P.G. Wodehouse

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sir

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
P.G. Wodehouse, 1930.jpg
Wodehouse at age 49
Born
P.G. Wodehouse

15 October 1881
Died14 February 1975
OccupationComic novelist, short-story writer and playwright
Cover of Wodehouses´s second Jeeves book, The Inimitable Jeeves, published in 1923.

P.G. Wodehouse, in full Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English comic novelist, short-story writer and playwright, best known as the creator of the 'Jeeves' character and series of novels. He was born in Guildford, Surrey. He died of a heart attack in Southampton, New York.

Inspiration[change | change source]

Wodehouse claims to have gotten inspiration for his characters by being like them: born into a rich family, and inheriting much money, making him rich and financially free.

A young Wodehouse is at right with his brothers, in 1887.