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The Heart of a Goof
     

The Heart of a Goof

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by P. G. Wodehouse
 

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"Golf is the Great Mystery. Like some capricious goddess, it bestows favors with what would appear an almost fat-headed lack of method and discrimination." These words, uttered by "The Oldest Member," set the stage for a romp around the greens only Wodehouse could have conjured up. In nine stories Wodehouse describes not only the fates of the goofs who have allowed

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"Golf is the Great Mystery. Like some capricious goddess, it bestows favors with what would appear an almost fat-headed lack of method and discrimination." These words, uttered by "The Oldest Member," set the stage for a romp around the greens only Wodehouse could have conjured up. In nine stories Wodehouse describes not only the fates of the goofs who have allowed golf "to eat into their souls like some malignant growth" but also the impact of the so-called game on courtship, friendship, and business relationships.

This volume includes "The Heart of a Goof," "High Stakes," "Keeping in with Vosper," "Chester Forgets Himself," "The Magic Plus Fours," "The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh," "Rodney Fails to Qualify," "Jane Gets off the Fairway," and "The Purfication of Rodney Spelvin."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585678372
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/23/2006
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
887,246
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date of Death:
February 14, 1975
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Place of Death:
Southampton, New York
Education:
Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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The Heart of a Goof 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a funny book but the text was scanned using OCR & never cleaned up. It's hard to read at first since you have to get used to the fact that a double l may show up as a capital U. Al in all, you can't beat free unless you have no patience with bad scans. I wish they'd clean up the text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this all I got was 3 poorly scanned pages of Preface not one story. A waste of 99 cents! 
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