The Small Bachelor, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A P.G. Wodehouse novel It'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? In a Wodehouse novel? You'll have to wait and see...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099514145

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Enjoyable romantic comedy set in New York. Written at the height of the prohibition, which is reflected in the big police raid on the "Purple Chicken".

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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.

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I didn't enjoy The Small Bachelor as much as the Jeeves book I read, though it did help with the Jeeves book that I could see parallels with Bunter and Lord Peter in Dorothy L. Sayers' books. The humour isn't so great for me when a lot of it revolves around embarrassment and ridiculous situations -- that came off better for me in the Jeeves book than in this one, I think.Still, it's well-written and entertaining, definitely: I had a pretty high standard set for Wodehouse from the first book of his I read.

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