A Prefect's Uncle

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A Prefect's Uncle
A Prefect's Uncle 1903.jpg
First edition
AuthorP. G. Wodehouse
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreComedy novel
PublisherAdam & Charles Black (first edition)
Publication date
11 September 1903[1]
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
OCLC5919911

A Prefect's Uncle is an early novel by P.G. Wodehouse, one of his school stories for children.

Plot[edit]

The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes a personal servant to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.

Editions[edit]

Early editions are highly prized by collectors, and first printings regularly sell for over $5,000.[citation needed]

The novel was reprinted on 17 June 2004 by R A Kessinger Publishing.

The text was released under Project Gutenburg in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McIlvaine, E., Sherby, L.S. and Heineman, J.H. (1990) P.G. Wodehouse: A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. New York: James H. Heineman, p. 12. ISBN 087008125X

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