Not George Washington

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Press: SMK Books (September 16, 2014)
ISBN:9781604597912
Author Name:Wodehouse, P. G.
Pages:140
Language:English

Content

Not George Washington is a semi-autobiographical novel by P. 
G.
Wodehouse, written in collaboration with Herbert Westbrook.
It was first published in the U.K.
in 1907.
The book is a humorous, fictionalized account of Wodehouse's early years as a journalist (Wodehouse edited the By The Way column for the defunct UK newspaper The Globe from 1904 to 1909).
The tale is told from several viewpoints, and the character representing Wodehouse is named James Orlebar Cloyster.

About the Author

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (P. 
G.
Wodehouse) was an English humorist and writer best known for his Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels.
Educated at boarding schools, Wodehouse turned to writing at a young age, demonstrating great skill at humorous sketches and musical lyrics.
He continued to write part-time while pursuing, at the behest of his father, a career in banking, and successfully contributed numerous pieces to Punch, Vanity Fair, and The Daily Express, among other publications.
In addition to his literary work, Wodehouse was incorporated into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in recognition of his collaboration with Cole Porter on Anything Goes, his lyrics to the song Bill from Show Boat, and his work on the musicals Rosalie and The Three Musketeers.While interned along with other British citizens in Germany during the Second World War, Wodehouse made a series of radio broadcasts for which he was accused of being a collaborator; and, although later cleared of the charges, he never returned to England.
His work has influenced many other writers including Evelyn Waugh, Rudyard Kipling, J.
K.
Rowling, and John Le Carr?.
P.
G.
Wodehouse died in 1975 at the age of 93.

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Literature & Fiction,Genre Fiction,Biographical,Humor & Satire,Humorous,Textbooks,Humanities,Literature



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  •     The book itself I would rate three stars, but this edition only gets one star. This is an amateuristic edition in which all French accents are scrambled. Espièglerie becomes espiglerie and pied-à-terre becomes pied-terre. The printer should look for an other job, like taxi driver.Don't buy this book.
  •     Written in the classic Wodehouse style, this book tells the life story of one of the great 20th Century Humorists who it turns out lived a pretty interesting life. Well worth the read, especially for the price.
  •     Not what I expected and not that enjoyable a read.
  •     No one says it better than Waugh:Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'' -- Evelyn Waugh in a BBC broadcast
  •     This isn't my favorite novel by P. G. Wodehouse, but it's quite interesting. It seems like an early experiment, written before he developed his special kind of comedy. He speaks in several voices and they aren't all likeable, but the skill is already evident.
  •     Though one tends to think of his school stories when thinking of early Wodehouse, he did on several occasions stretch himself, and often with much better results than what he...
  •     Wodehouse's books are usually very funny. They're full of clever wordplay, convoluted plots, and and lovable characters. Not George Washington doesn't have any of that.
  •     Not the entertaining Wodehouse I look for.
  •     This book does not have the humor of many of Wodehouse's other books, but it does have some interesting twists in the plot. Sometimes the reading is a bit slow, but the book is not that long, so it is bearable. The book is written in various characters in first person. So, the protagonist starts off by telling his point of view, and then it changes to his fiances' story. I wonder if any of the plot features are truly autobiographical to Wodehouse -- but I am guessing not.
  •     Enjoyed the story line but there was far too much endless dribble about nothing.
 

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