A Damsel in Distress

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2011 - Fiction - 409 pages
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When you're in the mood for classic British humor writing, nothing can compare to the master of literary laughter, P.G. Wodehouse. The novel A Damsel in Distress is an uproarious combination of romantic intrigue, mistaken identities, and general hilarity. A must-read for Wodehouse fans, or for anyone who loves a good laugh and a well-told tale.
 

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Unusually for Wodehouse, this is essentially a love story. George Bevan is a likeable young man who has made his fortune by writing popular music. He is beginning to feel a bit jaded when, to his ... Read full review

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The Earl of Marshmoreton's lively daughter – the damsel of the title – thinks she is in love with one Geoffrey Raymond, but a cheerful American song-writer called George Bevan knows better. After one ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
5
Chapter 2
28
Chapter 3
46
Chapter 4
59
Chapter 5
75
Chapter 6
84
Chapter 7
111
Chapter 8
124
Chapter 15
216
Chapter 16
237
Chapter 17
260
Chapter 18
267
Chapter 19
278
Chapter 20
292
Chapter 21
306
Chapter 22
331

Chapter 9
137
Chapter 10
152
Chapter 11
164
Chapter 12
179
Chapter 13
188
Chapter 14
200
Chapter 23
345
Chapter 24
361
Chapter 25
375
Chapter 26
381
Chapter 27
399
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P. G. Wodehouse was born in Guildford, United Kingdom on October 15, 1881. After completing school, he spent two years as a banker at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London and then took a job as a sports reporter and columnist for the Globe newspaper. His first novel, The Pothunters, was published in 1902. He wrote over 100 novels and short story collections during his lifetime including A Perfect Uncle, Love Among the Chickens, The Swoop, P. Smith in the City, Meet Mr. Milliner, Doctor Sally, Quick Service, The Old Reliable, Uneasy Money, A Damsel in Distress, Jill the Reckless, The Adventures of Sally, A Pelican at Blandings, The Girl in Blue, and Aunts Aren't Gentlemen. His most famous characters, Bertie Wooster and his manservant, Jeeves, appeared in books such as Much Obliged, Jeeves. He also wrote lyrics for musical comedies and worked as screenwriter in Hollywood in the 1930s. In 1939, he bought a villa in Le Touquet on the coast of France. He remained there when World War II started in 1939. The following year, the Germans appropriated the villa, confiscated property, and arrested him. He was detained in various German camps for almost one year before being released in 1941. He went to Berlin and spoke of his experience in five radio talks to be broadcast to America and England. The talks themselves were completely innocuous, but he was charged with treason in England. He was cleared, but settled permanently in the United States. He became a citizen in 1955. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1975. He died from a heart attack after a long illness on February 14, 1975 at the age of 93.

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