The Prince and Betty

P. G. WODEHOUSE (1881 - 1975)

The Prince and Betty is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was originally published in Ainslee's Magazine in the United States in January 1912, and, in a slightly different form, as a serial in Strand Magazine in the United Kingdom between February and April 1912, before being published in book form, in the UK only, by Mills & Boon, London, on 1 May that year. A substantially different version, which incorporated the plot of Psmith, Journalist, was published in the US by W. J. Watt, New York on 14 February 1912, and is the only version now widely available. (This is the version presented here.) The story tells of how unscrupulous millionaire Benjamin Scobell decides to build a casino on the small Mediterranean island of Mervo, dragging in the unwitting heir to the throne to help. Little does he know that his stepdaughter Betty has history with the young man John Maude, and his schemes lead to a rift between the newly-reunited pair. (Introduction from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Humorous Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01, The Cable from Mervo Don W. Jenkins
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Play 02 Chapter 02, Mervo and Its Owner Don W. Jenkins
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Play 03 Chapter 03, John Don W. Jenkins
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Play 04 Chapter 04, Vive le Roi Don W. Jenkins
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Play 05 Chapter 05, Mr. Scobell Has Another Idea Don W. Jenkins
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Play 06 Chapter 06, Young Adam Cupid Don W. Jenkins
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Play 07 Chapter 07, Mr. Scobell Is Frank Don W. Jenkins
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Play 08 Chapter 08, An Ultimatum from the Throne Don W. Jenkins
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Play 09 Chapter 09, Mervo Changes Its Constitution Don W. Jenkins
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Play 10 Chapter 10, Mrs. Oakley Don W. Jenkins
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Play 11 Chapter 11, A Letter of Introduction Don W. Jenkins
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Play 12 Chapter 12, "Peaceful Moments" Don W. Jenkins
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Play 13 Chapter 13, Betty Makes a Friend Don W. Jenkins
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Play 14 Chapter 14, A Change of Policy Don W. Jenkins
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Play 15 Chapter 15, The Honeyed Word Don W. Jenkins
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Play 16 Chapter 16, Two Visitors to the Office Don W. Jenkins
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Play 17 Chapter 17, The Man at the Astor Don W. Jenkins
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Play 18 Chapter 18, The Highfield Don W. Jenkins
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Play 19 Chapter 19, The First Battle Don W. Jenkins
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Play 20 Chapter 20, Betty at Large Don W. Jenkins
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Play 21 Chapter 21, Changes in the Staff Don W. Jenkins
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Play 22 Chapter 22, A Gathering of Cat Specialists Don W. Jenkins
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Play 23 Chapter 23, The Retirement of Smith Don W. Jenkins
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Play 24 Chapter 24, The Campaign Quickens Don W. Jenkins
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Play 25 Chapter 25, Cornered Don W. Jenkins
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Play 26 Chapter 26, Journey's End Don W. Jenkins
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Play 27 Chapter 27, A Lemon Don W. Jenkins
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Play 28 Chapter 28, The Final Attempt Don W. Jenkins
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Play 29 Chapter 29, A Representative Gathering Don W. Jenkins
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Play 30 Chapter 30, Conclusion Don W. Jenkins
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