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Jill the Reckless

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975)

1. 01 -- The Family Curse
2. 02 -- The First Night at the Leicester
3. 03 -- Jill and the Unknown Escape
4. 04 -- The Last of the Rookes Takes a Hand
5. 05 -- Lady Underhill Receives a Shock
6. 06 -- Uncle Chris Bangs the Table
7. 07 -- Jill Catches the 10.10
8. 08 -- The Dry--Salters Wing Derek
9. 09 -- Jill in Search of an Uncle
10. 10 -- Jill Ignores Authority
11. 11 -- Mr. Pilkington's Love Light
12. 12 -- Uncle Chris Borrows a Flat
13. 13 -- The Ambassador Arrives
14. 14 -- Mr. Goble Makes the Big Noise
15. 15 -- Jill Explains
16. 16 -- Mr. Goble Plays with Fate
17. 17 -- The Cost of a Row
18. 18 -- Jill Receives Notice
19. 19 -- Mrs. Peagrim Burns Incense
20. 20 -- Derek Loses One Bird and Secures Another
21. 21 -- Wally Mason Learns a New Exercise

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Summary

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)

Reviews

Anagha Anand

- Mathematics

The book is nice

JMB

- 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.

P. M.

- 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!