The White Feather

The White Feather

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author = P. G. Wodehouse
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Novel
publisher = Adam & Charles Black (1st edition)
release_date = October 9, 1907
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media_type = Print (Serial)
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"The White Feather" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on October 9 1907 by Adam & Charles Black, London. It is set at Wrykyn school, scene of Wodehouse's earlier book "The Gold Bat" (1904), and the later "Mike" (1909). Like many early Wodehouse novels, the story first appeared as a serial in the boys' magazine The Captain, between October 1905 and March 1906.

Plot

When Sheen, a quiet and studious boy, finds himself facing a street brawl between boys of Wrykyn and those of St. Jude's, their sworn enemies, he slips away to safety to avoid the wrath of his masters. However, his cowardliness is noticed by his fellows, who send him to Coventry. In order to save his reputation, he must train secretly under boxing legend Joe Bevan. Can he overcome the many obstacles in his path, and restore the school's honour in the ring?

External links

* [http://wodehouse.ru/08.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with photos of book covers and a list of characters
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6927 Free eBook of "The White Feather"] at Project Gutenberg


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