Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

Year: 1939

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co

Place: New York


292 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with dark brown decoration on spine in original pictorial jacket. Precedes the British edition. (APG, Wodehouse: 069a) First American edition.

Uncle Fred in the Springtime is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 18 August 1939 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, and in the United Kingdom on 25 August 1939 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It is set at the idyllic Blandings Castle, home of Clarence, Earl of Emsworth, the fifth full-length novel to be set there. It also features Uncle Fred, who first appeared in the short story "Uncle Fred Flits By", which was included in the 1936 collection Young Men in Spats, and would feature in three further novels. When Alaric, Duke of Dunstable decides to take Empress of Blandings away from her loving master and get her fit, Lord Emsworth calls in the services of the redoubtable Uncle Fred. Fred arrives full of the joys of spring, with nephew Pongo Twistleton and old friend Polly Pott in tow, and despite the efforts of the efficient Baxter, endeavors to scupper the Duke and bring together a variety of romantic couplings.


Lightly soiled, spine ends and corners rubbed with a bit of fraying, corners bumped. Jacket restored by Octavaye Studios, back dampened at fold over with fading of red lettering else a very good copy in like jacket.

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