A grammatical error, or P.G. Wodehouse on American politics
"If Mr. Wilberfloss had been a politician, he would have been one of those dealers in glittering generalities who used to be fashionable in American politics."
— P.G. Wodehouse, Psmith, Journalist (1915)
|First edition, A&C Black, 1915|
And the following, from the novel's preface, ought to tantalize fans of crime fiction that crosses borders:
"There are several million inhabitants of New York. Not all of them eke out a precarious livelihood by murdering one another, but there is a definite section of the population which murders—not casually, on the spur of the moment, but on definitely commercial lines at so many dollars per murder. The `gangs' of New York exist in fact. I have not invented them. Most of the incidents in this story are based on actual happenings."© Peter Rozovsky 2013