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Performing Flea

Performing Flea Launched on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master s work ever published beautifully designed and faithful to the o

  • Title: Performing Flea
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9781468308976
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Launched on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master s work ever published beautifully designed and faithful to the original This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two hilarious volumes The first gathers together Wodehouse s school stories, not collected in the author s lifetLaunched on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master s work ever published beautifully designed and faithful to the original This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two hilarious volumes The first gathers together Wodehouse s school stories, not collected in the author s lifetime.

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    About "P.G. Wodehouse"

    1. P.G. Wodehouse

      Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.

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    1. In these days of telephones and texts, emails and instant messaging, it's easy to forget how prevalent letters once were as a form of communication. Some were positively prolific in their communication, even when - as with Wodehouse - they spent most of their time earning their crust by writing novels.This, then, is a collection of extracts from a lifelong correspondence to William Townend, a friend of Wodehouse's schooldays. Townend himself was also a writer and so much of the expurgated corres [...]


    2. Entertaining biography of Wodehouse as told in letters to a school friend over the course of 40-50 years. He gives many helpful hints to his friend about writing, revealing how he manages plots, characters, etc. I was amazed at how many famous people were Wodehouse's contemporaries and with whom he had interaction: Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Zeigfeld, George Orwell, A. A. Milne, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steinbeck, and more. I knew Wodehouse wrote prolifically, but I had no idea he wrote Broadway lyrics, [...]


    3. This is a fascinating look at someone who is actually working as an actual writer. P.G. Wodehouse is a treasure, one of the world's best authors, and yet in this book even he worries that people will discover he's just been fooling them for 50 years. The book ends with some chapters from an unpublished memoir about the time he was being held prisoner by the Germans during WWII. This was also very educational for very different reasons. I'm glad the world has stopped accusing Wodehouse of being a [...]


    4. This is a collection of letters from Wodehouse to a (vastly less successful - but who wasn't?) fellow-writer schoolfriend of Wodehouse, plus a longish appendix describing PG's experience as an internee during WW2, first at the citadel of Huy, in Belgium (where I watched Germany beat England in the World Cup semifinals, or was it quarterfinals, a few years ago), and then at Tost.It's extremely interesting both about Wodehouse's practices and thoughts as a writer and about his wartime experience. [...]


    5. Wodehouse got a lot of flack during and after the war for his Berlin broadcasts, but instead of revealing a dunderhead who was getting cozy with the enemy the transcripts here reveal that he was a formidable intelligence asset to the Allies, wrapping in his trademark humor timetables, staff, train routes and prison locations that should have been of great importance to any spy or soldier worth his ration of salt.


    6. A must read for any Wodehouse fan. You get such an incredibly intimate view into his thoughts and approach to writing through decades of letters to his friend. I loved it!



    7. If you are at all interested in P.G. Wodehouse or have been blessed enough to read any of his incredible works then this book has got to be at the top of your next reads list. This novel is actually a collection of letter between P.G. Wodehouse and his good friend over the course of 30 something years. It is a delightful peak into the genial and lovable author that brought us so many of our favorite characters. The resilience, kindness, humor and selflessness exhibited in this novel is incredibl [...]


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