Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
Acclaimed author and lifelong Wodehouse admirer, Barry Day, tells the story of P. G. Wodehouse's life, through the comic master's own writing and with the help of Tony Ring, president of the International Wodehouse Association. Beautifully illustrated and full of the brilliant wordplay and hilarity that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, P.G. Wodehouse In His Own Words is the perfect companion to Overlook's sumptuous Wodehouse collection and a marvellous book in its own right.
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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.