Wodehouse : A Life

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One hundred years after his first novel was published P.G. Wodehouse still promises a release from everyday cares into a paradise of innocent comic mayhem. His many books are still in print, his characters Jeeves, Wooster and Lord Emsworth have passed into the language and his admirers range from Dorothy Parker, Evelyn Waugh to Salman Rushdie, Stephen Fry and Gerry Adams.In a new biography based on research throughout Britain, Europe and the USA Robert McCrum delves deep beneath the brilliant surface of P.G. Wodehouse's extraordinary life: his youth in Edwardian Britain, his golden years in Jazz Age America and his internment in Nazi Germany, the experience that haunted him to his death in 1975, to create a moving and extremely funny portrait of an English writer of genius.show more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 38mm | 399.17g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • facsims., ports.
  • 0141000481
  • 9780141000480
  • 1,359,712

About Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum is the author of six novels and two works of non-fiction, The Story of English and My Year Off. He is literary editor of the Observer and lives in London.show more

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