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A life in letters

Author: P G Wodehouse; Sophie Ratcliffe
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A collection of letters from one of England's greatest comic writers includes his humorous and touching correspondence with family, friends, and great literary figures of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: P G Wodehouse; P G Wodehouse; P G Wodehouse
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P G Wodehouse; Sophie Ratcliffe
ISBN: 9780393088991 0393088995
OCLC Number: 783162495
Notes: Previously published: London : Hutchinson, 2011.
"The definitive edition of the letters-many previously unpublished . . . . Wodehouse corresponded with relatives, friends, and some of the greatest figures of the twentieth century: Agatha Christie, Ira Gershwin, Evelyn Waugh, George Orwell, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The letters are arranged chronologically with intersecting sections of biography written by Sophie Ratcliffe"--Publisher's note.
Description: xvi, 602 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
Dulwich --
1899/1900 : "Set thy beetle-crusher on the ladder of fame" --
Early career --
1901/1909 : "Got a plot, thanks" --
New York --
1909/1914 : "American hustle" --
Love on Long Island --
1914/1918 : "Something fresh" --
The roaring Twenties --
1919/1930 : "This, I need scarcely point out to you, is jolly old fame" --
Wodehouse in Hollywood --
1930/1931 : "This place is loathsome" --
Wodehouse in the Thirties --
1932/1940 : "A jolly strong position" --
Internment --
1940/1941 : "Am quite happy here" --
The broadcasts --
Berlin --
1941/1943 : "So little to tell" --
Paris --
1943/1947 : "Under surveillance" --
Return to America --
1947/1954 : "New York is overwhelming" --
Final years --
1954/1975 : "He did take trouble".
Responsibility: P.G. Wodehouse ; edited by Sophie Ratcliffe.

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[Wodehouse] was a wonderfully amiable correspondent, chatty and gossipy and direct. --Jonathan Yardley"

 
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