P. G. Wodehouse | Critical Essay by Eberhard Späth

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of P. G. Wodehouse.
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Critical Essay by Eberhard Späth

SOURCE: “P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves: The Butler as Superman,” in Functions of Literature: Essays Presented to Erwin Wolff on His Sixtieth Birthday, edited by Ulrich Broich, Theo Stemmler, and Gerd Stratmann, Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1984, pp. 269-81.

In the following essay, Späth considers the character of Jeeves as a literary “superman,” and links him to the legendary archetype of detective novel hero.

There can hardly be any doubt that the most intriguing character created by P. G. Wodehouse is that of butler Jeeves, even though, as the clever servant who, episode after episode, proves superior to his master, he is anything but original. From the viewpoint of literary history he is indeed of as ancient a family as that hopelessly inefficient rich young man...

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