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By P.G. Wodehouse | Comments: ( 569 ) | Date: ( Dec 11, 2019 )

P G Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writers of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into than thirty languages Launched on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master s work ever published beautifully designed and faithful to tP G Wodehouse is recognized as the greatest English comic writers of the twentieth century, rightly admired throughout the world and translated into than thirty languages Launched on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death, this series presents each Overlook Wodehouse as the finest edition of the master s work ever published beautifully designed and faithful to the original This season, Overlook is pleased to offer the latest two hilarious volumes Louder and Funnier is a collection of articles written for Vanity Fair, with subjects ranging from Shakespeare and divorce to income tax and ocean liners The Prince and Betty is an engrossing, hilarious story of an unscrupulous millionaire and his plans to build a casino in the Mediterranean Revised by Wodehouse after the initial publication, it features the master s signature reflections on the rich in one of his classic novels.

  • Title: Louder and Funnier
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9780099820307
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

P.G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by recent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.

Comments Louder and Funnier

  • Stewart Tame

    If you're looking to feed your Wodehouse addiction, this book is for you. If, on the other hand, you're looking to develop a Wodehouse addiction, you may be better off starting with one of the Jeeves and Wooster books or something. Louder and Funnier is a collection of essays on various topics. It's amusing enough, but very slight and trifling, even by Wodehousian standards. The humorous tone is there, but not much else. Don't get me wrong: these are highly entertaining, charming, and funny, jus [...]

  • Jeff Crompton

    Something different from Wodehouse - early humorous essays written for Vanity Fair. Collected in book form in 1932, Wodehouse revised and edited them for "a cultivated British public," so that "as much as you may dislike this book, it could have been considerably worse."As other reviewers have said, this collection is not for Wodehouse novices. Reading these essays requires sympathy and some cultural knowledge about the period in which they were written. The greater your familiarity with Wodehou [...]

  • Amanda Patchin

    This collection of essays has a number of gems in it, although the collection is uneven. Of note are "An Outline of Shakespeare", "Of Butlers and the Buttled", and - best of all "A Word About Amusement Parks".

  • Caroline

    Essays! No earth shattering revelations here, but still told in that wonderful voice. Point off for being more snarky than I wanted the master to be.

  • Sarah Neofield

    Wodehouse is one of my all-time favourite writers, and a Jeeves and Wooster novel never fails to bring a smile to my face, regardless of the circumstances. However, as Wodehouse himself insinuates in the introduction to this collection, these are perhaps not his finest pieces, and the title is an imploration for you to imagine they are louder (perhaps more vivid in their prose) and funnier than what they really are. That being said, there are some great bits - I really like the taxation piece, a [...]

  • Waleed

    A rather hit-and-miss collection of essays from the 1920s and 30s. Some great observations on gambling and income tax.

  • Andrew Fish

    As well as a prolific novelist, Wodehouse was a great writer of articles. Some, like this selection from his writings for Vanity Fair, were anthologised for posterity. Wodehouse being a perfectionist, of course, these are not the articles exactly as first published; instead, they have been reworked to be, as the title suggests, Louder and Funnier.Obviously, as a reader of a later vintage, it is unlikely you will have read the originals. It is, therefore, hard to know whether they surpass their p [...]

  • Bob

    I believe, strange as it may seem, that I have never read any P.G. Wodehouse at all. There is probably a more characteristic work I could have chosen to start with than this set of lightly comedic essays, written for Vanity Fair in the 1920s but I finished the Dave Eggers faster than expected and faced with a possible book-less 30 minutes on the subway, I walked rapidly to the nearest bookstore (Babbo's in south Park Slope) and bought something quick and cheap. So, for no more than the price of [...]

  • Kathleen

    I do feel that something in these essays is lost in the great expanse of time between the original writing and the present. The jokes on the theatrical tropes and tennis players of the day are not quite as funny to someone who has never witnessed the farce first hand. Still, Wodehouse is always funny, and plenty of this does stand the test of time, particularly the essays about mystery writing, which has apparently not changed in the last century or so.

  • Andrew Plasom-Scott

    Interesting for addicts like myself, and in parts very funny indeed; but in some parts really not. This is a reminder that Wodehouse was a jobbing writer: these are articles written for magazines, some of which are more finished than others. Not in the Jeeves or Blandings league, but then what is?

  • John

    Flimsy articles written for magazines - not Wodehouse at his best. Occasional amusing moments

  • Arati

    Classic Wodehouse! No fan should miss this collection. Unfortunately it seems to be out of print (being trying to get it for least the last 7 years) so try the libraries if you want a copy.

  • Rich

    A collection of droll Wodehouse essays. Hard to go wrong with Wodehouse.

  • Stuart

    Great fun - a collection of some of the articles he wrote for various publications, all packed full of Wodehousian wit. A giggle on every page - in every paragraph.

  • Douglas Wilson

    A collection of articles by Wodehouse. Fun and funny as usual.

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