Although he wrote from 1916 until his death in 1975, all of P.G. Wodehouse’s fiction is set in the early post-Edwardian period between the two great wars. Best known for his Jeeves and Wooster books and his stories of Psmith which mostly concern themselves with the monied gentry, his Blandings castle books, which deal with the well-to-do and those bearing titles, and his stories of the mostly working-class Mulliners, Wodehouse eschewed including real politics in his stories, and tended to favor spoofing the social mores of the time and highlighting the buffoonery of those who had been given undue standing. What little politics there is in the stories is broadly satirical in nature. For example; a recurring character, Roderick Spode, is a would-be tyrant who leads a pseudo-fascist clique which he calls the black shorts, because the uniform company he used had run out of other colors of pant.
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