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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse became one of the most successful English comic writers of the 20th century
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse became one of the most successful English comic writers of the 20th century. Once you have read one, it is impossible not to fall in love with the rest of Wodehouse’s masterpieces.
Listen to books in audio format. Wodehouse had already started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves. Best known today for his short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton.
The Heart of a Goof is a collection of nine short stories by English comic writer P. G. Wodehouse
The Heart of a Goof is a collection of nine short stories by English comic writer P. Wodehouse. It was first published in the United Kingdom on April 15, 1926 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the United States on March 4, 1927 by George H. Doran, New York, under the title Divots. The stories were originally published in magazines between 1921 and 1926. The stories all concern golf, and are told by the Oldest Member.
One of Wodehouse's funniest books, The Heart of Goof is a collection of peerlessly comic short stories
One of Wodehouse's funniest books, The Heart of Goof is a collection of peerlessly comic short stories. Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the crupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler’s Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club.
P. Wodehouse was born in Guildford, United Kingdom on October 15, 1881. After completing school, he spent two years as a banker at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London and then took a job as a sports reporter and columnist for the Globe newspaper. His first novel, The Pothunters, was published in 1902. Wodehouse
Keeping in with Vosper. Chester forgets himself. The magic plus fours. The awakening of Rollo Podmarsh. Rodney fails to qualify. Jane gets off the fairway. The purification of Rodney Spelvin. The Heart of a Goof is a collection of nine short stories by English comic writer P. It was first published in the UK on April 15, 1926 by Herbert Jenkins, and in the . on March 4, 1927 by George H.
The Heart of a Goof book. Golf is the Great Mystery . In nine stories Wodehouse describes not only the fates of the goofs who have allowed golf "to eat into their souls like some malignant growth" but also the impact of the so-called game on courtship, friendship, and business relationships.
A real Wodehouse book of humour and golf. For List of Books by the same Author, see pages 315-317. Herbert jenkins limited 3 york s. london, . By this means the pubhc will be enabled to form a fair estimate of the worth of the volume, and the sting in such critiques as "We laughed heartily while reading these stories - once - at a misprint" will be sensibly diminished by the figures (36) at the bottom of the paragraph.
The Heart of a Goof consists of nine stories related by the Oldest Member of a golf club. This is seen already in the Preface to the book. Wodehouse claims to see good golfing ethics in ancient writers (Publius Syrius, Diogenes). He sits aside from the action puffing a cigar and observing the joys and the sorrows, the triumphs and the defeats in matters of golf and the heart enjoyed and suffered by the club’s members. He is a raconteur of the Ancient Mariner type. The Oldest Member’s victims are pressed into listening to a long and involved tale from which they can’t escape. Whatever the plight of the trapped one is, the OM can find a tale to fit his situation.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (/ˈwʊdhaʊs/; 1881–1975) was an English author, humorist and scriptwriter. After being educated at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life, he was employed by a bank, but disliked the work and wrote magazine pieces in his spare time. In 1902 he published his first novel, The Pothunters, set at the fictional public school of St. Austin's; his early stories continued the school theme.