The Small Bachelor

The Small Bachelor

by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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What must a man do in order to put an end to his bachelorhood? For George Finch, one of nature's white mice and probably the worst artist ever to put brush to canvas, there are many obstacles. Undoubtedly the greatest is his beloved Molly's fearsome stepmother, Mrs. Waddington, who has her eye on an eligible English lord for a son-in-law. Luckily, George has an ally…  See more details below

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What must a man do in order to put an end to his bachelorhood? For George Finch, one of nature's white mice and probably the worst artist ever to put brush to canvas, there are many obstacles. Undoubtedly the greatest is his beloved Molly's fearsome stepmother, Mrs. Waddington, who has her eye on an eligible English lord for a son-in-law. Luckily, George has an ally in sharp-witted Hamilton Beamish, an old family friend of the Waddingtons, not to mention George's butler, Mullett, and his light-fingered girlfriend, Fanny, whose valuable skills are of particular interest to the would-be father-in-law.

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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"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:
9780140085068
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.46(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.67(d)

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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

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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