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The Clicking Of Cuthbert

by Wodehouse P.G.:

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Herbert Jenkins, London, no date: c. 1949 Hardback: orange cloth decorated in black, golf scene to top board; Light cover wear, previous owner's inscription to front free end-paper, foxing, vg.. Book.

From the book:This book marks an epoch in my literary career. It is written in blood. It is the outpouring of a soul as deeply seared by Fate's unkindness as the pretty on the dog-leg hole of the second nine was ever seared by my iron. It is the work of a very nearly desperate man, an eighteen-handicap man who has got to look extremely slippy if he doesn't want to find himself in the twenties again. As a writer of light fiction, I have always till now been handicapped by the fact that my disposition was cheerful, my heart intact, and my life unsoured. Handicapped, I say, because the public likes to feel that a writer of farcical stories is piquantly miserable in his private life, and that, if he turns out anything amusing, he does it simply in order to obtain relief from the almost insupportable weight of an existence which he has long since realized to be a wash-out. Well, today I am just like that. Two years ago, I admit, I was a shallow farceur. My work lacked depth. I wrote flippantly simply because I was having a thoroughly good time. Then I took up golf, and now I can smile through the tears and laugh, like Figaro, that I may not weep, and generally hold my head up and feel that I am entitled to respect.


  • Bookseller: Bookfare GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6996
  • Title: The Clicking Of Cuthbert
  • Author: Wodehouse P.G.:
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Herbert Jenkins, London, no date: c. 1949
  • Keywords: Golf Stories Golf Fiction Humour Humourous Novels


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