The definitive edition of the lettersmany previously unpublishedof England’s greatest comic writer.
P. G. Wodehouse wrote some of the greatest comic masterpieces of all time. So, naturally, we find the same humor and wit in his letters. He offers hilarious accounts of living in England and France, the effects of prohibition, and how to deal with publishers. He even recounts cricket matches played while in a Nazi internment camp (Wodehouse wanted to show the stiff upper lip of the British in the toughest situations). Over the years, 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. This is the only book you will need to understand the man behind the characters.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in 1881 and in 1955 became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career writing lyrics and musicals in collaboration with Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and Cole Porter, among others.
Sophie Ratcliffe is a tutor in English at Christ Church, Oxford. She lives in England.
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