Thursday, 26 April 2012

W is for Wodehouse

I like Wodehouse characters, plots and everything. I like his turn of phrase. Jeeves, Wooster, Lady Constance and Lord Emsworth are few of my favourite Wodehouse characters. Sometimes we meet Wodehousian characters in real life too. I was reading Wodehouse's Summer Lightning sometime back and couldn't help laughing at the introduction."A certain critic—for such men, I regret to say, do exist—made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained 'all the old Wodehouse characters under different names'. ... he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have outgeneralled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy."

Who is your favourite Wodehouse character?

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I really can't decide who I enjoy more Jeeves or Wooster. His humor carries over so many decades doesn't it?