The Lunatic at Large (First published 1899) By J. Storer Clouston Francis Beveridge, may or may not be insane, but in either case he is bundled off to a countryside asylum named Clankwood but engineers an escape. He jaunts around London with Baron Rudolph von Blitzenberg, whom Bunker (who calls him Bonker." There are carriage chases, bizarre ballroom antics, anarchy and top hats. Beveridge provides the German Baron with useful knowledge, for example revealing the best way to fake a rabies attack, and how to crash London's most exclusive clubs, This is a much-loved Victorian comic masterpiece, which ushered in the age of Wodehouse and Waugh.
Used availability for J Storer Clouston's The Lunatic At Large / Count Bunker
August 2001 : USA Paperback