Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jul 2, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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“[Wodehouse’s] entire genius was for being funny.” —Douglas Adams

Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings before the ill-tempered, egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable can lay claim to her. Disguised as the eminent nerve specialist Sir Roderick Glossop, and with his distressed nephew Pongo in tow, Uncle Fred must not only steal a pig but also reunite a young couple and diagnose various members of the upper class with imaginary mental illnesses, all before his domineering wife realizes he’s escaped their country estate.
 

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User Review  - CarltonC - LibraryThing

Another delightful Wodehouse novel, combining the setting of Blandings Castle, with Lord Emsworth, Lady Constance, Beach, Baxter and the Empress of Blandings as backing characters, and the anarchy ... Read full review

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User Review  - bradgers - LibraryThing

In a pantheon of characters that contains Jeeves, Psmith, and Mr. Mulliner, the most brilliant of them all might be Uncle Fred, Lord Ickenham. The usual Wodehouse zaniness, dialed up a notch -- one of his best. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
20
Section 3
34
Section 4
42
Section 5
53
Section 6
62
Section 7
73
Section 8
84
Section 12
126
Section 13
140
Section 14
154
Section 15
170
Section 16
180
Section 17
190
Section 18
200
Section 19
213

Section 9
97
Section 10
105
Section 11
116
Section 20
226
Section 21
239
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P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in 1881 and in 1955 became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career writing lyrics and musicals in collaboration with Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and Cole Porter, among others.

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