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The Resource Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum

Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum

Label
Wodehouse : a life
Title
Wodehouse
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Robert McCrum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An affectionate portrait of the prolific twentieth-century comic writer discusses his creation of such characters as Jeeves, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings; describes his contributions to Broadway and the London stage; details his internment in Berlin during World War II; and reveals a following of literary figures who are among his top fans. 15,000 first printing
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163005
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrum, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wodehouse, P. G.
  • Authors, English
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [510]-516) and index
Contents
'Does aught befall you? It is good' -- I: Getting started (1881-1914) -- 'My childhood went like a breeze' (1881-1894) -- "The boy, what will he become?' (1894-1900) -- 'First-fruits of a genius' (1900-1902) -- 'My wild lone' (1902-1904) -- 'I have arrived' (1904-1909) -- 'I want to butt into the big league' (1909-1914) -- II: Something new (1914-1929) -- 'An angel in human form' (1914-1915) -- 'Musical comedy was my dish (1916-1918) -- 'A bloke called Bertie Wooster' (1918-1923) -- 'All dizzy with work' (1924-1927) -- 'I am planning a vast campaign' (1927-1929) -- III: In the chips (1930-1939) -- 'I altered all the characters to Earls and butlers' (1930-1931) -- 'My worst year since I started writing' (1932-1934) -- "The one ideal spot in the world' (1934-1936) -- 'I am leading a very quiet life here' (1936-1937) -- 'I have become a biggish bug these days' (1937-1939) -- IV: Disgrace (1940-1947) -- 'The hors d'oeuvre in fate's banquet (1940) -- 'Camp was really great fun' (1940-1941) -- 'It was a loony thing to do' (June 1941) -- 'The global howl' (July 1941) -- 'Now I shall have nothing to worry about until 1944' (1941-1943) -- 'I made an ass of myself, and must pay the penalty' (1943-1947) -- V: Atonement (1947-1975) -- 'My world has been shot to pieces (1947-1951) -- 'Our slogan must be entertainment' (1951-1954) -- 'I keep plugging away at my art' (1955-1961) -- 'The grand old man of English literature' (1961-1975) -- The afterlife of P.G. Wodehouse
Control code
ocm62299778
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 542 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393327519
Other control number
9780393327519
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [510]-516) and index
Contents
'Does aught befall you? It is good' -- I: Getting started (1881-1914) -- 'My childhood went like a breeze' (1881-1894) -- "The boy, what will he become?' (1894-1900) -- 'First-fruits of a genius' (1900-1902) -- 'My wild lone' (1902-1904) -- 'I have arrived' (1904-1909) -- 'I want to butt into the big league' (1909-1914) -- II: Something new (1914-1929) -- 'An angel in human form' (1914-1915) -- 'Musical comedy was my dish (1916-1918) -- 'A bloke called Bertie Wooster' (1918-1923) -- 'All dizzy with work' (1924-1927) -- 'I am planning a vast campaign' (1927-1929) -- III: In the chips (1930-1939) -- 'I altered all the characters to Earls and butlers' (1930-1931) -- 'My worst year since I started writing' (1932-1934) -- "The one ideal spot in the world' (1934-1936) -- 'I am leading a very quiet life here' (1936-1937) -- 'I have become a biggish bug these days' (1937-1939) -- IV: Disgrace (1940-1947) -- 'The hors d'oeuvre in fate's banquet (1940) -- 'Camp was really great fun' (1940-1941) -- 'It was a loony thing to do' (June 1941) -- 'The global howl' (July 1941) -- 'Now I shall have nothing to worry about until 1944' (1941-1943) -- 'I made an ass of myself, and must pay the penalty' (1943-1947) -- V: Atonement (1947-1975) -- 'My world has been shot to pieces (1947-1951) -- 'Our slogan must be entertainment' (1951-1954) -- 'I keep plugging away at my art' (1955-1961) -- 'The grand old man of English literature' (1961-1975) -- The afterlife of P.G. Wodehouse
Control code
ocm62299778
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 542 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393327519
Other control number
9780393327519
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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