A Damsel in Distress (novel)
- A Damsel in Distress (novel)
Infobox Book |
name = A Damsel in Distress
author = P. G. Wodehouse
country = United States
language = English
publisher = George H. Doran
release_date = 1919
media_type = Print
"A Damsel in Distress" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 4 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, on October 17 1919. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, between May and June that year.
Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha...
The story was made into a silent, black-and-white movie in 1919. In 1928 a dramatisation by Ian Hay was staged, with Hay, Wodehouse and A. A. Milne investing in the production, about which Wodehouse said "I don't think we shall lose our money, as Ian has done an awfully good job." [Page 114 in [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9L2kjKQ8CvYC&pg=RA3-PA1116&lpg=RA3-PA1116&dq=%22A+Damsel+In+Distress%22+Milne&source=web&ots=mcJQgKojgc&sig=QuZS0UJZJtqor9nPDBFzAAKbL5k&hl=en#PRA3-PA1114,M1 P.G. Wodehouse: A Portrait of a Master] by David A. Jasen (2002). ISBN 0825672759.] .
Wodehouse adapted the novel for the R.K.O. musical in 1937 - see here.
* [http://wodehouse.ru/25.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with numerous book covers and a list of characters
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2233 Free eBook of "A Damsel in Distress"] at Project Gutenberg
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010042 The 1919 movie] at the IMDB
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028757 The 1937 musical] at the IMDB
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