Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed tremendous popular success over a career that lasted more than 70 years and is still widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his lifetime, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouses' main canvas remained that of English upper-class pre-war society, reflecting his birth, education, and yout... hful writing career. Wodehouse was admired by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and others. Sean OCasey famously called him "English literatures performing flea," a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist with fifteen plays and 250 lyrics for about thirty musical co-authors. He has worked on the musical Anything Goes (1934) with Cole Porter and has frequently worked with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kerns Show Boat (1927), wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin/Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and worked on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928) with Rudolf Friml.READ MORE
A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.
In your walks about London you will sometimes see bent, haggard figures that look as if they had recently been caught in some powerful machinery. They are those fellows who got mixed up with Catsmeat when he was meaning well.