Mike: From the Wodehouse Collection, a Selection from the Early Works of P. G. Wodehouse – P.G. Wodehouse’s Humorous Tale: Exploring the Adventures of Mike from his Early Collection

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Step into the delightful world of P. G. Wodehouse with “Mike: From the Wodehouse Collection,” a captivating selection from the early works of the master humorist. This collection takes you on a whimsical journey through the adventures of Mike, bringing to life the wit and charm that define Wodehouse’s timeless storytelling.

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Mike: From the Wodehouse Collection, a Selection from the Early Works of P. G. Wodehouse by P. G. Wodehouse: Mike is a delightful selection from the early works of P. G. Wodehouse, showcasing his signature wit, humor, and masterful storytelling. The novel follows the misadventures of Mike Jackson, a talented cricket player whose fate takes an unexpected turn when he is sent to a prestigious English boarding school. With vivid characters, hilarious situations, and Wodehouse’s distinctive narrative style, Mike is a captivating tale that will leave readers entertained and chuckling with delight.

Key Aspects of the Book Mike:
Humorous Plot and Characters: Mike captures Wodehouse’s knack for creating eccentric characters and weaving them into comedic scenarios. 
Cricket as a Central Theme: Cricket, a beloved sport in England, plays a prominent role in the novel. Wodehouse skillfully integrates the world of cricket into the narrative, using it as a backdrop for humor, camaraderie, and competitive spirit. 
Coming-of-Age and Friendship: As Mike navigates the challenges of school life, the novel explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and personal growth.

G. Wodehouse, born Pelham Grenville Wodehouse on October 15, 1881, in Guildford, England, was a prolific and beloved writer of humorous fiction. Known for his charming and light-hearted storytelling, Wodehouse created a vast body of work that continues to captivate readers around the world. His unique blend of wit, memorable characters, and comedic situations earned him a dedicated following. Mike is a delightful example of Wodehouse’s early works, showcasing his talent for crafting humorous narratives and endearing characters. Wodehouse’s contribution to literature has left an indelible mark, and his works remain timeless treasures of entertainment and laught

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Mike by P G Wodehouse

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When Mike arrives at Wrykyn himself, his cricketing talent and love of adventure bring him success and trouble in equal measure.

Mike is a school story by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 15 September 1909 by Adam & Charles Black, London. The first half of the story, found in Mike at Wrykyn, introduces Michael “Mike” Jackson. 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.The second part, also known as Enter Psmith or Mike and Psmith, takes place two years later. Mike, due to poor academic reports, is withdrawn from Wrykyn by his father and sent to a smaller school called Sedleigh. On arrival at Sedleigh, he meets the eccentric Rupert Psmith, another new arrival who has arrived from Eton. The two become friends and decide not to play cricket, instead participating in other school activities.Mike is leaving his private school to go to Wrykyn. His sisters hope that he will get into the school team his first year, although his brother Bob and Saunders, the pro, are sceptical. On the train down to Wrykyn, Mike is joined by a stranger; seeing the boy get off the train without his bag, Mike throws it out onto the platform, but the boy returns at the next stop. It turns out that the stranger is Firby-Smith, head of Wain’s house, which Mike is to join.Mike meets and befriends Wyatt, Wain’s stepson. Wyatt asks Burgess, the cricket captain, to allow Mike to try out; Mike performs well and gets on the third team.Mike is later allowed to play for the first after Wyatt is involved in a fight between some of the students and a gang from Wrykyn town, which ends up with a policeman being thrown into a pond. The policeman exaggerates the incident to the headmaster, claiming several hundred boys had thrown him into the water, and the headmaster punishes the school by cancelling a forthcoming holiday.In retaliation, Wyatt organises a mass walk-out, taking most of the school with him to a nearby town. As punishment for this, the younger boys are caned, and the older boys are all given “extra” during a cricket match against the M.C.C.. As there are now several openings in the team, Wyatt persuades Burgess to let Mike play.


Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Most of Wodehouse’s fiction is set in England, although he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. He wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies during and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, that played an important part in the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood.He used a mixture of Edwardian slang, quotations from and allusions to numerous poets, and several literary techniques to produce a prose style that has been compared to comic poetry and musical comedy. Some critics of Wodehouse have considered his work flippant, but among his fans are former British prime ministers and many of his fellow writers.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Prabhat Prakashan (18 September 2018)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 1884 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Print length ‏ : ‎ 330 pages

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