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McCrum, Robert

Wodehouse

A Life

€ 27.95

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.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgements xi
Prologue: `Does aught befall you? It is good` 1(8)
PART ONE: Getting Started (1881--1914)
`My childhood went like a breeze` (1881--1894)
9(16)
`The Boy, What Will He Become?` (1894--1900)
25(16)
`First-fruits of a Genius` (1900--1902)
41(15)
`My wild lone` (1902--1904)
56(12)
`I have Arrived` (1904--1909)
68(21)
`I want to butt into the big league` (1909--1914)
89(18)
PART TWO: Something New (1914--1929)
`An angel in human form` (1914--1915)
107(17)
`Musical comedy was my dish` (1916--1918)
124(18)
`A bloke called Bertie Wooster` (1918--1923)
142(17)
`All dizzy with work` (1924--1927)
159(12)
`I am planning a vast campaign` (1927--1929)
171(18)
PART THREE: In the Chips (1930--1939)
`I altered all the characters to Earls and butlers` (1930--1931)
189(17)
`My worst year since I started writing` (1932--1934)
206(17)
`The one ideal spot in the world` (1934--1936)
223(15)
`I am leading a very quiet life here` (1936--1937)
238(12)
`I have become a biggish bug these days` (1937--1939)
250(17)
PART FOUR: Disgrace (1940--1947)
`The hors d`oeuvre in Fate`s banquet` (1940)
267(18)
`Camp was really great fun` (1940--1941)
285(16)
`It was a loony thing to do` (June 1941)
301(11)
`The global howl` (July 1941)
312(13)
`Now I shall have nothing to worry about until 1944` (1941--1943)
325(15)
`I made an ass of myself, and must pay the penalty` (1943--1947)
340(21)
PART FIVE: Atonement (1947--1975)
`My world has been shot to pieces` (1947--1951)
361(18)
`Our slogan must be Entertainment` (1951--1954)
379(12)
`I keep plugging away at my Art` (1955--1961)
391(12)
`The Grand Old Man of English Literature` (1961--1975)
403(13)
Epilogue: The Afterlife of P. G. Wodehouse 416(4)
Afterword to the paperback edition 420(6)
Notes 426(84)
Books by P. G. Wodehouse 510(4)
Select Bibliography 514(3)
Index 517
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
384 pagina's
Januari 2010
499 gram
203 x 140 x 38 mm
W. W. Norton & Company us

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