Pelham Grenville "P.G." WODEHOUSE1881-1975
Nasce a Guildford (Surrey, Gran Bretagna) il 15 ottobre 1881. Comincia a pubblicare articoli e racconti brevi per bambini mentre lavora in una banca di Londra. E' assunto come redattore dal Globe nel 1904 e pubblica nel 1906 il suo primo racconto lungo per un pubblico adulto, il famoso "Love among the Chickens" (L'amore tra i polli), che riscriverà interamente nel 1921.
Nel 1932 si trasferisce in Francia, ma durante la guerra è catturato dai tedeschi e nel 1940 viene deportato in Germania. Famoso in tutto il mondo, viene usato dai tedeschi per fini propagandistici. Perciò dopo la Liberazione viene accusato di collaborazionismo e catturato dalla polizia francese. Liberato, nel 1947 si trasferisce a New York (Stati Uniti) e nel 1955 ottiene la cittadinanza statunitense.
Muore a 94 anni nell'ospedale di Southampton (Gran Bretagna) nel febbraio del 1975.
Opere di Wodehouse
1902The Pothunters  
1903A Prefect's Uncle  
1903Tales of St Austin's  
1904The Gold Bat  
1904William Tell Told Again  
1905The Head of Kay's  
1906Love Among the Chickens L'amore tra i polli
1907The White Feather  
1907Not George Washington  
1908The Globe By the Way Book  
1909The Swoop!  
1909Mike  
1910A Gentleman of Leisure / The Intrusion of Jimmy  
1910Psmith in the City  
1912The Prince and Betty  
1913The Little Nugget  
1914The Man Upstairs  
1915Psmith, Journalist  
1915Something Fresh / Something New  
1917Uneasy Money  
1917The Man with Two Left Feet  
1917Piccadilly Jim  
1919My Man Jeeves  
1919A Damsel in Distress  
1919The Coming of Bill / Their Mutual Child / The White Hope  
1920Jill the Reckless / The Little Warrior  
1921Indiscretions of Archie  
1921Love Among the Chickens [riscrittura] L'amore tra i polli (1928, Ed. Ala/Monanni, Milano;
trad.: Silvio Spaventa Filippi
1922The Clicking of Cuthbert / Golf Without Tears  
1922The Girl on the Boat / Three Men and a Maid  
1922The Adventures of Sally / Mostly Sally  
1923The Inimitable Jeeves / Jeeves  
1923Leave It to Psmith  
1924Ukridge / He Rather Enjoyed It  
1924Bill the Conqueror  
1925Carry On, Jeeves Avanti, Jeeves! (1928, Ed. Ala/Monanni, Milano;
trad.: Silvio Spaventa Filippi)
1925Sam the Sudden / Sam in the Suburbs  
1926The Heart of a Goof / Divots  
1927The Small Bachelor  
1927Meet Mr Mulliner  
1928Money for Nothing  
1929Mr Mulliner Speaking  
1929Summer Lightning / Fish Preferred  
1930Very Good, Jeeves Benissimo, Jeeves! (1928, Ed. Ala/Monanni, Milano;
trad.: Alberto Tedeschi)
1931Big Money  
1931If I Were You  
1932Louder and Funnier  
1932Doctor Sally  
1932Hot Water  
1933Mulliner Nights  
1933Heavy Weather  
1934Thank You, Jeeves  
1934Right Ho, Jeeves / Brinkley Manor  
1935Blandings Castle and Elsewhere  
1935The Luck of the Bodkins  
1936Young Men in Spats  
1936Laughing Gas  
1937Lord Emsworth and Others / Crime Wave at Blandings  
1937Summer Moonshine  
1938The Code of the Woosters  
1939Uncle Fred in the Springtime  
1940Eggs, Beans and Crumpets  
1940Quick Service  
1942Money in the Bank  
1946Joy in the Morning / Jeeves in the Morning  
1947Full Moon  
1948Spring Fever  
1948Uncle Dynamite  
1949The Mating Season  
1950Nothing Serious  
1951The Old Reliable  
1952Barmy in Wonderland / Angel Cake  
1952Pigs Have Wings  
1953Ring for Jeeves / The Return of Jeeves  
1953Performing Flea / Author! Author!  
1953Bring on the Girls!  
1954Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit / Bertie Wooster Sees It Through  
1956French Leave  
1956America, I Like You / Over Seventy  
1957Something Fishy / The Butler Did It  
1958Cocktail Time  
1959A Few Quick Ones  
1960Jeeves in the Offing / How Right You Are, Jeeves  
1961The Ice in the Bedroom  
1961Service With a Smile  
1963Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves  
1964Frozen Assets / Biffen's Millions  
1965Galahad at Blandings / The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood  
1966Plum Pie  
1967Company for Henry / The Purloined Paperweight  
1968Do Butlers Burgle Banks?  
1969A Pelican at Blandings / No Nudes Is Good Nudes  
1970The Girl in Blue  
1971Much Obliged, Jeeves / Jeeves and the Tie That Binds  
1972Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin / The Plot That Thickened  
1973Bachelors Anonymous  
1974Aunts Aren't Gentlemen / The Cat-nappers  
1977Sunset at Blandings