A Pelican at Blandings

A Pelican at Blandings

by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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With his overbearing sister, Lady Constance, and the ill-tempered Alaric, Duke of Dunstable, about to descend upon Blandings Castle, Lord Elmsworth calls in his brother, Sir Galahad Threepwood, for moral support. But when Dunstable shows up with a controversial portrait of a nude woman, Blandings erupts in chaos. Every eccentric guest seems to want the painting,

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With his overbearing sister, Lady Constance, and the ill-tempered Alaric, Duke of Dunstable, about to descend upon Blandings Castle, Lord Elmsworth calls in his brother, Sir Galahad Threepwood, for moral support. But when Dunstable shows up with a controversial portrait of a nude woman, Blandings erupts in chaos. Every eccentric guest seems to want the painting, and for very different reasons — Wilbur Trout because it looks like his ex-wife, and Lord Elmsworth because it’s a ringer for his pet pig! How in the world will Gally sort this mess out?

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Library Journal
One of Wodehouse's most popular characters, the addled Lord Emsworth, is once again harried by unwanted houseguests who cut into his time with the Empress of Blandings, his prize-winning pig. Among the foul guests is a tediously opinionated and self-invited duke. The duke has also invited along a young American, to whom he plans to sell a painting he has purchased solely in order to skin the latter. Things start getting sticky when the painting (which may be a fake) is stolen, and other guests prove not to be all they claim. Wodehouse was 88 years old when he published this novel in 1969. It consequently lacks the cohesiveness of his earlier Blandings books but is, nevertheless, full of delights--which are made all the more delightful by Nigel Lambert's spirited reading.--R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Bookforum
Overlook Press is publishing a set of clothbound collector's editions of the master's work. They're beautiful books, much welcome.
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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever."
-Douglas Adams

"Overlook Press is publishing a set of clothbound collector's editions of the master's work. They're beautiful books, much welcome."
-Bookforum

Douglas Adams
“Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880292818
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/28/1988
Series:
Blandings Castle Series
Pages:
192

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Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.

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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