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A Life in Letters

Wodehouse, P. G., 1881-1975 (Book - 2013 )
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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.
Authors: Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975
Statement of Responsibility: P.G. Wodehouse ; edited by Sophie Ratcliffe
Title: A life in letters
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2013
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: xvi, 602 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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"The definitive edition of the letters-many previously unpublished .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
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
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."
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 Correspondence Novelists, English 20th century Biography Novelists, English 20th century Correspondence
Topical Term: Novelists, English
Novelists, English
Additional Contributors: Ratcliffe, Sophie - 1975-
LCCN: 2012019989
ISBN: 9780393088991
0393088995
Branch Call Number: B Wodehouse W
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