|Love Among the Chickens (1906) [Novel]|
by P.G. Wodehouse
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Stanley Featherstoneshaugh Ukridge intends to get rich quick by operating a chicken farm in Dorset and selling the eggs. He takes with him his adoring wife Millie and his long-suffering friend, novelist Jeremy Garnet, whom he has persuaded to be chief of staff. En route, Jerry falls in love with Phyllis, a girl on the train who is reading one of his novels (wouldn't you?) beginning a string of complications...
A "completely rewritten" version was published in 1921, but reportedly, chiefly reflects the inflation in egg prices. This was Wodehouse's first novel for adults, and introduced Ukridge, although his later adventures seem to take place chronologically earlier than this, the only novel-length Ukridge exploit.
Original title: Love Among the Chickens
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor