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The P G Wodehouse Miscellany

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P.G. Wodehouse saw his first article published when still at school, and went on to become the leading humour writer of the twentieth century. He created characters famous across the English-speaking world, such as Rupert Psmith, Stanley Ukridge, Uncle Fred, the inhabitants of the Drones Club, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, and Lord Emsworth and his beloved Empress, all of whom remain as popular today as they were when they first appeared all those years ago.

But behind all the brilliant metaphors that make us laugh out loud, there is a surprising background of reality. Wodehouse didn’t create his stories from scratch; he used real settings and exaggerated the characteristics of people he knew.

With examples of Wodehouse’s unique imagery, the P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany follows the development and progress of his legendary characters, tells us where Wodehouse got his ideas from and demonstrates why his admirers included Bertrand Russell, Berthold Brecht, George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling and the Kaiser. This informative little miscellany will be a must for all fans of P.G. Wodehouse.
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    The books were very popular, since schoolboys found them different from the ‘moral and improving’ school stories that were still common. Wodehouse wrote them from a boy’s point of view, and such moral principles as he expressed were those boys approved of. You didn’t tell tales to get another boy into trouble; you might cheat in your daily schoolwork but never in an examination.
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    Since everybody knew General Bosquet’s description of the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, ‘C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre’, the news that the French government was reducing the strength of beer was promptly greeted with: ‘C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas lager.’
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    He realised early on that an overbearing father or mother cannot be a figure of fun; an overbearing aunt or uncle can, and this became a permanent factor, especially in the stories featuring Bertie Wooster

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