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P. G. Wodehouse

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Comic writer; born 1881, died 1975.

He remains very popular for his portrayal of pre-war English upper-class society, with characters like Bertie Wooster, Psmith, Jeeves, Lord Emsworth and his pig, the "Empress of Blandings".

For many years he lived in England and the US, and then France, where he remained after the outbreak of WWII. He was interned by the Nazis; on his release, he made a series of radio broadcasts aimed at America which caused considerable controversy. A later MI5 investigation concluded however that Wodehouse was naive and foolish, but not a collaborator or a traitor.

Because of the controversy, Wodehouse moved permanently to the US, and became an American citizen. He never returned to England.
  • In Defence Of P G Wodehouse

    George Orwell's analysis of the controversy surrounding P G Wodehouse's wartime broadcasts, and defence of the author against some of the more outrageous allegations.

  • P G Wodehouse

    His publisher's official site; includes a profile, information about titles available, competitions and a quote generator.

  • The P G Wodehouse Society (UK)

    Provides information about their activities, events, and membership, with a collection of information sheets about the author's life and work.

  • PG Wodehouse

    Featuring a bibliography, history, quotes, and articles of the author.

  • The Russian Wodehouse Society

    A club that promotes the works of Wodehouse for a Russian-speaking audience. Includes a biography and bibliography, with a collection of other resources.

  • Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975

    A collection of his novels and short stories, made available as electronic texts by Project Gutenberg.

  • Wodehouse.org

    Website of The Wodehouse Society (TWS); includes details of their American and international membership, activities, publications, and links.

  • Wodehousian Magic

    An article in The Hindu discusses P G Wodehouse's popularity in India.

  • Zeroing in on Blandings

    A news item on using geographic information systems (GIS) software to pinpoint the location of the fictional Blandings Castle.

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