Golf Without Tears: Stories of Golfers and Lovers

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Golf and love-the two primal obsessions.

P. G. Wodehouse displays his most uproarious storytelling and never-ending jollity in these tales of lovers on the links.
-Cuthbert Banks, champion golfer, wins the heart of his beloved Adeline, who won't give him the time of day until a visiting Russian author ignores everyone to fawn over ...

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Overview

Golf and love-the two primal obsessions.

P. G. Wodehouse displays his most uproarious storytelling and never-ending jollity in these tales of lovers on the links.
-Cuthbert Banks, champion golfer, wins the heart of his beloved Adeline, who won't give him the time of day until a visiting Russian author ignores everyone to fawn over Cuthbert's golfing prowess.
-One man loses his fiance when he discovers golf late in life (on the eve of his wedding) and just can't stop thinking about it.
-One golfing woman attempts to kill (with her niblick) her golfing husband who just won't stop talking during the game (he survives, cured of his garrulity).
-One golf fanatic discovers, to his horror, that he has married a croquet player; their union is nearly sundered, until she takes up the ancient and royal game and matches his handicap.
-Two men play a single hole sixteen miles long, requiring over eleven-hundred strokes, in a grudge match over the love of one woman.

Other loves stand and fall by the vagaries of that infuriating tiny white ball. The end result is a collection of sublimely funny stories, dear to all golfers, and those who love them.

Praise for P. G. Wodehouse

"One of Britain's most talented comic writers."-Time

"Wodehouse on golf: a delight. He may have been a hacker on the course, but Wodehouse's drives, putts, and mashie shots were deadly accurate when it came to writing about the game."-The Boston Globe

"Mr. Wodehouse's world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delightin."-Evelyn Waugh

"A master, a genius of inventiveness and versatility, brilliant in his use of language, more adroit than almost any novelist since Dickens."-The Daily Telegraph

"A brilliantly funny writer-perhaps the most consistently funny the English language has produced."-The Times

"Mr. Wodehouse is a creature of pure light and joy."-The New Statesman

Contents
The Clicking of Cuthbert
A Woman Is Only a Woman
A Mixed Threesome
Sundered Hearts
The Salvation of George Mac

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891369087
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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 October 31, 2000

    A MUST FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES GOLF

    These stories have the grip of Harry Vardon. They are full of fun and capture the true essence of golf. If you love golf and want to read something that is funny without ever becoming ridiculous then these stories are a must.

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