The Golf Omnibus

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Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

Year: 1973

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Place: New York


467 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (APG Wodehouse: 112b) First edition.

The golf stories of P G Wodehouse are surely among the most hilariously funny one that the Master of comic fiction ever wrote. You don't even have to know much, or care anything, about golf to love them. If you are a Wodehouse fan and a golfer as well, this volume of thirty-one stories, now collected together for the first time, may well turn out to be the most precious book in your library. If you are not a golfer, you will still find that the sagas, as related from the terrace of the clubhouse by the Oldest Member, are every bit as enjoyable as the best of the "Jeeves" stories. There can be no tampering with stories that were perfect as written. So no attempt has been made to bring up to date such things as as the now-departed names of most golf clubs, such as the mashie, the spoon, and the cleek. (Somehow the driver has retained its name, although at any moment we might have to start calling it the Number One wood.) No matter: this has nothing do with the pure joy that these irresistible stories afford.


Head corners gently bumped, light sunning to extremities, tape residue to back gutter paste down. Jacket price clipped, some soiling to edges, spine ends rubbed, check mark ticked at some titles on the frontispiece else a very good copy in like jacket.

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