P.G. Wodehouse


Born
in Guildford, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
October 15, 1881

Died
February 14, 1975

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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.

An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by more recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett. Sean O'Casey famously called him "English litera
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January 2020 Short Story/Novella Poll

 
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  43 votes, 15.0%

Boys and Girls by Alice Munro, 10 pages, 1964
 
  38 votes, 13.2%

 
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