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Wodehouse : a life

Author: Robert McCrum
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Presents a biography of English comic novelist P.G. Wodehouse, discussing his family and childhood, his move to the United States, his internment by the Germans during World War II and his controversial broadcasts from Berlin, his marriage, and his achievements as an author.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: P G Wodehouse; P G Wodehouse; Pelham G Wodehouse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McCrum
ISBN: 0393051595 9780393051599
OCLC Number: 56192623
Description: xiii, 530 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 'Does aught befall you? It is good' --
I: Getting started (1881-1914) --
'My childhood went like a breeze' (1881-1894) --
"The boy, what will he become?' (1894-1900) --
'First-fruits of a genius' (1900-1902) --
'My wild lone' (1902-1904) --
'I have arrived' (1904-1909) --
'I want to butt into the big league' (1909-1914) --
II: Something new (1914-1929) --
'An angel in human form' (1914-1915) --
'Musical comedy was my dish (1916-1918) --
'A bloke called Bertie Wooster' (1918-1923) --
'All dizzy with work' (1924-1927) --
'I am planning a vast campaign' (1927-1929) --
III: In the chips (1930-1939) --
'I altered all the characters to Earls and butlers' (1930-1931) --
'My worst year since I started writing' (1932-1934) --
"The one ideal spot in the world' (1934-1936) --
'I am leading a very quiet life here' (1936-1937) --
'I have become a biggish bug these days' (1937-1939) --
IV: Disgrace (1940-1947) --
'The hors d'oeuvre in fate's banquet (1940) --
'Camp was really great fun' (1940-1941) --
'It was a loony thing to do' (June 1941) --
'The global howl' (July 1941) --
'Now I shall have nothing to worry about until 1944' (1941-1943) --
'I made an ass of myself, and must pay the penalty' (1943-1947) --
V: Atonement (1947-1975) --
'My world has been shot to pieces (1947-1951) --
'Our slogan must be entertainment' (1951-1954) --
'I keep plugging away at my art' (1955-1961) --
'The grand old man of English literature' (1961-1975) --
The afterlife of P.G. Wodehouse.
Responsibility: Robert McCrum.
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He had an extraordinary Broadway career, wrote 90 novels and story collections, and among his immortal characters are Jeeves and the Empress of Blandings. McCrum's magisterial biography chronicles  Read more...

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