A Damsel in Distress (Annotated with biography about the life and times of P.G. Wodehouse) [NOOK Book]

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Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha...

The story was made into a silent, black-and-white movie in 1919. In 1928 Wodehouse collaborated with Ian Hay in adapting the book for the stage: Hay, Wodehouse and A. A. Milne invested in the production, about which ...
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A Damsel in Distress (Annotated with biography about the life and times of P.G. Wodehouse)

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Overview

Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha...

The story was made into a silent, black-and-white movie in 1919. In 1928 Wodehouse collaborated with Ian Hay in adapting the book for the stage: Hay, Wodehouse and A. A. Milne invested in the production, about which Wodehouse said "I don't think we shall lose our money, as Ian has done an awfully good job."[1]. The play, which opened at the New Theatre, London, on 13 August 1928, had a successful run of 234 performances.

Wodehouse was involved in adapting the novel as a musical in 1937.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012773203
  • Publisher: Golgotha Press
  • Publication date: 7/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 243 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book

    In fact, I've picked up a dozen more free books by the author. It is a delightful tale, wittily written. If you like BBC, you will like this, too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    If I ever get done with Barchester Towers...

    This will be the next book I'll read. Vaguely familiar with the author, and the plot sounds throughly entertaining. Sigh, I'm such a bore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    A comedy of errors.

    A delightful romp. Who loves whom, and who will win the damsel? Better known for his "Jeeves" whodunnits, Wodehouse can also play with romantic comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    No

    Not for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Very funny. Realy entertaining. I nice version too, no typos or

    Very funny. Realy entertaining. I nice version too, no typos or mistakes that I could see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    no

    Sorry but i didnt like this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Needs major editing!!

    This book looks like someone scanned the words into a computer program and never checked to make sure actual words were being copied. Very hard to read!

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Sorry I don't get it.

    You must have to be British to enjoy this. The typeos a so bad it makes reading hard. Read 18 pages and gave up. I could not find any humor. Just a bunch of gibberish.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    An Idyllic World

    No one says it better than Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited):
    Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.

    You can always count on Wodehouse to take you to a place more pleasant than your current reality. Whether it is to Blandings Castle to dwell with the Earl of Emsworth and his Berkshire pig, The Empress of Blandings, or to London to hob nob with Bertie Wooster and Jeeves and hang out at the Drones Club, you will laugh and forget your cares.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2005

    Full of Wit and Comedy

    Never before have I read a novel that had such a witty author's voice and followed up with a story that was so full of laughs I had to bring a tissue to wipe the tears of mirth from my face. It's a perfect blend of wit, comedy, and romance by one of the most famous British authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2001

    simply spiffy

    This is one of my favourite Wodehouses, as it has, along with the usual hilarity, a kind of warmth that is especially endearing. Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!

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