The Workings of P.G Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881 in England.. He was known as "Plum" by most family and friends. Wodehouse barely ever saw his parents. He lived with a nanny in England. His consolation was in his writings. He filled the void of his absent parents by writing. In 1914, he married a lovely woman named Ethel Wayman and through this marriage he gained a step-daughter named Leonora. However, he could not have any biological children of his own due to contracting mumps as a child.


Wodehouse is widely regarded as the "greatest comic author" of the 20th century. He wrote more than 70 novels and 200 short stories. His articles were published in over 80 magazines. He also wrote plays, poems, song lyrics, and pieces of journalism. Today, he is best known for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories. Wodehouse is currently in the songwriters hall of fame. He has many various pen names, a few of which are: Henry William Jones, P Brooke-Haven, Pelham Grenville, Melrose Grainger, and J Walker Williams.

He died on February 14, 1975 in New York when he was taken to Southampton Hospital and died of a heart attack at age 93.