The Mating Season (novel)


The Mating Season (novel)

"The Mating Season" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the UK on September 9 1949 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the U.S. on November 29 1949 by Didier & Co., New York. It stars Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves.

Plot

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 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)imdb title|0614717| "Jeeves and Wooster" #15 | (Season 3, Episode 4) .

The story contains a synopsis of "Mervyn Keene, Clubman" which is the most complete example of the works of Rosie M. Banks ever given in the works of Wodehouse. Its recitation by Madeline Basset leaves hearer Bertie Wooster in a state of dazed horror.

References

; Sources consulted

* cite web
author = Kuzmenko, Michel (The Russian Wodehouse Society)
date = 2005-11-11 update
title = "Wodehouse books: The Mating Season"
work = Bibliography
url = http://wodehouse.ru/68.htm
archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20060219140010/http://wodehouse.ru/68.htm
archivedate= 2006-02-19

* cite web
author = Reggie
date = 2007-06-08 update
title = "Wodehouse novels: The Mating Season"
work = Blandings, a Companion to the Works of P. G. Wodehouse
url = http://www.blandings.org.uk/book/Mating_Season.htm
archiveurl = http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-07-24&url=http://www.blandings.org.uk/book/Mating_Season.htm
archivedate= 2007-07-24

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