P.G. Wodehouse

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Name: Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE
Also Known As: P.G. Wodehouse
Occupation: novelist, playwright and lyricist
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Official Website(s): P.G. Wodehouse - The Official Website Wikipedia
Fan Website(s): The PG Wodehouse Society (UK) The Wodehouse Society
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P.G. Wodehouse (15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English writer who is best known today in fandom for his comic Jeeves short stories and novels, written between 1915 and 1974. There is also a small amount of fannish interest in some of his other works, including the Psmith and Blandings Castle series.

P.G. Wodehouse is the author of 71 novels, 42 plays,[1] (almost) countless short stories,[2] and many other writings.[1]

In an article in The New York Times, Israel Shenker reports that P.G. Wodehouse was quite capable of fannish behaviour himself:

Standing next to the win dow was a large color TV, and Mr. Wodehouse appeared nervous about it. It was get ting close to 3:30, time for “The Edge of Night,” the soap opera he watches every week day. He would rather miss gingersnaps at afternoon tea than forgo an installment. Before he became addicted to “The Edge of Night,” he used to watch “Love of Life.”

“The fellow who wrote ‘Love of Life’ gave it up, and the story became less inter esting,” said Mr. Wodehouse. “But this ‘Edge of Night’ thing is very, very good. It's writ ten by a chap called Herbert Slesar.[3] I don't know how I'd ever invent the incidents. It's very interesting to watch how he develops the various characters. He's got about four stories going at the same time, switches from one to the other.”

Mrs. Wodehouse is resigned to her husband's delight in the soap opera. She is even forgiving about his passion for baseball on TV.

“I'm a widow when the Mets begin,” she said.

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  1. ^ a b P. G. Wodehouse Bibliography on Wikipedia
  2. ^ P. G. Wodehouse Short Stories Bibliography on Wikipedia
  3. ^ The author P.G. Wodehouse was talking about was Henry Slesar, see: Wikipedia:Henry Slesar
  4. ^ See: On Wodehouse Does Without a Jeeves, Archived version by Israel Shenker (NYT, June 6, 1971)