History Creator / PGWodehouse

22nd Apr '17 12:25:01 AM jamespolk
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** ''Literature/RightHoJeeves''
11th Jan '17 7:25:50 PM nombretomado
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Wodehouse's books have been the basis for a number of films and television series. The Blandings series has seen Clive Currie and Horace Hodges as Lord Emsworth in movie versions, and Fritz Schultz (in German), Sir Ralph Richardson, and Peter O'Toole on television, although many regard the BBC radio Lord Emsworth, Richard Vernon (who also lent his voice to [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]]), as definitive. Arthur Treacher was well-known as the embodiment of Jeeves in the 1930s, with David Niven (!) taking the part of Bertie Wooster; in the Sixties, Ian Carmichael ([[HeAlsoDid also known]] for playing LordPeterWimsey and the BBC radio Galahad Threepwood) as Bertie and Dennis Price as Jeeves. (It is on record that Wodehouse did not care much for any of these adaptations.) Wodehouse himself appeared in the last year of his life to introduce episodes of the well-regarded ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsHGOmmO6Nc BBC Wodehouse Playhouse]]'', which brilliantly adapted many of the Mulliner and the Golf stories.

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Wodehouse's books have been the basis for a number of films and television series. The Blandings series has seen Clive Currie and Horace Hodges as Lord Emsworth in movie versions, and Fritz Schultz (in German), Sir Ralph Richardson, and Peter O'Toole on television, although many regard the BBC radio Lord Emsworth, Richard Vernon (who also lent his voice to [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]]), as definitive. Arthur Treacher was well-known as the embodiment of Jeeves in the 1930s, with David Niven (!) taking the part of Bertie Wooster; in the Sixties, Ian Carmichael ([[HeAlsoDid also known]] for playing LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey and the BBC radio Galahad Threepwood) as Bertie and Dennis Price as Jeeves. (It is on record that Wodehouse did not care much for any of these adaptations.) Wodehouse himself appeared in the last year of his life to introduce episodes of the well-regarded ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsHGOmmO6Nc BBC Wodehouse Playhouse]]'', which brilliantly adapted many of the Mulliner and the Golf stories.
18th Dec '16 5:21:52 PM Xtifr
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Ineffectual gentry, cunning servants, horrendous aunts -- all these were contributed to the GenteelInterbellumSetting by '''Pelham Grenville Wodehouse''' ("Plum" to friends -- and the last name is prounounced "Woodhouse," not "[[Film/RoadHouse Woad]][[ElmuhFuddSyndwome house]]") (1881-1975), a prolific writer of light comedies, who was also responsible for many early Broadway musicals.

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Ineffectual gentry, cunning servants, horrendous aunts -- all aunts--all these were contributed to the GenteelInterbellumSetting by '''Pelham Pelham Grenville Wodehouse''' Wodehouse ("Plum" to friends -- and friends--and the last name is prounounced "Woodhouse," not "[[Film/RoadHouse Woad]][[ElmuhFuddSyndwome house]]") (1881-1975), a prolific writer of light comedies, who was also responsible for many early Broadway musicals.
15th Dec '16 5:08:58 PM 04tele
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Parodied in the golf story "The Rough Stuff", in which hapless dweeb but talented golfer Ramsden Waters is madly in love with beautiful Eunice Bray. She treats him like a combination doormat/child-minder because he's willing to take her much younger brother Wilberforce out on the links with him, and when he clumsily proposes marriage to her she's almost more baffled than insulted that such a hopeless dork would think he had a chance with her. However, when he and she are paired in the mixed doubles, to her considerable surprise he turns into a curt, focused, steely-eyed {{Determinator}} who plays to win, and she finds it irresistible.
24th Nov '16 1:33:22 PM Aquila89
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* OfficerOHara: Officer Garroway in ''The Small Bachelor''.

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* OfficerOHara: Officer Garroway in ''The Small Bachelor''. When Waddington goes in search of Garroway to attmpt to buy back some shares he sold him, he can't remember Garroway's name; only that it was something Irish. As a result, he ends up encountering an endless succession of other policemen with Irish names.
24th Nov '16 1:28:41 PM Aquila89
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: In an 1958 [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12201.shtml interview (around 2:20)]] he said that nowadays he's writing "historical novels". In a 1971 [[http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3773/the-art-of-fiction-no-60-p-g-wodehouse interview]] with the ''Paris Review'', he said that his stories are set "between the wars, rather. I try not to date them at all".

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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: In an 1958 [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12201.shtml interview (around 2:20)]] he said that nowadays he's writing "historical novels". In a 1971 1973 [[http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3773/the-art-of-fiction-no-60-p-g-wodehouse interview]] with the ''Paris Review'', he said that his stories are set "between the wars, rather. I try not to date them at all".
17th Nov '16 1:07:38 PM Aquila89
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: In an 1958 [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12201.shtml interview (around 2:20)]] he said that nowadays he's writing "historical novels".

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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: In an 1958 [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12201.shtml interview (around 2:20)]] he said that nowadays he's writing "historical novels". In a 1971 [[http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3773/the-art-of-fiction-no-60-p-g-wodehouse interview]] with the ''Paris Review'', he said that his stories are set "between the wars, rather. I try not to date them at all".
3rd Aug '16 8:03:24 AM 06tele
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** An affectionate one occurs in the dedication of ''The Heart of a Goof'': "To my daughter Leonora without whose never-failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time."
12th Apr '16 5:54:40 AM Gallimaufry
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** Even more so with the golfer stories, as the younger players have learned to dread when The Oldest Member starts an unavoidable story. (Mr. Mulliner's audience tends to be more receptive, for most part.) TurnedUpToEleven when a golfer (who clearly have been scarred by The Oldest Member in the past) finds his way to The Angler's Rest, and finds out the hard wahy that ''there is another...''
23rd Dec '15 3:29:40 PM Geoduck
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* UnreliableNarrator: Mr. Mulliner.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Mr. Mulliner.Mulliner is a fisherman spinning tales in his local pub; Wodehouse deliberately used him to frame the more ridiculous story ideas that occurred to him.
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