P. G. Wodehouse Writing Styles in The Most of P.G. Wodehouse

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Point of View

Wodehouse writes from several points of view, spanning much of the membership of the Drones Club but maintaining the same omniscience regardless of who the first-person is. In the first section, The Drones Club, Wodehouse takes on the perspective of an omniscient narrator both humorously sympathetic with the foibles of the characters and intimately aware of the dynamics between members and history of the club, being a member himself. For "Mr. Mulliner", he opens each story from his original third person omniscient and then assumes the voice of Mr. Mulliner with the parenthetical aside, "said Mr. Mulliner" inserted at the beginning of every one of his launches into story. The voice of Mr. Mulliner is always one of admiration of the member of his family or circle of friends whose story he is telling, and so blends easily with the style of humorous commiseration in which...

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