The Heart of A Goof
By (author) P. G. Wodehouse
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Heart of A Goof by P. G. Wodehouse
Book DescriptionIn nine of Wodehouse's ripest stories from the 1920s, the characters are united by their worship of golf. From Rodney Spelvin, the sickeningly good-looking romantic poet who comes to his senses when he discovers the game, to Rollo Podmarsh, who finishes his round even when he thinks himself fatally poisoned, and Chester Meredith who discovers eloquence on the eighteenth green, we meet the full range of humanity in fair weather and foul. P.G. Wodehouse is recognised as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century. His characters and settings have entered our language and our mythology. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, the "Everyman Wodehouse" will eventually contain all the novels and stories, edited and reset. Each "Everyman" volume will be the finest edition of the master ever published.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841591452
(190mm x 21mm x 137mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. G. Wodehouse
Highballs for Breakfast, Hardback (November 2016)
No writer knew better than PG Wodehouse how a drink can lift the spirits - and he was a master at the high comic effects of having a few too many. This is a handpicked selection of wit, wisdom and comic moments from Wodehouse's work that involve getting pickled or plastered, or lathered or sozzled, and getting in and out of all manner of scrapes.
Expecting Jeeves, Paperback (October 2016)
Ten witty tales by a comedic master recount the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his dryly superior valet, Jeeves, as well as irascible Aunt Agatha, hopeless romantic Bingo, other droll characters.
Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories, Paperback (October 2016)
'Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?' 'Certainly one does. I am all for it.' Featuring aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures, this collection brings together a baker's dozen of P G Wodehouse's finest short stories.
Something Fresh, Hardback (October 2015)» View all books by P. G. Wodehouse
A hundred years ago P G Wodehouse, now widely regarded as the best comic novelist of the twentieth century, wrote Something Fresh, the first of his novels set in Blandings Castle. This book deals with his life and work.
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Author Biography - P. G. Wodehouse
PG Wodehouse was born on the 15th October 1881 in Guildford, Surrey, England He was educated at Dulwich College between 1894 & 1900 In 1900 he entered the employ of the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank at GBP80 per year ! He began writing articles for various newspapers & periodicals In 1902 he resigned from the bank In the same year his 1st novel The Pothunters was published On the 25th April 1904 Plum arrived in New York for the first time This was the beginning of Plum's career in musicals and editorships As the money starts to come in Plum buys a car (a Darracq Auto) After one lesson he crashes the car into a hedge and never drives again ! Plum then wrote many highly successful novels as well as musicals In 1929 he signed a contract to work as a screenwriter in Hollywood He complains of being paid far too much money for far too little work ! This causes a mini public relations storm in the US press In 1932 Plum returned to England for a short time before settling in France In 1940 Germany occupied France and Plum was interned Wodehouse made a series of radio broadcasts which were widely misconstrued He was vilified and persecuted by the BBC and the English press Confidential records now released show that Wodehouse was totally innocent of the accusations Guilty perhaps only of a little naivety In 1947 Plum moved back to to the USA In 1955 he became a US citizen In 1967 British Prime Minister James Callaghan blocked a Knighthood, read the government report. In 1974 his last complete novel Aunts aren't Gentlemen was published In 1975 he was finally knighted by the Queen Plum's health was so poor his Doctor forbade the trip to England It is believed that the Queen Mother felt so strongly for Wodehouse and at the appalling treatment he had received that she wanted to travel to the US and Knight him herself ! However once again Government interference unjustly stopped this On the 14th Feb 1975 Plum sadly died in hospital "after a good morning's work on his latest novel" Wodehouse was the quintessential British author who only now receives the full credit he deserves
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