The Brinkmanship of Gallahad Threepwood

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Author: Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville

Year: 1964

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Place: New York


223 pages Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter yellow cloth with green and yellow lettering to spine over yellow boards with a blue pictorial to cover in original pictorial jacket. (APG: 102a) 9000 copies published. First American edition.

Galahad at Blandings is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United States on 31 December 1964 by Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York under the title The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood, and in the United Kingdom on 26 August 1965 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It forms part of the Blandings Castle saga, being the ninth full-length novel to be set there. The Honorable Galahad Treepwood is the most distinguished member of-some would say the only distinguished member-of the family of which Lord Emsworth is the head.It is true that Lord Emsworth's pig, Empress of Blandings, has three times been awarded the silver medal for fatness at the Agricultural Show. But Galahad has made a name for himself. In his youth he was one of the great figures to whom the world of the stage, the racecourse and the rowdier restaurants pointed with pride. He is in his early fifties and soberly dressed for a visit to London as we now first encounter him-but he still seems to bring with him a whiff of the paddock and the American bar. His bright eyes, one of them adorned with a black rimmed monocle, seem to be watching the horses rounding into the stretch, his neatly shod foot to be pawing in search of the brass rail. Such a man does not thrive on retirement from the scene. So it does not take him long to embroil himselfin an Affair of the Heart that seems on the point of becoming Sundered. He is against Sundering. Always has been. He is determined to bring the two young Sundered Hearts together, and he does. But in the course of this enthralling tangle of machinations and counter-machinations, he comes perilously close to the Brink. To the Brink of what? If you think, dear Reader, that you could more gracefully, more lucidly, more incisively describe a Wodehouse plot, you may be right. But why try? Wodehouse is made to be read, not described.


Front heal edge bumped, spine ends moderately rubbed. Jacket price clipped, corners and spine ends lightly chipped and rubbed, front fold over flap creased. A very good copy in a very good to fine dust jacket.

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