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The Code of the Woosters
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First published in UK: October 7 1938 by Herbert Jenkins, London
First published in US: October 7 1938 by Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York

Russian translations

Bertie Wooster is in the proverbial soup again. On this occasion, the problem concerns a certain cow-creamer, that should have belonged to Uncle Tom, but, with the use of trickery, was purchased by Sir Watkyn Bassett. Aunt Dahlia insists that Bertie steal it back, but Sir Watkyn and his companion Rodrick Spode are on to him. To make matters worse, Stephanie Byng also has an ingenious plot to endear her fiance to her uncle (none other than Sir Watkyn) that entails Bertie stealing the cow-creamer. And she's willing to use blackmail. Damned if he does the deed and damned if he doesn't (or rather beaten to a pulp by Spode) Bertie needs Jeeves's assistance more desperately than ever.

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Characters

Bertie Wooster Once won a Choir Boys handicap in cycling, went to Magdalen with Stinker and is a friend of Freddie Threepwood's
Jeeves Wants Bertie to go on a round-the-world cruise
(Gussie) Augustus Fink-Nottle Newt fancier engaged to Madeline who is normally shy but Jeeves gives him confidence
Madeline Bassett Slim, golden-haired daughter of Sir Watkyn engaged to Gussie
Sir Watkyn Bassett, C.B.E. Retired Bosher St. magistrate under whom Bertie was fined on Boat Race Night. Tom Travers' rival at collecting antique silver. Engaged to Spode's aunt, Mrs. Wintergreen.
Dahlia Travers Bertie's aunt who owns Milady's Boudoir and wants the silver Cow Creamer for Tom's collection
Seppings Aunt Dahlia's butler
Anatole Aunt Dahlia's superb French chef
Tom Travers Aunt Dahlia's husband who collects antique silver
Roderick Spode Tall, powerful and dominating founder of a Fascist organization who loves Madeline. Also designs and sells fancy ladies underclothes under the name of Eulalie Soeurs.
(Stiffy) Stephanie Byng Madeline's small cousin in love with Stinker
Mrs. Wintergreen Spode's aunt and widow of Col. H.H. Wintergreen
The Rev. Aubrey Upjohn Headmaster at Bertie's first school
Eustace Oates Policeman of Totleigh-in-the Wold
Bartholomew Stiffy's Aberdeen Terrier
(Stinker) The Rev. Harold P. Pinker Large, friendly bungler who is the curate in Totleigh-in-the-Wold. Loves Stiffy and went to Magdalen with Bertie.
Mrs. Spencer Gregson Bertie's Aunt Agatha
Butterfield Sir Watkyn's butler
Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps (*)
Spenser Gregson (*)
Pomona Grindle (*)
Bingo Little (*)
Murgatroyd (*)
Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright (*)
Freddie Widgeon (*)

Synopsis
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