"The Mating Season" 1949 WODEHOUSE, P.G.


[287] pp.



First Edition

8 1/4" x 5 7/8"

Jacket design and illustrations by Hal McIntosh

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.

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