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Book review: A damsel in distress

Name of the book: A damsel in distress
Author: P.G.WODEHOUSE
No. of pages: 258
Time taken to read the book: 6 hrs.
Summary of the book:
“A damsel in distress” is as usual one of the most comic loved thrillers
of P.G Wodehouse. In this Wodehouse has again unraveled his usual
style of mistaken identity and the perfect Wodehouse styled comedy of
errors. In this George Bevan who is a nice composer of song for the
stage shows and dramas meets a young woman who suddenly enters into
his cab in traffic block and tells him to hide her while another young
man slightly older than the woman comes in searching for her when
George rises to the occasion and helps the woman escape, George
couldn’t forget her and traces her through her so called brother who
was the young man trying to find the woman in the first place and
reaches the Belpher Castle. Here George is misidentified as the
american man who loves Lady Maud which was the woman in the cab. While
this is going on the condition in the Belpher castle isn’t too good
for Maud due to her brother Percy and her aunt Lady Carlyon Bying who
wants Maud to marry her stepson Reggie Bying and who is actually in
love with the secretary of the Lord Marshmoreton who is Maud’s and
Percy’s father and who loves gardening roses.The complete comical
errors and turns of the story leads to Lady Maud reconsidering her
heart to the american man who has changed to the nice pleasant and the
lovable George who thought she was in love with him. A completely
comical story of love and friendship it is one of the most comic
novels I have read.
Book review by: Arvind P.G., Class IX A
Submitted on: 29.11.10

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