Barmy in Wonderland

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Barmy in Wonderland
First edition cover
Author P. G. Wodehouse
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Herbert Jenkins
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 221 pp

Barmy in Wonderland is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 21 April 1952 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on May 8, 1952 by Doubleday & Company, New York, under the title Angel Cake.[1]

The central character is Cyril "Barmy" Fotheringay-Phipps (pronounced "Funghy Fipps"), who also appears in several of the Jeeves and Drones Club stories and novels. The book recounts his adventures in the theatrical world.

Wodehouse adapted the novel from a play, The Butter and Egg Man, by George S. Kaufman and, echoing Shakespeare's dedication of his Sonnets, dedicated the US edition to "the onlie begetter of these insuing sonnets, Mr G S K".


  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. 86. ISBN 087008125X

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