- Piccadilly Jim
infobox Book |
name = Piccadilly Jim
P. G. Wodehouse
language = English
Dodd, Mean and Co.
release_date = 1917
media_type = Print
"Piccadilly Jim" is a
novelby P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on February 24 1917by Dodd, Mean and Co., New York, and in the U.K. in May 1918 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The story had previously appeared in the U.S. in the " Saturday Evening Post" between June and November 1916.
The novel features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta (both previously encountered in "
The Little Nugget" (1913)). Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoilt and obnoxious. Charismatic Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming playboy, is called upon to assist in the kidnappingof Ogden, amongst much confusion involving imposters, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc. - all in the name of romance of course.
"Piccadilly Jim" has been adapted for the silver screen in 1920, 1936 and 2004 - the 1936 version stars Robert Montgomery as Crocker, while
Sam Rockwelltook the role in 2004, with a sceenplay adapted by Julian Fellowesand directed by John McKay.
* [http://wodehouse.ru/21.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with numerous book covers and a list of characters
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2005 Free eBook of "Piccadilly Jim"] at
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028102/ The 1936 movie adaptation] at the IMDB
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371878/ The 2004 movie adaptation] at the IMDB
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