Originally posted on Plumtopia:
Cover of the Bietti edition of Leave it to Psmith (1936) courtesy of Wikipedia. I’d like to take a short break from my series exploring Wodehouse on Women to share a remarkable piece entitled 111 Male Characters Of British Literature, In Order Of Bangability by Carrie Frye, in which Ms Frye lists 111 fictional characters she finds sexually desirable enough to take to her bed. Almost as astonishing as her stamina, is the fact that she includes not one, but three Wodehouse characters in her list of male sex objects. These are, in order of appearance:… Continue reading Who is your Wodehouse dream date?
I asked my eight year old daughter to share her favourite Wodehouse romance and, after much umming and ahhhhing, she chose ‘The Truth About George’. In this short story (from Meet Mr. Mulliner) Mr Mulliner recounts the ordeal of his nephew George Mulliner, who must overcome his stammer in order to declare his love for Susan Blake. Many Wodehouse couples are brought together through a common interest — it might be golf, Tennyson’s poems, or a shared love of mystery novels, for ‘there is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature’ (‘Strychnine in the Soup’). … Continue reading The Truth About George
Rupert (or Ronald) Psmith was one of Wodehouse’s earliest heroes. He made his memorable first appearance in 1908 in a school story serialised in The Captain as ‘The Lost Lambs’, better known to many readers under the 1953 title Mike and … Continue reading Great Wodehouse Romances: When Plum created Eve
Originally posted on ashokbhatia:
I wonder if I should endeavor to find a true and worthy soul mate, Who would join me in facing the harsh slings and arrows of fate. Let me be spared of someone like Madeline who gazes moodily at stars in the sky, While I yearn for smoked salmon, cheese and wine, or some bacon and egg fry. Honoria Glossop would be prone to slapping the backs of guests with all her might, Nudging me to perform goofy deeds without any consideration of my own plight. Roberta Wickham would sashay up to the… Continue reading Bertie Wooster Needs Your Opinion