Item description for Wodehouse (Life & Times Series) by Joseph Connolly, Candace S. Bos, Jeanne S. Schumm, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Robert Silverberg & Raymond E. Feist...
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, lyrics, and essays, all with the same light touch of gentle satire. He charmed twentieth-century readers with his delightful tales recounting the bunglings of his endearing aristocrats, most famously his aristocratic gentleman Bertie Wooster and his cunning manservant, Jeeves.
Born in England, Wodehouse moved to France in 1934. He was captured and interned by the Germans from 1940 to 1941, after which he made five radio broadcasts to America, which caused British critics to suggest that he was a traitor to his native country. Wodehouse returned to America, gained citizenship in 1955, and lived there with his wife until his death, twenty years later.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Haus Publishing
ISBN 1904341683 ISBN13 9781904341680
Availability 0 units.
More About Joseph Connolly, Candace S. Bos, Jeanne S. Schumm, Patricia Rice, Nicola Cornick, Robert Silverberg & Raymond E. Feist
Joseph Connolly lived in London. Joseph Connolly was born in 1885 and died in 1961.
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New Fans and Old Hands Will Both Take To This PGW Intro Oct 4, 1999
Those new to PGW can find the going tough; you literally can't see the forest for the trees (well not literally). This brief (159 page)oversize intro in the Thames and Hudson Literary Lives series is drenched in beautiful b&w illustrations and peppered with lively prose. The best part, though, is the brief bibliography, which enables one to wade through the various editions and cross reference English and American titles, so you don't buy the same book under two different names. Rather than bog down his biography, Connolly has kept just the good bits in this once over lightly tour of PGW's life and letters, which surely numbers among the best of the books on PGW.