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Sir '''Pelham Grenville Wodehouse''' ("Plum") (1881-1975) was an English humorous writer.
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He is best known for two series of novels and short stories: those based upon the clueless man-about-town [[Bertie Wooster]] and his capable manservant, [[Jeeves]]; and those based on life at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of the Earl of Emsworth and his prize-winning pig, the Empress of Blandings. Other series of stories centre on the ingenious sponger Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, the public house raconteur Mr Mulliner (and his improbably large family), the raffish Uncle Fred, Earl of Ickenham, and the dapper Psmith.
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Wodehouse was born in [[Guildford]], [[Surrey]], the son of a Hong Kong judge, and educated at [[Dulwich College]], a public school (US = private school) in suburban [[London]]. After school he worked for a short time for the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank in London, before setting up as a full-time writer. His first published works were school stories for the comic paper ''The Captain''. he also collaborated with Jerome Kern and [[Cole Porter]] on musical plays, writing the words for the song ''Bill'' in [[Show Boat]]. The first Jeeves and Wooster story was published in [[1917]] and the first Blandings story in [[1915]].
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Between 1924 and 1940 Wodehouse lived at [[Le Touquet]], [[France]], and was interned by the invading German forces in 1940. Released from close captivity on his 60th birthday, he and his wife then lived at the Adler Hotel in [[Berlin]] for the rest of the war.  After his release from internment Wodehouse made a number of recorded talks to be broadcast on [[Germany|German]] radio transmissions to the then-neutral United States, an act which earned him much condemnation and accusations of collaboration in the United Kingdom. Wodehouse was questioned by [[MI5]] after the war and cleared of treasonable or malicious intent, but the experience dissuaded him from returning to the UK and he spent the rest of his life at Remsenburg, [[Long Island]], [[New York]], [[USA]]. He became an American citizen in [[1955]].
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