Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge has hit upon a foolproof plan to get rich quick: he's starting a chicken farm. Dragging his adoring wife Millie and his long-suffering friend and novelist Jeremy Garnet with him to Dorset, he begins his enterprise. Complications ensue, involving the taciturn Hired Man and his bumptious dog, supercilious chickens, irascible professors, angry creditors, and divided lovers.
"Do Not Drive or Operate Heavy Machinery!"
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse fu un umorista inglese dalla prolifica produzione di racconti e romanzi. Il suo tratto delicato e leggero è inconfondibile, oltre che l’ambientazione dei suoi romanzi, che si svolgono spesso nella pacifica campagna inglese, in un mondo quasi irreale.
Written when he was 25, Love Among the Chickens launched P.G. Wodehouse's career as a novelist and introduced the world to Ukridge, one of his most extraordinary inventions. Robert McCrum's introduction shows how this fascinating early book holds within it so many of the themes which Wodehouse was to make his own. This edition uses Wodehouse's 1920 revised edition of the 1906 original.