Fore!: The Best of Wodehouse on Golf [NOOK Book]

Overview

P.G. Wodehouse often said that he wished he'd spent more time playing golf and less "fooling about writing stories and things." Happily, the prolific and beloved satirist often took his pen to the green. Here, Wodehouse expert D.R. Bensen has collected a dozen pieces to delight golfers and those who know them?even those who have never basked in the ecstasy of a perfect putt.
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Fore!: The Best of Wodehouse on Golf

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Overview

P.G. Wodehouse often said that he wished he'd spent more time playing golf and less "fooling about writing stories and things." Happily, the prolific and beloved satirist often took his pen to the green. Here, Wodehouse expert D.R. Bensen has collected a dozen pieces to delight golfers and those who know them—even those who have never basked in the ecstasy of a perfect putt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547527727
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 611,128
  • File size: 290 KB

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse
Comic timing would seem less of the essence in literature until you read the English wit of P. G. Wodehouse, who shows just how a well-placed comment or properly inflected phrase can create a response that is often all too rare during a reading session: A loud, hearty laugh.

Biography

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines.

An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about 100 books. In Jeeves, the ever resourceful "gentleman's personal gentleman", and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, he created two of the best known and best loved characters in twentieth century literature. Their exploits, first collected in Carry On, Jeeves, were chronicled in fourteen books, and have been repeatedly adapted for television, radio and the stage. Wodehouse also created many other comic figures, notably Lord Emsworth, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, Psmith and the numerous members of the Drones Club. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies. The Times hailed him as a "comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce."

P. G. Wodehouse said, "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn ...."

Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussaud's. He died on St. Valentine's Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books LTD.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (full name); P. Brooke-Haven, Pelham Grenville, J. Plum, C. P. West, J. Walker Williams, and Basil Windham
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 15, 1881
    2. Place of Birth:
      Guildford, Surrey, England
    1. Date of Death:
      February 14, 1975
    2. Place of Death:
      Southampton, New York

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Goldenheart

    Im so sorry i haveint ben on lately but im here now!

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    Posted March 19, 2013

    Streamrock

    Pads in and waits for Goldenheart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    To silvermoon

    Get out of here i was on another book and heard someone send an assasin after you. So u meed to run aways or come up with an elaborate stoy bout how your imortal. From a friend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Amber

    Wow never knew someone that has bad atitude to kill some one o.o

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    Posted February 3, 2013

    Nebula

    She waes up ad stalks back to her camp

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    Posted February 3, 2013

    Hollyclaw

    Soo sorry gtgtb! We can continue tomarrow

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    Petalkit

    Hi!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    fe

    Goodnight

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