A Life in Letters
"The definitive edition of the letters-many previously unpublished .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
1899/1900: "Set thy beetle-crusher on the ladder of fame"
1901/1909: "Got a plot, thanks"
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"
1940/1941: "Am quite happy here"
1941/1943: "So little to tell"
1943/1947: "Under surveillance"
Return to America
1947/1954: "New York is overwhelming"
1954/1975: "He did take trouble."
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