WODEHOUSE (P.G.) Two typed letters signed ("P.G. Wodehouse"), to Anthony Powell, writing as one novelist to another Remsenburg, Long Island, 16 November 1967 and 24 January 1973

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WODEHOUSE (P.G.)
Two typed letters signed ("P.G. Wodehouse"), to Anthony Powell, writing as one novelist to another, Remsenburg, Long Island, 16 November 1967 and 24 January 1973: ʻTHE USUAL WHY-ON-EARTH-DIDN'T-I-THINK-OF-THAT FEELING I ALWAYS GET WHEN I READ YOUR BOOKS' – fan letters from P.G. Wodehouse to Anthony Powell.

Sold for £ 1,125 (US$ 1,547) inc. premium
WODEHOUSE (P.G.)
Two typed letters signed ("P.G. Wodehouse"), to Anthony Powell, writing as one novelist to another ("...I have always admired your work so much, especially the Music of Time series... what I like, and what I suppose everyone likes, is the feeling that one is living with a group of characters and sharing their adventures, the whole thing lit up by the charm which is your secret. I hope the series is going on for ever. I should hate to feel that I should never meet Widmerpool again..."): telling him that he read What's Become of Waring at a sitting and enjoyed every line of it ("...And had the usual Why-on-earth-didn't-I-think-of-that feeling I always get when I read your books...") and, in the second letter, thanking him for Books Do Furnish a House [sic] ("...As usual I am absolutely stunned by your artistry. I study the stuff under a microscope, and I still can't see how you do it. A Powell book is unique. I have them all now, including the five early ones, and the lovely thing is that I can go on re-reading them indefinitely..."); he also gives news of his own work ("...I suppose you have that ghastly in-between books phase. I am going through it now, having finished one at the end of October. My consolation is that I am all right for 1968 and have nearly two years... to think out a plot. I suppose one will come..."), 3 pages, printed headings, the first stapled at head, small 4to and 8vo, Remsenburg, Long Island, 16 November 1967 and 24 January 1973

Footnotes

  • ʻTHE USUAL WHY-ON-EARTH-DIDN'T-I-THINK-OF-THAT FEELING I ALWAYS GET WHEN I READ YOUR BOOKS' – fan letters from P.G. Wodehouse to Anthony Powell. An extract from the first letter is printed by Sophie Radcliffe, PG Wodehouse: A Life in Letters (2011).
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WODEHOUSE (P.G.) Two typed letters signed ("P.G. Wodehouse"), to Anthony Powell, writing as one novelist to another Remsenburg, Long Island, 16 November 1967 and 24 January 1973
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