A Prefect's Uncle

A Prefect's Uncle

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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A Prefect's Uncle by P. G. Wodehouse - CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDY - A Prefect's Uncle is an early novel by P.G. Wodehouse - The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop"

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A Prefect's Uncle by P. G. Wodehouse - CLASSIC BRITISH COMEDY - A Prefect's Uncle is an early novel by P.G. Wodehouse - The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf; and Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls.

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever."
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"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:
9781490535593
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Pages:
82
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.

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P. G. Wodehouse

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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A Prefect's Uncle 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A wonderful and witty work from Wodehouse. Really enjoyable.