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This early novel, written in collaboration with a friend, is a fascinating curiosity which suggests that Wodehouse might have become a very different, experimental sort of writer, had he continued to write in the same vein. Using multiple narrators, playing with literary stereotypes and identities, it tells the story of an aspiring young writer, James Orlebar Cloyster, prepared to do almost anything, first for success and then for gratification. By making Cloyster a mild, affable young man of the sort so familiar in his later novels, Wodehouse creates a comic disparity between the character's lofty professions of virtue and his unscrupulous behaviour. As the story progresses, we realise that he is not unusual: all the main characters are unscrupulous in one way or another, ready to cheat and lie in pursuit of their ends, hence the title of the book.

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition Thus

Published in 2014

ISBN: 9781841591926

Condition Ratings

Book is Fine. No visible defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Lightest of light shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

Book Details

Hardback with Dustjacket

First (UK) Edition Thus

Published in 2014

ISBN: 9781841591926

Condition Ratings

Book is Fine. No visible defects.

Dustjacket is Near Fine. Lightest of light shelf wear.

Slipcase condition is N/A

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