'Wodehouse's School Days' by Jan Piggott
FSA "In the first half of Wodehouse’s SCHOOL DAYS, [Jan Piggott] provides a narrative of the author’s life at Dulwich. Part Two is a fascinating deconstruction of Wodehouse’s school stories and demonstrates his close observances of his fellow pupils, masters and customs."
Wodehouse was at Dulwich College from 1894 to 1900. Between 1902 and 1911, by youthful alchemy, he transformed the primary material of his late Victorian experience at a great new public school into a fascinating body of fiction, now almost neglected in the shade of his more popular books.
The book includes copious material from the Dulwich College Archives, as well as over twenty original illustrations from the school novels and tales.
The author, Dr Jan Piggott, FSA, was formerly Head of English and Keeper of the Archives at Dulwich College.
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