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Not George Washington

by P. G. Wodehouse

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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
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A semi-autobiographical novel from the master of comedic complications, Not George Washington is a humorous, fictionalized account of Wodehouse\'s early years as a journalist (he edited the "By The Way" column for the London Globe magazine from 1904 to 1909). This publication from Boomer Books is specially designed and typeset for comfortable reading.



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