Three Men and a Maid

Three Men and a Maid

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Three Men and a Maid by P. G. Wodehouse

Through the curtained windows of the furnished apartment which Mrs. Horace Hignett had rented for her stay in New York rays of golden sunlight peeped in like the foremost spies of some advancing army. It was a fine summer morning. The hands of the Dutch clock in the hall pointed to thirteen minutes past nine; those of the ormolu clock in the sitting-room to eleven minutes past ten; those of the carriage clock on the bookshelf to fourteen minutes to six. In other words, it was exactly eight; and Mrs. Hignett acknowledged the fact by moving her head on the pillow, opening her eyes, and sitting up in bed. She always woke at eight precisely.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725749719
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2018
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

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 jolly gentleman of leisure 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.

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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Three Men And A Maid 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wodehouse has long been a favorite author and this book shows why, yet again. His keen observations of human nature, combined with his incredible skill at wordsmithing, make his works essential reading for any who want to be considered literate. Not only that, he's simply so much fun to read! While there are a couple of lines clearly dating the mindset at the time this was written (read "politically incorrect"), this, to me, served as a reminder of the way society used to view women and people of color. I was reminded of Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest), though this is a very different story. The major problem I had with this book was the exceptionally poor editing. It appears the original book was scanned and then converted to text. Clearly it was NEVER edited after this process. At times it's impossible to decipher how the text should read. This is simply unacceptable, particularly given the quality of the writing. I would have rated this book 5 stars, but could not, due to my difficulties with the lack of editing.
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PhilipMA More than 1 year ago
Great read and the price is right