Nitwitticisms

FULL MOON (276 pp.)­ P.C. Wodehouse­ Doubleday ($2)

Wodehouse's second novel since the war has all the nicely timed plotting and mock style of its many predecessors; its world, as usual, is a world all its own. Blandings Castle is the scene; present are Lord Emsworth, who resembles a heap of old clothes in the moonlight, his prize pig, his battle-ax of a sister and various featherbrained members of a younger generation intent on strategies of love. Full Moon lacks the fresh epithets and fruity exuberance of Wodehouse's most inventive stories, but its nitwitticisms will satisfy...

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