- A Prefect's Uncle
name = A Prefect's Uncle
image_caption = First edition, 1903
P. G. Wodehouse
language = English
publisher = Adam & Charles Black (first edition)
September 11 1903
media_type = Print (Hardback &
isbn = NA
oclc = 5919911
"A Prefect's Uncle" is an early
novelby P.G. Wodehouse.
The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a
private schoolfor boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.
Early editions are highly prized by collectors, and first printings regularly sell for over $5,000.
The novel was reprinted on
June 17, 2004by R A Kessinger Publishing. It contains approximately 128 pages and has been assigned the ISBN 1-4191-0286-9.
The text was released under
Project Gutenburgin 2004.
* [http://wodehouse.ru/02.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with photos of book covers and list of characters
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6985 Free eBook of "A Prefect's Uncle"] at
* [http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=wodehouse&y=0&tn=prefect%27s+uncle&x=0 Used editions] at ABE Books
*2004 Reprint (ISBN 0-8095-9274-6)(US)
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