Pelham Grenville Wodehouse Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Volume 1: "This is jolly old Fame"

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Publisher Description

"Whether you're an absolute beginner or an aficionado, Paul Kent has captured the essence of what made Wodehouse tick without spoiling all the fun; and makes a compelling case for why we owe it to our collective sanity to keep on reading him." (Wooster Sauce) P.G. Wodehouse, 1881-1975, Humourist, Novelist, Lyricist, Playwright. So reads the simple inscription on the memorial stone unveiled in London's Westminster Abbey in September 2019, honouring  the greatest comic writer of the 20th century. Kent offers the reader a guided tour of Wodehouse's imagination, for the first time ever uniting the master's novels, stories, song lyrics, poems, plays and journalism in a single work. Vol 1 explores the origins of PGW's comedic vision. Kent was granted unprecedented access to the Wodehouse family archive, as well as the writer's private library. It takes a steady hand and a steely nerve to insist that sweetness and light can prevail in a world that seems hell-bent on proving the opposite, and over 40 years after his death, Wodehouse is not just surviving but thriving all over the world. Young Indian professionals can't get enough of him; he's hugely popular in Japan; his books have been translated into more than 30 languages, from Azerbaijani to Ukrainian via Hebrew, Italian, Swedish  and Chinese; and there are established Wodehouse societies in the UK, the USA, Belgium, Holland and Russia. His books are demonstrating the staying power of true classics, and are all currently in print, making him as relevant – and funny - as he ever was.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2020
5 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
TSB
SIZE
2.3
MB

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