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The Adventures of Sally

The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse

Pretty, charming, but impoverished Sally Nicholas' humdrum life is turned upside down when fate decides to step in. In this breezy, romantic comedy, PG Wodehouse delights readers with his portrayal of a charming young American girl who unexpectedly inherits a fortune which changes her life forever. The story follows Sally's fortunes and is told in Wodehouse's typical humorous style and keeps the reader thoroughly entertained to the very end.

First published in 1921 as a serial in Collier's Magazine in the US and in 1922 in the Grand Magazine, UK it appeared in book form titled Mostly Sally in 1922.

Sally lives with her brother Fillmore in a cheap boarding house and works as a taxi dancer to earn her living. She is on the verge of getting engaged to a budding playwright, Gerald Foster. The story opens with Sally throwing a party to celebrate her good luck. The guests are fellow boarders and each one of them has a suggestion on how to use the money. Fillmore, who has become even more proud and pompous after coming into wealth, is an unattractive specimen who is not above a bit of skating on thin ice in financial matters at the firm where he works. He also nurses theatrical ambitions. Sally decides to enjoy her good luck and spend her money on an extended holiday in France, where she meets a host of interesting characters. Among them are the bucolic yet steadfast pugilist, Ginger Kemp, and his debonair cousin, the suave Bruce Carmyle.

How Sally finds true love and happiness forms the rest of the story, which takes some enjoyable detours to arrive at its conclusion. Filled with lots of confusion and mistaken identity, laughs and some tears, this is an entrancing read, especially for Wodehouse fans. The cute and vivacious Sally makes a memorable and lovable heroine and the reader is easily drawn into her adventures. This is a story that appeals to readers of all ages.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 11 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 30, 2018
amazing reader!
Reviewer: - July 21, 2017
An amusing, unpredictable and heart-warming tale with a charmingly competent heroine. Less hilarious than Wodehouse's later books but still entertaining and quite touching at times. Very well read by a narrator whose voice fits Sally perfectly.
Reviewer: - October 4, 2016
Delightful! The story is top-of-the-line Wodehouse, and the reader is better than many of the professional readers I've heard on other audio books. thank you!
Reviewer: - January 12, 2016
Subject: January 12 2016
Great reader!
Reviewer: - November 22, 2015
Excellent reader! Love Wodehouse's work too!
Reviewer: - October 7, 2015
Super reader! If you enjoyed this P.G.Woodhouse book you'll also like "Love Among the Chickens"
Reviewer: - August 11, 2014
Enjoyed the story very much!! Great reader as well!
Reviewer: - June 15, 2014
A great story spoken by an excellent reader. Wodehouse fans should be aware this tale has more about relationships and has less of the sometimes absurdities of the Jeeves tales. There's humor, but it's more warm than funny.
Reviewer: - February 18, 2014
Thank you from Spain! :)
Reviewer: - December 7, 2013
Super super reader !!
Reviewer: - June 3, 2013
Subject: Fun & Wittily Read
I love the reader and as always, a great book from Wodehouse.

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