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First published in UK: January 17 1933 by Herbert Jenkins, London|
First published in US: February 15 1933 by Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York
- Vechera s misterom Mullinerom by I.Gurova: 2000, 2002, 2002,
2007, 2007, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2011,
The last of three collections of P.G. Wodehouse stories in which Mr Mulliner, of the Angler's
Rest, tells the tallest of tales - always, by chance, having the appropriate anecdote for any
number of subjects.
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Nine short stories, two of them about the bishop's cat, Webster, whose
whole outlook and life has been changed by alcohol and who rescues the
bishop from marrying an unsuitable widow. Augustine Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo
helps another bishop, dressed as Sinbad the Sailor, to hit a policeman,
raiding a nightclub, in the eye. Well, the bishop had, when younger, two
years in succession won the Curates' Open Heavyweight Championship. Yet
another bishop, once a headmaster, cures hitherto timid young Sacheverell
Mulliner of offensive self-confidence produced by a correspondence course.
But the other five stories are of the laity. There is evidence that
Wodehouse had difficulties with The Knightly Quest of Mervyn, but that's
the only one here that possibly scores less than an alpha.
Source: Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce. A P G Wodehouse Companion.