The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

By P. G. Wodehouse

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The Man Upstairs and Other Stories - P. G. Wodehouse - The Man Upstairs is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.K. on January 23, 1914. Including: The Man Upstairs, Something to Worry About, Deep Waters, When Doctors Disagree, By Advice of Council, Rough-Hew Them how we Will, The Man who Disliked Cats, Ruth in Exile, Archibalds Benefit, The Man, the Maid and the Miasma, The good Angle, Pots o Money, Out of School, Three from Dunsterville, The Tuppenny Millionaire, Ahead of Schedule, Sir Agrivaine, The Goal Keeper and the Plutocrat, and The Alcala. Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. 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, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; the feeble-minded Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the loquacious Oldest Member, with stories about golf; and the equally loquacious Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls. Although most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, 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. During and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, he wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies that were an important part of the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood. In a 1931 interview, his naïve revelations of incompetence and extravagance at Hollywood studios caused a furore. In the same decade, his literary career reached a new peak.

P. G. Wodehouse

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  • tredition
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  • 9783347634701
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  • December 26, 2021
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