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P. G. Wodehouse

Author (15-Oct-1881 — 14-Feb-1975)


Joseph Connolly. P. G. Wodehouse: An Illustrated Biography with Complete Bibliography and Collector's Guide. London: Orbis Publishing. 1979. 160pp.

Frances Donaldson (editor). Yours, Plum: The Letters of P. G. Wodehouse. London: Hutchinson. 1990. 270pp.

Frances Donaldson. P. G. Wodehouse: A Biography. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1982. 399pp.

Daniel H. Garrison. Who's Who in Wodehouse. New York: Peter Lang. 1987. 219pp.

Benny Green. P. G. Wodehouse: A Literary Biography. London: Pavilion Books. 1981.

James H. Heineman; Donald R. Bensen (editors). P. G. Wodehouse: A Centenary Celebration, 1881-1901. Oxford University Press/The Pierpoint Morgan Library. 1981. 199pp.

D. A. Jasen. A Bibliography and Reader's Guide to the First Editions of P. G. Wodehouse. Archon Books. 1970. 290pp. Second edition in 1986, of 306pp.

David A. Jasen. P. G. Wodehouse: A Portrait of a Master. New York: Mason & Lipscomb. 1974.

Robert McCrum. Wodehouse: A Life. London: Viking. 2004. 544pp.

E. McIlvaine; L. S. Sherby; J. H. Heineman. P. G. Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, Inc.. 1990. 461pp.

N. T. P. Murphy. In Search of Blandings: The Facts behind the Wodehouse Fiction. (privately published). 1981. 250pp. A second edition was published 1986 by Secker & Warburg, London.

Barry Phelps. P. G. Wodehouse: Man and Myth. London: Constable and Co.. 1992. 344pp.

Tony Ring. You Simply Hit Them with an Axe: The Extraordinary True Story of the Tax Turmoils of P. G. Wodehouse. Maidenhead: Porpoise Books. 1995. 255pp.

Iain Sproat. Wodehouse at War: The Extraordinary Truth About P. G. Wodehouse's Broadcasts on Nazi Radio. London: Milner & Company Ltd.. 1981.

Brian Taves. P. G. Wodehouse and Hollywood: Screenwriting, Satires and Adaptations. McFarland & Company. 2006. 228pp.

Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce: A P. G. Wodehouse Companion. Overlook Hardcover. 2003.

Richard J. Voorhees. P. G. Wodehouse. New York: Twayne Publishers. 1966.

Herbert Warren Wind. The World of P. G. Wodehouse. New York: Praeger. 1972.


  1. Pelham Grenville Wodehouse collection of papers, 1905-1975
    New York Public Library


  1. PG Wodehouse Secures Redemption as British Library Acquires Priceless Archive
    The author's reputation, long tarnished by charges of Nazi collaboration, will be restored as his papers find a new home
    by Robert McCrum. The Guardian, 26-Nov-2016.


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  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.831)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.762)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1574)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.199)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.257)

  13. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1394-1400)

  14. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1538)

  15. Current Biography, 1971 Yearbook (pp.443-45)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1123)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.519)

  18. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.558)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.27)

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