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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Mr. McGee's Big Day

N.p. [New York]: N.p., N.d. [1950]

10 pp. loose leaf, corrected typescript, rectos only, business card to top left of p.2. Two pages in each of five acid-free plastic sleeves, the whole housed in a red plastic binder. First page heavily browned, others lightly age-toned. Very well preserved.

AMENDED TYPESCRIPT OF THE SHORT STORY Mr. McGEE'S BIG DAY, PREPARED FOR ITS PUBLICATION IN ELLERY QUEEN MAGAZINE. UNSIGNED, BUT WITH THE CARD OF WODEHOUSE'S AGENT SCOTT MEREDITH AFFIXED TO TOP LEFT OF SECOND PAGE.

Wodehouse managed to smuggle his way into Ellery Queen, a magazine rather more hard-boiled than his usual outlets, with this story of how a hotel detective's day goes rapidly downhill when he recognises in the lobby a face from his crime-fighting past.

The typescript has a small number of minor textual amendments, possibly Wodehouse's, and many pencilled editorial and typesetting instructions in an unknown hand. The story was never reprinted or anthologised.



Keywords: P.G. WODEHOUSE"
£3,000.00


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