P.G. Wodehouse in his Own Words

By Barry Day; Tony Ring (Illustrator)
(Overlook Books, Paperback, 9781590208656, 300pp.)

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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An unorthodox biography of "the greatest comic writer ever" (Douglas Adams) and a window into the mind of a brilliant humorist.

From the publisher of the acclaimed collector's Wodehouse editions, P.G. Wodehouse In His Own Words is a sparkling collection of excerpts from the master's own writings that reveals a wonderfully entertaining gloss on Wodehouse's own life story. Quotations from a literary career spanning more than seventy years are arranged in chapters that move from childhood, to school years, to the various preoccupations of the grown man. a linking narrative, skillfully supplied by Wodehouse aficionado Barry Day, and former President of the International Wodehouse society Tony Ring brilliantly ties all the material together.

Full of the scintillating wordplay and comedy that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, this handsome volume is the perfect addition to anyone's library.

About the Author

Barry Day is a life-long admirer of Wodehouse, and the author and editor of many books about the world of theater and literature.

Tony Ring is the former President of the International Wodehouse association and has written an eight-part Concordance covering all of Wodehouse's fiction.

Praise For P.G. Wodehouse in his Own Words

"Perfect comfort book, at once soothing, funny and touching . . . Wodehouse in his Own Words will send you scurrying out for Plum's novels and short story collections." — Washington Post Book World

"Delectable compendium of quotes from Bertie Wooster's creator." — Village Voice

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