P.G. Wodehouse reading list: the school stories

Wodehouse Reading Guide:
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Where Jeeves meets a hard-boiled detective: P.G. Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler

One prefers, of course, on all occasions to be stainless and above reproach, but, failing that, the next best thing is unquestionably to have got rid of the body. P.G. Wodehouse (Joy in the Morning) Raymond Chandler was born on this day, 23 July 1888. Chandler wrote ‘hard-boiled’ detective fiction, including classics like The Big Sleep and¬†The Long Goodbye. His fictional detective¬†Philip Marlowe was famously played on screen by Humphrey Bogart. P.G. Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler were both educated at Dulwich College in London’s South, which today has libraries named after both authors. David Cannadine explored the connection between them … Continue reading Where Jeeves meets a hard-boiled detective: P.G. Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler

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In Celebration of Wodehouse

Originally posted on Zanyzigzag's Blog:
Pelham Grenville (Plum) Wodehouse was a comic writer and lyricist, who, in the words of Hugh Laurie, “was quite simply the funniest man ever to put words to paper”. I remember the first time I ever read Wodehouse. A year or so ago I bought a copy of “Thank You Jeeves” and it is not too much to say that my world of reading was transformed by it. On finishing the book I recall being staggered, absolutely flabbergasted, by the thought that if I hadn’t read Moab and found out that Stephen Fry liked… Continue reading In Celebration of Wodehouse

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