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P.G. WODEHOUSE EXPRESSES HIS DELIGHT AT HAVING HIS SHORT-STORY “THE CRIME WAVE AT BLANDINGS” PUBLISHED IN BRAILLE BY THE AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLIND

WODEHOUSE, P[ELHAM] G[RENVILLE] (1881-1975) English writer of novels, short stories, and musical theater. Scarce, pre-war, Typed Letter Signed, “P.G. Wodehouse,” on 14 Eresby House, Rutland Gates letterhead.  One full page, quarto. Low Wood, Le Touquet, France. March 27, 1938.  Wodehouse writes to “Malcolm Johnson”:

“Dear Malcolm Johnson, So sorry I have not answered you letter before. This joint has been in a turmoil with painters etc., and I have not been able to concentrate on anything.

I agree with you absolutely about THE STUFF THAT BOOKS ARE MADE OF. I never liked the idea of publishing it, and would never have made a move in that direction but for the fact that Townend had taken so much trouble about it. It would be all wrong as a book. Townend is my oldest friend, and I always write to him without weighing my words or caring what I put down, and a collection of letters can’t be published in that shape. I am glad you feel the same.

One has to be pretty careful what one prints. I can write to Townend and say I’ve just read X’s last book. It’s lousy, but I wouldn’t want to have that published as my considered opinion. I feel that the less one shoots one’ head off in print, the better. I think that the reason the Press are always so nice about my stuff is that I never tread on people’s toes.

I have just had a letter from Miss Ryan, saying that she has just given permission to the American Brotherhood of the Blind to use THE CRIME WAVE AT BLANDINGS in Braille. I am delighted that they want it, and of course will always want them to use any of my books. By the way, will you send me a copy of the Crime Wave. I don’t seem to have one. Best wishes Yours ever   P.G. Wodehouse.”

 

His letters with any form of real content are surprisingly scarce.  This is a fine ltter worthy of inclusion into any collection.  

$2250.00

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