P G Wodehouse

P G Wodehouse

Reference number:

14004B
£300.00

Description:

A desirable original vintage 1960 index card, clearly signed and dated in ink by P G Wodehouse

Certification:

From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is October 1960. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   

Size:

11x9cm Index Card

Condition:

Good

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About P G Wodehouse

P G Wodehouse

P G WODEHOUSE d1975. English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. His creations include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves. The immaculate and loquacious Psmith / Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle Set / the Oldest Member and Mr Mulliner with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls. After leaving school he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction. Most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in his native United Kingdom, although he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. He wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies during and after the First World War. He began the 1930s writing for  MGM in Hollywood. In a 1931 interview, his naive revelations of incompetence and extravagance in the studios caused a furore. In the same decade, his literary career reached a new peak. In 1934 he moved to France for tax reasons. In 1940 he was taken prisoner at Le Touquet by the invading Germans and interned for nearly a year. After his release he made six broadcasts from German radio in Berlin to the US, which had not yet entered the war. The talks were comic and apolitical, but his broadcasting over enemy radio prompted anger and strident controversy in Britain, and a threat of prosecution. He never returned to England. From 1947 until his death he lived in the US, taking dual British-American citizenship in 1955. He died in 1975 at the age of 93 in New York. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, publishing more than ninety books / forty plays / two hundred short stories and other writings between 1902 and 1974. He worked extensively on his books, sometimes having two or more in preparation simultaneously. He would take up to two years to build a plot and write a scenario of about thirty thousand words. After the scenario was complete he would write the story. Early in his career he would produce a novel in about three months, but he slowed in old age to around six months. He used a mixture of Edwardian slang, quotations from and allusions to numerous poets and several literary techniques to produce a prose style that has been compared to comic poetry and musical comedy. Some critics of him have considered his work flippant, but among his fans are former British prime ministers and many of his fellow writers 

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