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Mike at Wrykyn by P. G. Wodehouse

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Published by Penguin Books, Penguin Books USA in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Cricket -- Fiction.,
  • Brothers -- Fiction.,
  • Boarding schools -- Fiction.,
  • Schools -- Fiction.,
  • Humorous stories.,
  • England -- Fiction.

Book details:

About the Edition

Even though he is a genius cricket player, Mike Jackson"s life at boarding school is not always easy, especially when his older brother becomes his chief rival for a place on the school team.

Edition Notes

Previously published: London : Herbert Jenkins, 1953.

StatementP.G. Wodehouse.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W817 Mi 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL413342M
ISBN 100140124543
LC Control Number98115815

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Mike at Wrykyn (Hardback) - Common [By (author) P. G. Wodehouse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mike at Wrykyn (Hardback) - Common/5(12). Mike must make a decision between his ambition and his brother's fading cricket career at book reads faster than a sitcom, and paints a picture of a clubby little school where details are forgotten and tea and biscuits mysteriously appear by way of nameless is anglophillic escapism at its charming best/5(4). First published as "Mike" , this book was split by Herbert Jenkins, Wodehouse's publishers, into "Mike at Wrykyn" and "Mike and Psmith" in , with some modernization of the language. Mike is the youngest of five brothers and shows signs of being the best cricket batsman of . Get this from a library! Mike at Wrykyn. [P G Wodehouse] -- Even though he is a genius cricket player, Mike Jackson's life at boarding school is not always easy, especially when his older brother becomes his chief rival for a place on the school team.

Mike at Wrykyn by P. G. Wodehouse, , download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook.   `Mike at Wrykyn' is the most satisfying of all P G Wodehouse's school stories, this is in part due to some of the action being away from the boarding school setting at Mike Jackson's home during the holidays. This gives him and the story sisters, brothers and parents making the central schoolboy appear flesh and blood rather than an Edwardian /5(9).   Mike at Wrykyn by P. G. Wodehouse, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Mike at Wrykyn is an odd book alright, especially when examined years after its first publication, but I suppose it’s par for the course along with other stories of public school life that were appearing at the time, such as the Billy Bunter series.

Mike is the youngest son of a renowned cricketing family. Mike's eldest brother Joe is a successful first-class player, while another brother, Bob, is on the verge of his school team. When Mike arrives at Wrykyn himself, his cricketing talent and love of adventure bring him success and trouble in equal measure. In his first appearance ("Jackson Junior", later retitled Mike at Wrykyn) Mike is the sole focus of the at Wrykyn starts with Mike heading off to prestigious Wrykyn school, where all his brothers had attended and one, Bob, is still an important figure, and a fixture in the school cricket goes through many adventures, interspersed with cricket, during his first year at the. Editions for Mike at Wrykyn: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Hardcover published in ) Author: P. G. Wodehouse. Wrykyn, one of Wodehouse’s fictional schools, has appeared in other stories, so it was a somewhat familiar setting for Mike at Wrykyn. Unlike many of Wodehouse’s other school stories, this one has a fairly linear plot, and while cricket is an important aspect of the story, it isn’t the story. Mike is the youngest son (although not the youngest child) of a large and rollicking family.