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ISBN:0140080805
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
ISBN13: 978-0140080803
Title: The Gold Bat and Other School Stories
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Language: English
Category: Humor
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 7, 1987)
Pages: 464

The Gold Bat and Other School Stories by P.G. Wodehouse



The gold bat is one of his early works and maybe that's why it deals with teen school life so brilliantly. Wodehouse shows us whats wrong with modern literature and culture- too much sex, drama, tension and pessimism. For the first time in a long time i read a book and laughed heartily at the subtle, sarcastic and light-hearted humour. Wodehouse, and they judge it by comparing with latter books of that author. I have read it because I'm interested in Victorian/Edwardian British boarding school fiction, and I'm judging it in the context of that genre. This novel, originally serialized in a magazine for boys, is set in a school called Wrykyn.

The gold bat. by P. G. Wodehouse. ToTHAT PRINCE OF SLACKERS,HERBERT WESTBROOK. XII News of the gold bat. XIII Victim number three. XIV The white figure. If people agreed with them, well andgood: it afforded strong presumptive evidence of their sanity. If theydisagreed, it was unfortunate, but he was not going to alter hisopinions for that, unless convinced at great length that they wereunsound.

The Gold Bat (1904) includes 24 stories The Head of Kay's (1905) includes 24 stories The White Feather ((1907) includes 24 stories. A note from PG Wodehouse prefacing The White Feather is as follows: "The time of this story is a year and a term later than that of 'The Gold Ba. The history of Wrykyn in between these two books is dealt with in a number of short stories, some of them brainy in the extreme, which have appeared in various magazines.

He never gave colours, for instance, off his own bat. Itseemed to him that it might be as well to learn what views Milton andAllardyce had on the subject of Barry, and, after the Town team hadgone back across the river, defeated by a goal and a try to nil, hechanged and went over to Seymour's to interview Milton. Milton was in an arm-chair, watching Renford brew tea. His was one ofthe few studies in the school in which there was an arm-chair. With themajority of his contemporaries, it would only run to the portable kindthat fold up. "Come and have some tea, Trevor," said Milton.

However, if you're like me, and you find your attention wandering slightly when, in other titles, Wodehouse's characters begin to talk extensively of golf or baseball - this book is not for you. There is so. much. rugby? Football? Something with teams? Then, being set in a boys school, I found it very hard to get a sense of the place or the characters. I feel like a bad Wodehouse fan, but there it is. But it's free on Kindle, and it's hard to turn down a free Wodehouse. Fun stories about boys at boarding school. 0 5 Author: . The Field Sports Committee at Wrykyn - -that is, at the school which stood some half-mile outside that town and took its name from it - -were not lavish in their expenditure as regarded the changing accommodation in the pavilion. Letters appeared in every second number of the Wrykinian, some short, others long, some from members of the school, others from Old Boys, all protesting against the condition of the first, second, and third fifteen dressing-rooms  . The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories. Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best. A Gentleman of Leisure.

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From the book:All of which, being interpreted, meant that the first match of the Easter term had just come to an end, and that those of the team who, being day boys, changed over at the pavilion, instead of performing the operation at leisure and in comfort, as did the members of houses, were discussing the vital question - -who was to have. first bath? The Field Sports Committee at Wrykyn - -that is, at the school which stood some half-mile outside that town and took its name from it - -were not lavish in their expenditure as regarded the changing accommodation in the pavilion.

II The gold bat. III The mayor's statue. IV The league's warning. The Field Sports Committee at Wrykyn that is, at the school which stood some half mile outside that town and took its name from it were not lavish in their expenditure as regarded the changing accommodation in the pavilion. Letters appeared in every second number of the Wrykinian, some short, others long, some from members of the school, others from Old Boys, all protesting against the condition of the first, second, and third fifteen dressing rooms

The Gold Bat. Trevor did not take long to resume a garb of civilisation. He never wasted much time over anything. He was gifted with a boundless energy, which might possibly have made him unpopular had he not justified it by results. The football of the school had never been in such a flourishing condition as it had attained to on his succeeding to the captaincy. It was not only that the first fifteen was good. The excellence of a first fifteen does not always depend on the captain.

Three stories set in turn of the century British public schools deal with revenge, fagging, dormitory life, and cricket
Reviews: 7
Ka
Generally, even though Wodehouse is writing in the early part of the 20th century so his plots are dated and were of course meant to be pure fluff, this just drags. He has a few clever turns of phrase but this is not worth the money. Choose something else from this author since he is lighthearted and has great, clever, fun descriptive turn of phrase. But not here.
Xcorn
Early Wodehouse but show how effective he was in creating characters who have charmand grace. Does not have the humour of his later Jeeves.Mr Mulliner or the Oldest Member.
mr.Mine
I find that if it isn't golf or Jeeves, I can't read Wodehouse. Give it a miss.
Brakora
I should have known, with a title like 'The Gold Bat', that this would have some kind of sport in it. First, I have to begin this review by stating I did not finish this book. Therefore, it's entirely likely that I missed some hidden gems later in the tale. That I was unable to make it a quarter of the way through is also very telling. I love Wodehouse - his Jeeves series and his stand-alones. Settling in with a cup of tea and preparing to be amused by his entertaining characters getting themselves - and out of - fixes is one of my favorite things.

I gave the book two stars because Wodehouse' marvelous voice comes across clearly. However, if you're like me, and you find your attention wandering slightly when, in other titles, Wodehouse's characters begin to talk extensively of golf or baseball - this book is not for you. There is so. much. talk. of....rugby? Football? Something with teams? Then, being set in a boys school, I found it very hard to get a sense of the place or the characters.

I feel like a bad Wodehouse fan, but there it is. But it's free on Kindle, and it's hard to turn down a free Wodehouse.
Zyniam
P.G. Wodehouse is a family favorite especially for "read-alouds". We think reading it aloud adds to the overall enjoyment for everyone.
Brightfury
You really need to have some understanding of rugby for this to make sense
Eigonn
Love PG Wodehouse. Fun stories about boys at boarding school. Very entertaining. I love P.G. Wodehouse's sarcasm. I hope you enjoy the book too.
A classic Wodehouse shool story,, in the vein that launched hi career..