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Wodehouse

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
P G Wodehouse charmed 20th-century readers with his delightful tales recounting the bunglings of his endearing aristocrats, most famously Bertie Wooster and his cunning gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves. Born in England, Wodehouse moved to France in 1934. He was captured and interned by the Germans until 1941, after which he made five radio broadcasts to America, which caused ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Haus Publishing (first published 1979)
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John Frankham
Mar 04, 2015 John Frankham rated it really liked it
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An excellent short biography, enhanced by copious photographs. Good for the uninitiated, and a useful aid to the reading of the oeuvre.
Katherine
Apr 15, 2016 Katherine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*3.5 stars.
"P.G., though, was no laurel rest-uponer" (26).
“The Mark Twain medal...given to P.G. in 1936 in recognition of his ‘outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world’” (82). *What an honor. Or honour, considering he's British.
“Within the cell, in addition to the bed, there was a tap, a latrine, and a chair chained to the wall, though where a prisoner might have been disposed to take the thing, God knows” (84). *Indeed.
*I love this photo caption: “Sir Ralph Richardson
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Jul 31, 2015 Joss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another in the Thames and Hudson Literary Lives series. Hugely enjoyable, partly because the author lapses into Wodehousian style on occasion. Deals with his whole career and life, including a section on televised adaptations of the books, which naturally does not include the 1990s adaptation. If nothing else, it will inspire you to read the books - again!
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Interesting insight on one of my favorite writers.
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