The White Feather

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The 90 and 91st of Overlook's great series of Wodehouse novels. P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master's work ever published—beautifully designed and faithful to the original.

This season, Overlook is pleased ...

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Overview

The 90 and 91st of Overlook's great series of Wodehouse novels. P.G. Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into more than thirty languages. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master's work ever published—beautifully designed and faithful to the original.

This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two hilarious novels, The White Feather, a school story, and French Leave, a classic Wodehouse tale of mixed up lovers and impoverished aristocrats.

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." —Douglas Adams

"Could a P. G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America's pulse…With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud." —Los Angeles Times

"Wodehouse's novels are the very definition of British humor—bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose" —Entertainment Weekly

"Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship…Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable." —Boston Globe

"The jokes in Wodehouse aren't like anyone else's jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language—flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun." —Newsweek

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468306637
  • Publisher: Overlook Hardcover
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 773,806
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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.

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 July 15, 2012

    A great school novel from Wodehouse, with all his wit and fun.

    A great school novel from Wodehouse, with all his wit and fun.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Feathrrkit

    Left

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Riverpaw

    He purrs and licks her face.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Jeanine

    Laughs and shakes her head. "Bye"

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Celeste

    Bramble... -_- bye Jeanine!

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Cole

    Buh bye.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Bramble

    Hello. Goodbye. Stick yo' face in apple pie; laugh so hard I thought I'd die; thought my pants would never dry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Claire

    One more thing. What Bramble just said was made up by my uncle. Buh bye!

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