Leave It to Psmith

P. G. Wodehouse (Author)

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"P.G. Wodehouse is still the funniest writer ever to have put words on paper." —Hugh Laurie

Ronald Psmith (“the ‘p’ is silent, as in pshrimp”) is always willing to help a damsel in distress. So when he sees Eve Halliday without an umbrella during a downpour, he nobly offers her an umbrella, even though it’s one he picks out of the Drone Club’s umbrella rack. Psmith is so besotted with Eve that, when Lord Emsworth, her new boss, mistakes him for Ralston McTodd, a poet, Psmith pretends to be him so he can make his way to Blandings Castle and woo her. And so the farce begins: criminals disguised as poets with a plan to steal a priceless diamond necklace, a secretary who throws flower pots through windows, and a nighttime heist that ends in gunplay. How will everything be sorted out? Leave it to Psmith!

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • July 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34305-2
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 304 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.

Endorsements & Reviews

“How many times have I read [Leave It To Psmith]? 10? 15? 20? Surely not more than 20? The absurdly contrived plot was one of [Wodehouse’s] best (and he was a master of such things); in moments of gloom I think back to Psmith, masquerading as a sensitive poet, inspecting the line 'across the pale parabola of joy' and hoping he will not be asked to explain it.” — Helen DeWitt, author of The Last Samurai and Some Trick

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