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Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best By P. G. Wodehouse

Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best
by P. G. Wodehouse

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A collection of the short stories in "Wodehouse's Blandings" series.
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Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best Summary


Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best: The Collected Blandings Short Stories by P. G. Wodehouse

This is a complete collection of the short stories in "Wodehouse's Blandings" series, introduced by one of Britain's favourite comic writers. The volume comprizes all the stories from "Blandings Castle", "One From Plum Pie", and "One From Nothing" series.

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About P. G. Wodehouse


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines. An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about 100 books. In Jeeves, the ever resourceful 'gentleman's personal gentleman', and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster, he created two of the best known and best loved characters in twentieth century literature. Their exploits, first collected in Carry On, Jeeves, were chronicled in fourteen books, and have been repeatedly adapted for television, radio and the stage. Wodehouse also created many other comic figures, notably Lord Emsworth, the Hon. Galahad Threepwood, Psmith and the numerous members of the Drones Club. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and 250 lyrics for some 30 msical comedies. The Times hailed him as a 'comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce'. P. G. Wodehouse said, 'I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn ... ' Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussauds. He died on St Valentines Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

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GOR002627511
Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best: The Collected Blandings Short Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
P. G. Wodehouse
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1992-03-26
208
0140185208
9780140185201
N/A
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