- The Gold Bat
name = The Gold Bat
P. G. Wodehouse
language = English
publisher = Adam & Charles Black
13 September 1904
media_type = Print (Hardback &
"The Gold Bat" is a
novelby P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 13 September 1904by Adam & Charles Black, London. Set at the fictional public schoolof Wrykyn, the novel tells of how two boys, O'Hara and Moriarty, tar and feathera statue of the local M.P. as a prank. They get away with it, but O'Hara had borrowed a tiny gold cricket batbelonging to Trevor, the captain of the cricketteam, and after the escapade he discovers the trinket is missing. Schoolboy honour is at stake, and the book covers events that term including inter-house rugby matches and the appearance of a mysterious society called the League, as Trevor and friends try to get the gold bat back.
Wrykyn School would appear again in "
The White Feather" (1907), and as the setting of the first half of "Mike" (1909); it would be mentioned occasionally in later Wodehouse works.
* [http://wodehouse.ru/04.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with photos of book covers and list of characters.
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6879 Free eBook of "The Gold Bat"] at
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