A Plum Assignment: Discourses on P. G. Wodehouse and His World

A Plum Assignment: Discourses on P. G. Wodehouse and His World


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In Mulliner Nights, P. G. Wodehouse tells us that “there is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” Curtis Armstrong and Elliott Milstein might add that no mutual taste in literature is a surer foundation for friendship than a mutual love of the works of P. G. Wodehouse, and their four decades of friendship, sparked by The Master when they were barely out of short pants and spots, proves it. Across those decades, the authors expressed their love of Wodehouse through deep dives into his oeuvre in papers, presentations, and toasts delivered at Wodehouse conventions and published in Wodehouse journals.

A Plum Assignment collects these pieces together for the first time, exploring everything from the heights of Bertie Wooster’s consanguinity to the depths of S. F. Ukridge’s penny-ante stratagems, from the satiric depredations of Mulliner’s Hollywood to precisely how Plum penned the sunshine into Blandings.

Pour yourself a cheerful whisky and s. and join two great pals for a journey through the world of P. G. Wodehouse!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692086315
Publisher: Ashley Polasek
Publication date: 04/18/2018
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 897,187
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Who Is This Remarkable Boy?

We’ve Been Friends Ever Since

More Than a Little Sunshine

A Study of the Openings of the Novels of P. G. Wodehouse

A Bit of a Jolt

My Contribution to Wodehouse Scholarship

A Legitimate, Businesslike Person

Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge: Hidden Values and Frozen Assets

Quite the Best Talk Ever

Nodders I Have Known: Wodehouse’s Hollywood and Mine

A Couple of Guys Who Should’ve Known Better

The Nature and Development of the Imposter in the Works of P. G. Wodehouse

Only the Appetizer

Under the Influence of Laughing Gas

Virtually Vibrating with Pride

Wodehouse in a Changing World

Brightest Lights and Rarest Wits

A Toast to P. G. Wodehouse and to The P G Wodehouse Society

Young Anglophiles with Wildly Eccentric Tastes

Who is Bertie’s “BFF”?

Thanks for the Books

The Growth of Sweetness and Light: A Study of the Novels of P. G. Wodehouse

The Last Word

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