Even if his (P G Wodehouse) income touches £350,000 a year (£11 to £40 million in today's terms) he has only the outward semblance of a millionaire. He is a lucky outsider who has fluked into a fortune -- usually a very temporary fortune -- like the winner of the Calcutta Derby Sweep. Consequently, Wodehouse's indiscretion gave a good propaganda opening. It was a chance to "expose" a wealthy parasite without drawing attention to any of the parasites who really mattered.
George Orwell in his defense of P G Wodehouse