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The Mating Season
New York: Simon and Schuster , 1955 287 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") issued in red cloth with silver lettering to spine and facsimile signature to front cover. (APG:78b) First Amercian edition.The Mating Season is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 9 September 1949 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on November 29, 1949 by Didier & Co., New York. It stars Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves. It is the second installment of the Totleigh Towers saga, chronicling Bertie's continuing difficulties with Madeline Bassett. Bertie Wooster and Gussie Fink-Nottle swap their identities, while Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright pretends to be the faux-Gussie's valet Meadowes and Jeeves pretends to be the faux-Bertie's valet, before complications ensue. Together, they find themselves at the Aunt-ridden Deverill Hall, Hampshire, seat of the imposing Dame Daphne Winkworth, where Gussie's on-off engagement to Madeline Bassett is once again in danger, leaving Bertie at risk of becoming reattached to her. Bertie must also defend his friend Catsmeat's girl Gertrude Winkworth, daughter of Dame Daphne, from the attentions of the attractive Esmond Haddock, while avoiding fulfilling his Aunt Agatha's wish that he marry her himself...All of Jeeves' considerable powers are required to bring things to a satisfactory conclusion. The story was adapted during the 1990-1993 British TV series Jeeves and Wooster (episode #15 "Right Ho! Jeeves", fourth of season three, aired 19 April 1992 in the UK).Condition: Previous owner's stamp on front end paper, light rubbing to spine heal, light Shelf wear. Dust jacket professionally restored else better than very good in a near fine dust wrapper.
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