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The Small Batchelor by P. G. Wodehouse
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The Small Batchelor (original 1927; edition 1936)

by P. G. Wodehouse

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A P.G. Wodehouse novelIt's America during Prohibition and shy young George Finch is setting out as an artist - without the encumbrance of a shred of talent. George falls in love with Molly, whose imperious stepmother Mrs Waddington insists he's not the man to marry the stepdaughter of one of New York's most fashionable hostesses. Poor George - he doesn't seem to stand a chance.How George eventually triumphs over the bossy Mrs Waddington makes for a dizzying plot featuring some of Wodehouse's most appealing minor characters - Mullett the butler and his light-fingered girlfriend Fanny, J. Hamilton Beamish, author of the dynamic Beamish Booklets, Officer Garroway the poetic policeman, and Sigsbee H. Waddington, the hen-pecked husband who longs for the wide open spaces of the West.Oh, and does Prohibition mean there's no booze? Watch this space...… (more)
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The Small Bachelor by P. G. Wodehouse (1927)

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Different setting but formulaic as usual. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Here it does, making it quite a pleasurable read. ( )
  siok | Jul 18, 2020 |
Another funny and chaotic comedy by P. G. Wodehouse. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Oct 25, 2017 |
Very funny! One of Wodehouse's better stand-alone books.

July 2018 reread: no change to my opinion above. ( )
  leslie.98 | Apr 2, 2017 |
A unusual Wodehouse in that the setting is New York City, not in Britain. Wodehouse himself did spent time in NY writing librettos for musicals for Broadway --as Wodehouse explains in the introduction for this more recent edition, he lived in Greenwich Village from 1909 to 1914 and really liked it. ( )
  antiquary | Nov 18, 2013 |
I ‘ve always wanted to read PG Wodehouse books and what a great book to start with!! Awfully Hilarious, too much of confusion and chaos, humorous dialogues and what not!! ‘Say listen’ enjoyed every bit of it. ( )
  Versha.Bharat | Jul 12, 2013 |
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I have three reasons for being particularly fond of The Small Bachelor.

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The roof of the Sheridan Apartment House, near Washington Square, New York. Let us examine it.

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A P.G. Wodehouse novelIt's America during Prohibition and shy young George Finch is setting out as an artist - without the encumbrance of a shred of talent. George falls in love with Molly, whose imperious stepmother Mrs Waddington insists he's not the man to marry the stepdaughter of one of New York's most fashionable hostesses. Poor George - he doesn't seem to stand a chance.How George eventually triumphs over the bossy Mrs Waddington makes for a dizzying plot featuring some of Wodehouse's most appealing minor characters - Mullett the butler and his light-fingered girlfriend Fanny, J. Hamilton Beamish, author of the dynamic Beamish Booklets, Officer Garroway the poetic policeman, and Sigsbee H. Waddington, the hen-pecked husband who longs for the wide open spaces of the West.Oh, and does Prohibition mean there's no booze? Watch this space...

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