Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (PG Wodehouse) was a 20th century humorist author.
PG Wodehouse remains so well loved because of his enduring characters and inimitable style, says Sophie Ratcliffe, associate professor of English at Oxford University who chooses his best books. She also recommends reading his autobiography which is included in Wodehouse on Wodehouse and she had edited a collection of his letters PG Wodehouse.
“One of the things, apart from what I’ve already mentioned, that makes them so good and so time-proof is the clockwork precision of the plots.” Philip Pullman, who selected the Jeeves and Wooster stories in his five favourite books.
Books by PG Wodehouse
Interviews where books by PG Wodehouse were recommended
Literature teacher from the University of Texas says the intelligence behind the confusion in comic novels must be essentially benign – like being tickled.
A prolific writer sometimes oblivious to events going on around him, PG Wodehouse remains so well loved because of his enduring characters and inimitable style, says Sophie Ratcliffe, associate professor of English at Oxford University and editor of his letters.
In his latest book, fans from around the world chose which of Neil Gaiman’s writings they liked the best, a great introduction to his writing for anyone not familiar with his work. Here the prolific, genre-bending author recommends some of his own favourite books: comfort reads to turn to in difficult times.
The author Philip Pullman—creator of the beloved His Dark Materials trilogy, and one of the world’s greatest storytellers—recommends five of his favourite books: from a fragmentary masterpiece by Fernando Pessoa to P. G. Wodehouse’s comic triumphs.