The Gold Bat

The Gold Bat

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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
release_date = 13 September 1904
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media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback)
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"The Gold Bat" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 13 September 1904 by Adam & Charles Black, London. Set at the fictional public school of Wrykyn, the novel tells of how two boys, O'Hara and Moriarty, tar and feather a statue of the local M.P. as a prank. They get away with it, but O'Hara had borrowed a tiny gold cricket bat belonging to Trevor, the captain of the cricket team, 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.

External links

* [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 Project Gutenberg


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