We can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer than with the launch of this delightful comic novel by the great P. G. Wodehouse. Originally published in America in 1919, A Damsel in Distress is vintage Wodehouse—a whimsical romance filled with amusing twists and turns and a cast of memorable characters. The novel was adapted into a Hollywood musical starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen.
This handsome Black Scat trade paperback edition features original illustrations by artist Allen Forrest.
We invite you to stretch out in the hammock with a chilled cocktail and this unforgettable farce.
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
by P.G. Wodehouse
with illustrations by Allen Forrest
Trade paperback; 334 pages
5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
(1881 – 1975) was one of the most popular humorists of the twentieth century. The author of nearly 100 books, he is best known as the creator of the Bertie Wooster and Jeeves series and the novels and stories set at Blandings Castle. In the words of Evelyn Waugh, “Mr. Wodehouse’s idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.” Indeed, in the wondrous land of Wodehouse a faux pas
often constitutes a crisis and the farce of human foibles rules the realm. The master’s intricately designed plots are peppered with potholes for his characters to stumble over, the street signs have all been mischievously switched and identities mistaken – yet all roads lead to a happy end.