The Girl in Blue

The Girl in Blue

by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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Jerry has been summoned to sit on the jury where he meets the delightful Jane, with whom he falls instantly in love. He is deliriously happy until he remembers he is already engaged to Vera Upshaw-who has been hounding Jerry to claim his inheritance, currently kept in trust by Uncles Crispin and Willoughby. Meanwhile, Willoughby is thrilled at being the proud owner… See more details below

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Jerry has been summoned to sit on the jury where he meets the delightful Jane, with whom he falls instantly in love. He is deliriously happy until he remembers he is already engaged to Vera Upshaw-who has been hounding Jerry to claim his inheritance, currently kept in trust by Uncles Crispin and Willoughby. Meanwhile, Willoughby is thrilled at being the proud owner of Gainsborough's small painting, The Girl in Blue, but when she goes missing and is believed to be stolen, Jerry is called upon to track her down, wherever she may be.

Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. (Douglas Adams)

Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in. (Evelyn Waugh)

Author Bio: P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) grew up in England and came to the United States just before World War I, when he married an American. He wrote more than 90 books, and his works, translated into many languages, have won him worldwide acclaim.

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This trio (1922, 1956, and 1970, respectively) present a liberal dose of the signature Wodehouse wit and charm. Fans will enjoy his familiar spoofs of uppercrust British stuffiness and mismatched marriages, all with a happy ending.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140085075
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date of Death:
February 14, 1975
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Place of Death:
Southampton, New York
Education:
Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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