Sunset at Blandings (Broché)

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Note moyenne : | 0 avis
Ce produit n'a pas encore été évalué. Soyez le premier !
  • Penguin Books

  • Paru le : 01/01/1997
  • 1 million de livres à découvrir
  • Livraison à domicile à partir de 0,01 €
  • Paiement sécurisé, débit à l'expédition
9,60 €
Neuf - Expédié sous 4 à 8 jours
Livré chez vous entre le 17 décembre et le 21 décembre
ou
Votre note
'For Wodehouse there has been no fall of Man ... the gardens of Blandings Castle are the original gardens of Eden from which we are all exiled' - Evelyn Waugh Sunset at Blandings is Wodehouse's last, unfinished chronicle of Blandings and includes a treasure trove of detailed notes on the final stages of the plot, enabling us to watch over his shoulder to observe the Master at work. The revels at Blandings Castle are now ended but, as Richard Usborne confirms delightedly, its cloud-capped towers shall not dissolve. Although written when Wodehouse was ninety-three, the pages of Sunset at Blandings remain 'funny, fresh, young in heart and full of hammocks, sunshine and four pairs of lovers headed for altars'.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1997
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • ISBN : 0-14-012448-9
  • EAN : 9780140124484
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 213 pages
  • Poids : 0.16 Kg
  • Dimensions : 12,9 cm × 19,7 cm × 1,4 cm

Biographie de Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, the son of a civil servant, and educated at Dulwich College. He spent a brief period working for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank before abandoning finance for writing, earning a living by journalism and selling stories to magazines. An enormously popular and prolific writer, he produced about one hundred books, and was probably best known for creating Jeeves, the ever resourceful 'gentleman's personal gentleman', and the good-hearted young blunderer Bertie Wooster. However, Wodehouse created many other comic figures, perhaps most notably the inhabitants of, and regular visitors to, Blandings Castle and its environs. He wrote the many Blandings stories over the course of more than sixty years; the first, Something Fresh, appeared in 1915, while at the time of his death he was working on the posthumously published Sunset at Blandings. He was part-author and writer of fifteen straight plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies. The Times hailed him as a 'comic genius recognized in his lifetime as a classic and an old master of farce'. P. G. Wodehouse said, 'I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn.' Wodehouse married in 1914 and took American citizenship in 1955. He was created a Knight of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year's Honours List. In a BBC interview he said that he had no ambitions left now that he had been knighted and there was a waxwork of him in Madame Tussaud's. He died on St Valentine's Day, 1975, at the age of ninety-three.

Nos avis clients sur decitre.fr


Avis Trustpilot

Sunset at Blandings est également présent dans les rayons

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse - .
Sunset at Blandings
9,60 €
Haut de page
Decitre utilise des cookies pour vous offrir le meilleur service possible. En continuant votre navigation, vous en acceptez l'utilisation. En savoir plus OK

Ne partez pas tout de suite...

Inscription newsletter