Donaldson's biography, the first to have the complete cooperation of the Wodehouse estate, paints an in-depth and affectionate picture of the man known to his friends as Plum. It covers his life from school at Dulwich; life in the City; early years writing for magazines; his love affair with Broadway and Hollywood; his time as a prisoner of war and his wartime broadcast from Berlin that had him branded a traitor for many years; and his final years in America.
Frances Donaldson was an award-winning biographer
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Frances Donaldson was an award-winning biographer. Her other books include The Marconi Scandal, Child of the Twenties, Evelyn Waugh: Portrait of a Country Neighbour, a biography of Edward VIII, and a history of the Royal Opera House.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (/ˈwʊdhaʊs/, WOOD-howss; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (/ˈwʊdhaʊs/, WOOD-howss; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) 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.
P G Wodehouse was an English playwright and author. Read this brief biography to find more on his life
P G Wodehouse was an English playwright and author. Read this brief biography to find more on his life. Two years after his graduation, Wodehouse took up a job with the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank in London, (Today's HSBC), but soon realized his lack of interest in Banking. He left the job and started to write, alternating between England and the United States. In 1902, he received his first job as a journalist and began working with a newspaper The Globe where he was responsible for the comic column.
Wodehouse, English-born comic novelist, short-story writer, lyricist, and playwright, best known as the creator of Jeeves, the supreme ‘gentleman’s gentleman. He wrote more than 90 books and more than 20 film scripts and collaborated on more than 30 plays and musical comedies. Alternative Title: SIr Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.
A Jeeves and Wooster collection
A Jeeves and Wooster collection it is a little preparation of my own invention. Wodehouse died before finishing this novel, which uses the Blandings formula: a pretty niece brought to the castle to separate her from a suitor; suitor infiltrated under an assumed name by Gally; Lord Emsworth innocently blowing the gaff to an angry sister. Wodehouse's notes complete the story.
This is, in my opinion, the best of the three biographies of Wodehouse that I have read. I must admit to being partial to biographies that are sympathetic, but not not so much so that they are adulatory and this biography is the best on that score.
Wodehouse received his education at Dulwich College, where he was a member of the school cricket team, (he would not lose interest in the local cricket tournament until many years later!)
PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE, (to friends - Plum) (b. Oct. 15, 1881, Guildford, Surrey, SE En. d. Feb. 14, (on St. Valentine day), 1975, Southampton, . Wodehouse received his education at Dulwich College, where he was a member of the school cricket team, (he would not lose interest in the local cricket tournament until many years later!) Also he practised boxing there. In this period he met gentry-folk which would serve as the main characters of his many books later.
Wodehouse, a biography. by. Donaldson, Frances Lonsdale, Lady. Wodehouse": p. 317-328. Includes bibliographical references and index. Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975, Authors, English - 20th century - Biography, Humorous stories - Authorship. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House. 96 06 26. Bookplateleaf. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control).
Wodehouse also wrote various books meant for school magazines. P. Wodehouse then jokingly narrated his encounters of the war in American Radio broadcasts. If only he knew that his jokes would be misinterpreted, he would have remained tongue-tied. He also worked for many magazines as a freelancer. He wrote lyrics for musical comedies as well. From 1914, he alternated between the States and England. In 1934, he eventually settled in France. The officials of England were not happy with his jokes. Wodehouse was allegedly accused of siding with the Nazis during the war. He later faced treason charges following these accusations.