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The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

By: P. G. Wodehouse
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Man Upstairs and Other Stories is an anthology of short stories written by P.G. Wodehouse. Most of the stories deal with the subject of romance and love. Majority of the stories initially got published in Cosmopolitan, Collier's Weekly, and the Strand Magazine. Later on, they were also made available to readers in the US in The Swoop! And Other Stories (1979) and The Uncollected Wodehouse (1976). The first story in the collection "The Man Upstairs", is a story about a rich man disguising himself as a middle class, untalented artist to get close to Annette, a girl he fell in love with at first sight. Following the story of a rebellious girl who is sent to a village in Hampshire by her father, "Something to Worry About" gives us a look into the psyche of Sally, a movie aficionado, who ends up experiencing a movie-like love story with Tom. Similar to The Man Upstairs, "Deep Waters" follows the story of George Barnert Callender who falls in love at first sight with Mary and pretends to not to know swimming while being an excellent swimmer, just so he could make her acquaintance.

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P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic author who experienced huge success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be broadly read over 40 years after his death. He was an English writer and one of the most comprehensively read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford on 15 October 1881, the son of a British Magistrate established in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College. Later he worked for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London for two years. He wrote part-time while working in the bank, usually proving successful enough to take it up as a full-time profession. He was a journalist with The Globe (an inactive English newspaper) for several years before usually going to Hollywood, where he earned huge amount as a screenwriter. He was a creative author, writing 96 books in a career scaling from 1902-1975. His works consist of novels, collections of short stories, and a musical comedy. He is best well-known as the creator of Jeeves. He passed on 14 February 1975 in New York, United States.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 293 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271716
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271714
  • Item Weight: 351.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories (single author), Fiction / Humorous