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and found it oddly free of aggressive (hetero)sexuality. There were opportunities to make (appropriately veiled and funny) sexual comments on women, to help characterize the man as especially foolish or entertain or whyever authors would do that, and they were just not taken.
In fact a lot of plots are about trying to get out of getting married. When Bertie Wooster suddenly feels lonely, his first thought is to adopt a child or move in with his sister and her children. I like that a lot; I appreciate not having to read yet another "funny" plot about a man suddenly wanting a wife.

I was almost thinking that the problem is that nowadays authors seem to pride themselves on being overtly sexual (and always heterosexual) at every opportunity and that's not necessarily a good thing, but then I remembered how many old books I've had to read that were 100% about people's gross engagement, marriage, and adultery issues.

Anyway this book has been not too awful in that one aspect. Should not be that special yet here we are.

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