- The Prince and Betty
infobox Book |
name = The Prince and Betty
P. G. Wodehouse
language = English
Mills & Boon, London
May 1 1912
media_type = Print (Hardback &
isbn = NA
"The Prince and Betty" is a
novelby P. G. Wodehouse. Originally released as a serial in early 1912, it appeared in the famous " Strand Magazine" in the United Kingdomand in " Ainslee's" in the United States; it was published in book form, in the UK only, by Mills & Boon, London, on May 1the same year.
The story tells of how unscrupulous millionaire Benjamin Scobell decides to build a
casinoon the small Mediterranean island of Mervo, dragging in the unwitting heir to the throne to help. Little does he know that his stepdaughter Betty has history with the young man John Maude, and his schemes lead to a rift between the newly-reunited pair.
Characters in "The Prince and Betty"
* Benjamin Scobell, a wealthy and unscrupulous financier
** Betty Silver, Scobell's attractive stepdaughter
* John Maude, unwitting heir to a princedom, long admired by Betty
The book published in the U.S. under the title "The Prince and Betty" (also in 1912) combines some elements of the original story, transferred to a
New Yorksetting, along with content taken from Wodehouse's " Psmith, Journalist" (1915), substantially rewritten to merge in the romance of John Maude (who becomes an American in this version) and Betty. For more details on this version, see here.
* [http://wodehouse.ru/16.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with photos of book covers and a list of characters
*imdb title | id=0010587 | title=The Prince and Betty (1919)
*" [http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/AbbrView.aspx?s=1&Movie=17572 The Prince and Betty (1919)] " at the AFI silent movie catalog
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6955 Mislabeled American edition] at
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