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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 whoP.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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ISBN : 26022729
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Number of Pages : 193 Pages
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  • Mh430
    2018-11-05 23:51

    I read this one in the course of a lunch hour which I attribute both to its brevity and the fact that almost every page had some interesting fact or supposition about Wodehouse's work. The biographical information was superficial but still enjoyable (did you ever wonder exactly how many aunts and uncles Plum had? It's here :-) I particularly enjoyed reading about the real life inspirations for PGW's most famous characters. I knew about the Psmith/D'oyly Carte connection already but many of the other suggestions, especially in regards to Bertie Wooster, were all new to me. And there's a photograph of the pig that inspired the Empress of Blandings! Even the most casual fans of Wodehouse - if such a thing exists - will appreciate this book.