Typed Letter Signed

WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Published by np, 1959
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. Here are our closest matches for Typed Letter Signed by WODEHOUSE, P.G..

Description:

WODEHOUSE EXPLAINS THE LOCALES OF THE JEEVES STORIES. Dated Sept. 24, 1959 and on Wodehouse's Remsenburg letterhead, the letter reads in full: Dear Mr Nelson. Thank you for your letter. I wish I could give you some definite information about the locale of the Jeeves stories, but I never have any actual place in mind when I write them. Aunt Dahlia's house in Worcestershire is imaginary, though of course based to a certain extent on country houses I have known. Valley Fields, which is the scene of some of my stories, is Dulwich, where I was at school, but the actual houses in Mulberry Grove are invented. I always think an author takes a big chance when he writes of any identifiable place, as it is so easy to make mistakes. Especially in my case, as I am in America writing of England. It leads to letters beginning "Sir. Are you aware that the statue of the Mayor, described by you as in Market Square, East Nottleton, is in reality in Fishmonger Place?" Yours sincerely [signed] P.G. Wodehouse Long Island, NY: Sept. 24, 1959. One page (7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches) on Wodehouse letterhead. Two light folds, otherwise fine. An illuminating and revealing letter giving insight into the settings of some of Wodehouse's most popular works. Bookseller Inventory #

Bibliographic Details

Title: Typed Letter Signed
Publisher: np
Publication Date: 1959
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Wodehouse, P. G.
Used Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Knights Rare Books (Est. 1994)
(Liskeard, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1971. An original one-sided typed letter, signed by Wodehouse. It measures 5.75 x 7.75 inches. Condition: Folded and with slight browning. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 007990

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
195
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

WODEHOUSE, P.G.
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA
(Palm Springs, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1936. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. ("P.G. Wodehouse") in black fountain pen ink on his 1315 Angelo Drive, Beverly Hills, California letterhead, November 7, 1936. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4"; 1 page (recto only). Very good. Dear Mr. Barry: In part: ". . . Thank you so much for your letter. I am so glad you like the stories. I enclose the two cards. I'm sorry to say I haven't any photographs of myself . . ." Wodehouse first went to Hollywood in 1929 for a short stay, returning in early 1930. He returned again in September 1936 to work at MGM. RKO released his film "A Damsel in Distress" in 1937, starring Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen and Joan Fontaine. His novels "The Luck of the Bodkins", "Young Men in Spats" and "Laughing Gas" were published in 1936. Bookseller Inventory # 604444

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
430.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.32
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

WODEHOUSE, P. G.
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Schulson Autographs, Ltd.
(Millburn, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description He writes a light hearted letter which includes a well known joke. "You like my little stories, do ya? Oh, glory glory hallelujah! I thought the shaggy dog story fine. Did you hear the one about the knight in the middle ages who was riding along on his charger and there was a terrible storm and his charger got struck by lightning and the knight went to a peasants' [sic] cottage near by and said he would like to borrow a horse. The peasant said he hadn't got a horse, only the large mongrel dog.'You can ride that if you like,' he said, and the peasant's wife was quite shocked. 'I wouldn't turn a knight out on a dog like this,' she said." He signs boldly, "P. G. Wodehouse." He adds that, "No secretary. The above is my own unaided work." Two tiny punch holes visible in lower corners, slight soiling at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 2371

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
587.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

WODEHOUSE, P.G.
Published by np, Remsenburg, New York (1962)
Used First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description np, Remsenburg, New York, 1962. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. AN INTERESTING SIGNED LETTER PROVIDING INSIGHT INTO WODEHOUSE'S WRITING METHODS FOR ONE OF HIS MOST POPULAR WORKS. The letter, on Wodehouse's Remsenburg New York stationery and dated Jan 14, 1962, reads in full: Dear Mr. Chapple. Thank you so much for your letter. I'm so glad you have enjoyed my books. I have just finished a short version of a new Jeeves novel -- short because the magazines over here won't use long serials any more -- and I am now faced with the task of expanding it to book publication length. I think I shall manage it all right, as I condensed the short version very much, and there is a lot of Bertie-Jeeves chit chat I want to put in. Yours sincerely [signed] P.G. Wodehouse Wodehouse in this letter is almost certainly referring to his classic, Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, which first appeared in serial form in Playboy before being published in book form in the U.S. on March 22, 1963 and in the U.K. on August 16, 1963. Remsenburg, NY: January 14, 1962. One page (6x7 inches). Horizontal fold, otherwise fine. With original envelope to the recipient. Bookseller Inventory # 1681

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1,155.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.56
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

WODEHOUSE, P.G.
Published by np, Remsenburg, New York (1962)
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description np, Remsenburg, New York, 1962. letter. First Edition. IMPORTANT SIGNED LETTER ON THE ORIGIN OF THE NAMES WOOSTER AND JEEVES. Wodehouse's letter, dated May 20, 1962, is in response to a letter from G.L.C. "Bertie" Wooster, asking Wodehouse if he had known his father at Clifton College and perhaps gotten the name "Wooster" from him. Wodehouse writes in full: Dear Mr Wooster. I was very interested to get a letter signed by your honoured name! But I wasn't at Clifton. I was at Dulwich. I can't remember how I got the name Wooster. I think it may have been from a serial in the old Captain, where one of the characters was called Worcester. The odd thing is that the Bertie W. character started out as Reggie Pepper, and I don't know why I changed the name. Jeeves I got from watching a Warwickshire v Gloucestershire match. One of the Warwickshire bowlers was called Jeeves, and it seemed just the name I wanted. I have just shipped off a new Jeeves novel to the Jenkins people. It is a sequel to The Code of the Woosters, and has come out very well. It won't be published till next year, as I have a Blandings Castle story coming out in June and they never like to publish more than one a year. Yours sincerely, [signed] P.G. Wodehouse The sequel Wodehouse refers to is almost certainly Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, published in 1963. With original typed envelope and a note from G. L. C. Wooster (signed "Bertie") explaining the context of the letter to Wodehouse. Also with a photograph (5x7 in) of Wodehouse. Remsenburg, New York: May 20, 1962. One page (6x7 inches), on Wodehouse's Remsenburg, New York letterhead. Horizontal fold, some light browning and foxing.A fascinating insight into the origins of the names of two of the most iconic characters in English literature. Bookseller Inventory # 1679

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
6,657.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.56
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds