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Jill the Reckless

Jill the Reckless by P. G. Wodehouse
By: (1881-1975)

Jill had money, Jill was engaged to be married to Sir Derek Underhill. Suddenly Jill becomes penniless, and she is no longer engaged. With a smile, in which there is just a tinge of recklessness, she refuses to be beaten and turns to face the world. Instead she goes to New York and becomes a member of the chorus of "The Rose of America," and Mr. Wodehouse is enabled to lift the curtain of the musical comedy world.

There is laughter and drama in _Jill the Reckless_, and the action never flags from the moment that Freddie Rooke confesses that he has had a hectic night, down to the point where Wally says briefly "Let 'em," which is page 313. The heroine here, Jill Mariner, is a young woman from the lower end of the upper class. We follow her through financial disaster, a broken engagement, an awkward stay with some grasping relatives, employment as a chorus girl, and of course, the finding of true love. Other characters include wealthy Drone Freddie Rooke and writer Wally Mason, her childhood friends; her financially inept uncle Major Christopher Selby; her fiancée at the beginning of the book, the M.P Derek Underhill, and his domineering mother, Lady Underhill; Jill's unpleasant relatives, Elmer and Julia Mariner; more Drones Club members, various chorus girls, composers and other theatrical types, and, of course, miscellaneous servants. (Introduction from Gutenberg and Wikipedia)

First Page:

JILL THE RECKLESS

BY

P. G. WODEHOUSE

HERBERT JENKINS LIMITED

3 DUKE OF YORK STREET

ST. JAMES'S, LONDON, S.W. 1

TO

MY WIFE

BLESS HER

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. THE FAMILY CURSE II. THE FIRST NIGHT AT THE LEICESTER III. JILL AND THE UNKNOWN ESCAPE IV. THE LAST OF THE ROOKES TAKES A HAND V. LADY UNDERHILL RECEIVES A SHOCK VI. UNCLE CHRIS BANGS THE TABLE VII. JILL CATCHES THE 10.10 VIII. THE DRY SALTERS WING DEREK IX. JILL IN SEARCH OF AN UNCLE X. JILL IGNORES AUTHORITY XI. MR. PILKINGTON'S LOVE LIGHT XII. UNCLE CHRIS BORROWS A FLAT XIII. THE AMBASSADOR ARRIVES XIV. MR. GOBLE MAKES THE BIG NOISE XV. JILL EXPLAINS XVI. MR. GOBLE PLAYS WITH FATE XVII. THE COST OF A ROW XVIII. JILL RECEIVES NOTICE XIX. MRS. PEAGRIM BURNS INCENSE XX... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 19, 2014
Subject: Highly enjoyable
The story is great and the reader did a wonderful job. At first I wasn't too sure about it, but he sure grew on me.
Reviewer: - May 12, 2013
Subject: Very nice book, Very nice reader
I was a trifle apprehensive at first; I think because his accent is not British but he read the book beautifully. Thank you!


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