THE WORLD OF WODEHOUSE
can one say about Wodehouse? He exhausts superlatives. I am not alone in
believing he has come closer than any writer of English to approaching
Shakespeare's complete mastery and transcendency of language.” (Stephen Fry)
PG Wodehouse has long had readers and writers reaching for superlatives. Why?
For one thing, the language has
the rhythm and impact of poetry – for at least four of the seven decades
Wodehouse wrote it is as if Homer had turned to farce. For another, he was, as
Evelyn Waugh said, a master of his craft.
Above all, it is simply very
PG Wodehouse’s world of Jeeves,
Wooster, Lord Emsworth, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred, Madeline Bassett, Mr.
Mulliner, hapless golfers, stout butlers, stouter pigs, stately homes, the
Drones Club, and transatlantic liners continues to be read and re-read. Little
wonder, then, fresh editions of his books, productions of his musicals and new biographies continue to appear.