The Girl in Blue

The Girl in Blue

by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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This charming novel is one of Wodehouse’s best late works.
The vintage plot concerns a Gainsborough miniature, a moldering country house, an overweight solicitor, a fortune-hunter, a butler who isn't a butler, an American corporate lawyer and his kleptomaniac sister; but the heart of the story—in every sense— concerns Jerry West and his

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This charming novel is one of Wodehouse’s best late works.
The vintage plot concerns a Gainsborough miniature, a moldering country house, an overweight solicitor, a fortune-hunter, a butler who isn't a butler, an American corporate lawyer and his kleptomaniac sister; but the heart of the story—in every sense— concerns Jerry West and his determined pursuit of air hostess Jane Hunnicutt. When Jane unexpectedly becomes a millionairess, Jerry despairs of wooing her, but the sun never goes behind a cloud for long in Wodehouse: Jerry gets his Jane in the end, but only after a series of trials which raise the comic stakes to the author's highest level.

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Library Journal
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:
9781590204726
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
04/14/2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 5.18(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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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