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Mike and Psmith

Mike and Psmith

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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It was a preference for cricket over schoolwork that united Mike and Psmith in their reluctance to attend their new school, Sedleigh. The school insists that its attendees be keen, but it is sorely unprepared for boys of such foresight and resources as Mike and Psmith, who have decided to devote their energies exclusively to ragging. Readers are sure to welcome the

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It was a preference for cricket over schoolwork that united Mike and Psmith in their reluctance to attend their new school, Sedleigh. The school insists that its attendees be keen, but it is sorely unprepared for boys of such foresight and resources as Mike and Psmith, who have decided to devote their energies exclusively to ragging. Readers are sure to welcome the hilarious novels of British writer P.G. Wodehouse now available from Penguin.

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Library Journal
Released as a single volume in 1909, the first two of this trio follow the misadventures of young cricket ace Mike Jackson and his chum at school. Published a little later in Wodehouse's career (1928), Money for Nothing serves up a Romeo and Juliet-like tale of the romance between the offspring of two feuding buffoons. Typical Wodehouse British farces.
From the Publisher
"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." —Douglas Adams

"Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own." —Evelyn Waugh

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." --Douglas Adams

"Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own." --Evelyn Waugh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421850726
Publisher:
1st World Publishing
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." —Douglas Adams

"Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own." —Evelyn Waugh

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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Mike and Psmith 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book showcases 2 of Wodehouse's finest qualities - his amazingly intuitive grasp of life at school and the psyche of its inmates and his unparalleled wit. Indeed, it is hard to go through one of his 'school stories' without revisiting one's own childhood. The book opens with Mike, a simple, unassuming yougster, for whom the love of cricket transcends everything else. A slump in the fortunes of his family lands him in a new school, rudely interrupting his progress to the captaincy of his school eleven. As a result, the new school finds a somewhat resentful young gentleman on its premises. Mike, however, is not the only new entry. He is soon joined by Psmith and a round of introductions later, the two youths decide to brave the new school and its offerings together. How they go about doing this and the ensuing events form the crux of the story. The reader is witness to an interesting study in contrasts. On the one hand, we have Mike, a normal, almost awkward youth, who transforms into the epitome of flair and confidence on the cricket field and whose attitude to life and the people around him is simple and straightforward (almost blunt), which contrasts sharply with the sophisticated Psmith, who lends an air of importance and class to every scene he's part of. The interaction between these two as also the diverse ways in which they approach difficult situations is the most enjoyable aspect of the book. All in all, a very interesting read.