The Resource Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum

Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum

Label
Wodehouse : a life
Title
Wodehouse
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Robert McCrum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many consider him the most brilliant comic writer of the twentieth century. He wrote ninety novels and story collections, and among his immortal characters are Jeeves, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings (who is, of course, a pig). He had an extraordinary Broadway career, working with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and even dared to rewrite Cole Porter's Anything Goes for the London stage. This biography chronicles the achievements and shadows of a gilded life.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCrum, Robert
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.O53
LC item number
Z98
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wodehouse, P. G.
  • Authors, English
  • Humorous stories
  • Wodehouse, P. G.
  • Authors, English
  • Humorous stories
Label
Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Does aught befall you? It is good' -- I: Getting started (1881-1914) -- 'My childhood went like a breeze' (1881-1894) -- "The boy, what will he become?' (1894-1900) -- 'First-fruits of a genius' (1900-1902) -- 'My wild lone' (1902-1904) -- 'I have arrived' (1904-1909) -- 'I want to butt into the big league' (1909-1914) -- II: Something new (1914-1929) -- 'An angel in human form' (1914-1915) -- 'Musical comedy was my dish (1916-1918) -- 'A bloke called Bertie Wooster' (1918-1923) -- 'All dizzy with work' (1924-1927) -- 'I am planning a vast campaign' (1927-1929) -- III: In the chips (1930-1939) -- 'I altered all the characters to Earls and butlers' (1930-1931) -- 'My worst year since I started writing' (1932-1934) -- "The one ideal spot in the world' (1934-1936) -- 'I am leading a very quiet life here' (1936-1937) -- 'I have become a biggish bug these days' (1937-1939) -- IV: Disgrace (1940-1947) -- 'The hors d'oeuvre in fate's banquet (1940) -- 'Camp was really great fun' (1940-1941) -- 'It was a loony thing to do' (June 1941) -- 'The global howl' (July 1941) -- 'Now I shall have nothing to worry about until 1944' (1941-1943) -- 'I made an ass of myself, and must pay the penalty' (1943-1947) -- V: Atonement (1947-1975) -- 'My world has been shot to pieces (1947-1951) -- 'Our slogan must be entertainment' (1951-1954) -- 'I keep plugging away at my art' (1955-1961) -- 'The grand old man of English literature' (1961-1975) -- The afterlife of P.G. Wodehouse
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 542 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036919772
Label
Wodehouse : a life, Robert McCrum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Does aught befall you? It is good' -- I: Getting started (1881-1914) -- 'My childhood went like a breeze' (1881-1894) -- "The boy, what will he become?' (1894-1900) -- 'First-fruits of a genius' (1900-1902) -- 'My wild lone' (1902-1904) -- 'I have arrived' (1904-1909) -- 'I want to butt into the big league' (1909-1914) -- II: Something new (1914-1929) -- 'An angel in human form' (1914-1915) -- 'Musical comedy was my dish (1916-1918) -- 'A bloke called Bertie Wooster' (1918-1923) -- 'All dizzy with work' (1924-1927) -- 'I am planning a vast campaign' (1927-1929) -- III: In the chips (1930-1939) -- 'I altered all the characters to Earls and butlers' (1930-1931) -- 'My worst year since I started writing' (1932-1934) -- "The one ideal spot in the world' (1934-1936) -- 'I am leading a very quiet life here' (1936-1937) -- 'I have become a biggish bug these days' (1937-1939) -- IV: Disgrace (1940-1947) -- 'The hors d'oeuvre in fate's banquet (1940) -- 'Camp was really great fun' (1940-1941) -- 'It was a loony thing to do' (June 1941) -- 'The global howl' (July 1941) -- 'Now I shall have nothing to worry about until 1944' (1941-1943) -- 'I made an ass of myself, and must pay the penalty' (1943-1947) -- V: Atonement (1947-1975) -- 'My world has been shot to pieces (1947-1951) -- 'Our slogan must be entertainment' (1951-1954) -- 'I keep plugging away at my art' (1955-1961) -- 'The grand old man of English literature' (1961-1975) -- The afterlife of P.G. Wodehouse
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 542 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036919772

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