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One of P. G. Wodehouse's most enticing later works, Barmy in Wonderland is a gem of a novel from the master of social satire and comedy. Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps, known to his friends as Barmy, has made a poor decision. He has invested ten thousand dollars in a stage production that seems doomed from the start in order to be near the woman of his dreams -- Miss Dinty Moore. Will he find true love, or merely lose a fortune?
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P. G. Wodehouse (Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) (1881-1975) was an English humorist who wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre- and post-World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.
''Wodehouse's novels are the very definition of British humor -- bubblingly witty and dryly loony.'' --Entertainment Weekly, praise for the author
''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, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
''To enjoy this novel, you must delight in brittle turns of phrase and have a taste for a pocket full of wry.'' --Tom Markus, in A Novel Approach to Theatre: From Adams to Zola
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Book Description Barrie and Jenkins, 1978. Condition: Good. Reprint. Light wear to boards, corners lightly bumped, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, good DJ with some wear in protective plastic wrapper. Ex Library Book with usual stamps etc. Seller Inventory # 9999-9996002602
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1978. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2924959064
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1978 later edition. Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. Seller Inventory # 41027
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1978. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Reprint. Small price sticker on the front pastedown, else fine in fine dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 328063
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, London,UK, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. Very Good + copy in Brodart cover. (see picture) 176 pages. Seller Inventory # 011836
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, London, England, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. The original dust jacket accompanies this book and is in fantastic condition. The main body is present and in fine condition. Black cloth boards with gold lettering to the spine still in great condition. Tightly bound to the inner page block. All pages present and tightly bound. The inner pages are very clear and untarnished, as new. There is a very slight foxing to the top of the outer edges of pages when book is closed. Seller Inventory # 000014
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1978. Cloth. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. Black cloth, clean and bright, bumped to one corner. Dust jacket very good+ in new Brodart clear protective cover, very slightly warped, price unclipped. Pages near fine. Binding sound and tight. Seller Inventory # 130053