Louder and Funnier by P. G. Wodehouse
A very good condition copy of Louder and Funnier, Twenty Essays complete with second state dust jacket. The majority of the essays were originally written for the American magazine, Vanity Fair between 1914 and 1932 when Wodehouse was the drama critic there. Wodehouse explains the origins of the title of the book in his introduction. He borrowed the tile from “the old story … of the nervous after-dinner speaker” who is speaking in a faltering undertone when a voice demands “Louder, please”, to be followed soon after by another voice requesting, “Louder, please, and funnier”.
Bright original green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean contents and tight bindings. The second state dust jacket is unclipped. Stains and some fading to the spine of the jacket. Chipping to the top edges of the jacket. 8vo 286 pp.
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