perfectly combine physical farce and verbal with a gallery of unforgettable characters.

Psmith, Journalist

Psmith, Journalist

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2018

The story begins with Psmith accompanying his fellow Cambridge student Mike to New York on a cricketing tour. Through high spirits and force of personality, Psmith takes charge of a minor periodical, and becomes imbroiled in a scandal involving slum landlords, boxers and gangsters - the story displays a strong social conscience, rare in Wodehouse's generally light-hearted works.

Wodehouse Collection #1 Ten Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #1 Ten Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: The Adventures of Sally, The Clicking of Cuthbert, The Coming of Bill, A Damsel in Distress, Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories, The Gem Collector, The Girl on the Boat, The Gold Bat, The Head of Kay's, and The Intrusion of Jimmy. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Collection #2 Ten Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #2 Ten Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: Indiscretions of Archie, Jill the Reckless, The Little Nugget, The Little Warrior, Love Among the Chickens, A Man of Means, The Man UPstairs and Other Stories, The Man with Two Left Feet, Mike and Psmith, and Mike a Public School Story. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Collection #3 Ten Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #3 Ten Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: My Man Jeeves, Not George Washington, Picadilly Jim, The Politeness of Princes and Other School Stories, The Pothunters, A Prefect's Uncle, The Prince and Betty, Psmith in the City, Psmith Journalist, and Right Ho Jeeves. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Collection #4 Seven Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #4 Seven Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: Something New, The Swoop, Tales of St. Austin's, Three Men and a Maid, The White Feather, and A Wodehouse Miscellany.According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Miscellany Articles and Stories

Wodehouse Miscellany Articles and Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection of articles, poems, and stories includes: Some Aspects of Game-Captaincy, An Unfinished Collection, The New Advertising, the Secret Pleasures of Reginald, My Battle with Drink, In Defense of Astigmatism, Photographers and Me, A Plea for Indoor Golf, The Alarming Spread of Poetry, My Life as a Dramatic Critic, The Agonies of Writing a Musical Comedy, On the Writing of Lyrics, The Past Theatrical Season, Damon and Pythias, The Hounted Tram, When Papa Swore in Hindustani; Tom, Dick, and Harry; Jeeves Takes Charge, and Disentangling Old Duggie. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Prefect's Uncle

Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2018

A Prefect's Uncle is an early novel by P.G. Wodehouse, one of his school stories for children. The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "e;Beckford College"e;, a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "e;Bishop"e; Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes a personal servant to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.

Something New

Something New

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

Ashe was reading listlessly down the column when, from the mass of advertisements, one of an unusual sort detached itself. WANTED: Young Man of good appearance, who is poor and reckless, to undertake a delicate and dangerous enterprise. Good pay for the right man. Apply between the hours of ten and twelve at offices of Mainprice, Mainprice & Boole, 3 Denvers Street, Strand. Ashe, an adventurer at heart, was also uncommonly lazy. As it was, however, he could make an immediate start. It was with fine fervor animating him that he entered the gloomy offices of Mainprice, Mainprice & Boole. His brain was afire and he felt ready for anything.

Man of Means

Man of Means

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

A Man of Means is a collection of six short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. The stories first appeared in the United Kingdom in the Strand in 1914, and in the United States in Pictorial Review in 1916. They were later published in book form in the UK by Porpoise Books in 1991; the collection was released on Project Gutenberg in 2003. The stories all star Roland Bleke, a young man for whom financial success is always a mixed blessing. The plots follow on from each other, sometimes directly, and occasionally refer back to past events in Bleke's meteoric career.

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