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- DescriptionClarence Chugwater is t a Boy Scout for thing. It is summer 1909 and everyone is too interested in country cricket to tice that England have been invaded by the Germans. And the Russians. And the Chinese. Not to mention a boisterous band of Young Turks, a mad Mullah and a brace of North African pirates. The government has recently abolished the army so there is thing to be done about it anyway, except give a masterly display of polite indifference. But this would be to reckon without patriotic Clarence, Boy of Destiny, who alone is prepared to stand up to the foe, and who devises an urthodox plan to restore his country to freedom . . . Written as a satire on the popular Invasion literature of the period, The Swoop! is an amusing jeu d esprit in which the young Wodehouse gives full rein to his sense of the absurd. The Everyman edition reprints the 33 black and white drawings by C. Harrison that accompanied the original text, and also includes The Military Invasion of America, in which Clarence s story is humorously transplanted across the Atlantic.
- Author BiographyP.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.
- Author(s)P G Wodehouse
- PublisherOverlook Press
- Date of Publication10/04/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleCollector's Wodehouse
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOverlook Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, frontispiece
- Weight227 g
- Width130 mm
- Height185 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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