Not George Washington: An Autobiographical Novel

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This early, autobiographical novel by P. G. Wodehouse aptly describes the perils of a writer's world in London circa 1900. The protagonist, an author manqué, attempts by any means necessary to establish himself in literary circles. But his subterfuges backfire, his amours come a cropper, and only an ingenious, beguiling denouement saves his skin.

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P.G. WODEHOUSE (1881-1975), an English-born journalist and novelist, lived in several different countries before settling in the United States after World War II. In a career spanning over sixty years, he wrote more than ninety books. During the 1920s, Wodehouse collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole Porter and George Gershwin on musicals, and in the 1930s, he expanded his repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in 1975.

HERBERT WESTBROOK, writer, was a friend of P. G. Wodehouse, and like Wodehouse, he contributed to the ''By the Way'' columns in the London newspaper The Globe.

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First published in England in 1907, Not George Washington never appeared here in any form until now. And with good reason. It's a dreadful novel, beginning with its odd title. Told through several narrative voices, it's a dreary tale of a young Londoner struggling to make his fortune as a writer so he can marry his true love. Anyone reading this clunker will find it hard to believe it was coauthored by the creator of such brilliant characters as Emsworth, Psmith, and Wooster. Its chief interest lies in its use of some of Wodehouse's own early publishing experiences. Frederick Davidson's reading is a heroic effort to pump life into the book, but the patient was already dead on its belated arrival in America. Recommended only to libraries whose patrons insist (and loudly) on listening to everything Wodehouse ever wrote (cf., Cocktail Time, Audio Reviews, LJ 4/15/97, or Psmith in the City, Audio Reviews, LJ 1/98).?R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA
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