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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Pelham Grenville Wodehouse  ” great author complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse  

(1881 – 1975)

English comic novelist, short story writer, lyricist and playwright, best known as the creator of Jeeves, the perfect ‘gentleman’s gentle-man,’ Berrie Wooster of the Drones Club, a young bachelor aristocrat, and the absentminded Lord Emsworth of the Blandings Castle. Pelham. Grenville Wodehouse was born in Guildford, Surrey, as the son of Henry Ernest Wodehouse, a British judge in Hong Kong,- and Eleanor (Deane) Wodehouse. Until the age of four he lived.in Hong Kong with his parents. Returning to En-gland, he spent much of his childhood in the care of various aunts. Wodehouse attended boarding schools and received his secondary education at Dulwich College, London, which he always remembered with affection. His first article for which he was paid was Some Aspects of Game Captaincy. Wodehouse wrote it for a competition sponsored by The Public School Magazine. Wodehouse started his career in the literary world first as a free-lance writer, contributing humorous stories to Punch and the London Globe. After 1909 he lived and worked long periods in the United States and in France. In 1914 he married Ethel Newton, a widow, whom he had met in New York eight weeks earlier. She had a daughter, Leonora, whom Wodehouse adopted legally.

Wodehouse’s early stories were mainly for schoolboys centring on a character known as Psmith. Among his earliest novels were A Prefect’s Uncle (1903) and Mike (1909). Following the World War I Wodehouse gained fame with the novel Piccadilly Jim (1918). In 1924 Wodehouse had his major breakthrough with the The Inimitable Jeeves. Wodehouse had introduced Woorster and Jeeves in his early short story The Man with Two Left Feet (1917). The first novel centering on the characters, Thank You, Jeeves (1934), immediately mmediately greeted as one of his very best. Wodehouse dedicated The Heart Of A Goof (1926) to his daughter Wodehouse wrote nearly 100 novels, about 30 plays and 20 screenplays. His first book, The Pothunters, a short story collection, was published 1902. The last, Aunt’s Aren’t Gentlemen, appeared 1974. Wodehouse also wrote his memoirs, Performing Flea (1951) and Over Seventy (1957). In the 1960s Wodehouse’s stories inspired the television series The World of Wooster and Blandings Castle. Wodehouse Playhouse started in 1975 and in the 1990s Hugh Laurie as Bertie and Stephen Fry as Jeeves appeared in new television series. Wodehouse’s book Piccadilly Jim was adapted into screen by Robert Z. Leonard in 1936, starring Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, and Frank Morgan.


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