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Jill the Reckless by PG Wodehouse

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Pages   708
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.47"
Weight:   2.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 17, 2007
Publisher   Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN  8184564899  
ISBN13  9788184564891  


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Romantic fun  Apr 11, 2008
First off, let me say that I adore the Wodehouse Collector's editions. These are beautiful books--full cloth bindings and an easy-to-read typeface printed on acid-free paper.

Now, on to the story itself.

While this work does not display the lovely lunacy of Wodehouse's classic Jeeves stories, it is not without merit. Best described as a romantic comedy, it gives readers a peek into the inner working of a Broadway show, circa 1920.

A worthwhile read for Wodehouse lover.
 
an amusing Wodehouse with a good look at 1930s Broadway  Mar 11, 2008
When Jill Mariner is dumped by her rich, pompous fiancé and loses all her money on the same day, she decides to cross the ocean to New York with her rapscallion uncle Chris. After a short stay with some relations on Long Island, she ends up on Broadway, in the chorus of a new musical and having an unexpected new romance.

I thought the book was a little overlong and could have been tightened; it feels a little rambly in places, particularly during the Long Island interlude, which connects the London and New York parts of the book but isn't terribly interesting in and of itself. I did like the feisty heroine and her romance, which was rather more heartfelt than usual in a Wodehouse, and Wodehouse's insider's look at 1930s Broadway is funny and engaging.
 
Wodehouse and New York  May 9, 2007
For Wodehouse fans, one of the less well-known novels, which they would enjoy reading anyway... a lot of the usual Wodehouse humour based on how people think and react to situations. There are other Wodehouse novels where the charm of New York comes across. This one is as good as any of them in that respect. It also captures the inner workings of the stage and the making of musicals, of course in a 'Wodehousean' way.
 
Not Bad, But Could Use Some Editing  Mar 4, 2007
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. Wodehouse was first published in the U.S. by George H. Doran under the title "The Little Warrior" on October 11, 1920. It was published in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins under this title on July 4, 1921. This is one of the longer books by Wodehouse, running over 400 pages, and it is not part of any series. The cast of characters is fairly large, with some being introduced for the first time almost halfway through the book.

The story is typical Wodehouse, which is to say that it is simple and yet complicated with many twists and turns, all leading back to a place where the reader pretty much expects it to get after the initial setup section of the book. In this case, the key character is Jill Mariner, and she is joined by Freddie Rooke and Wally Mason, who (as we learn) were Jill's childhood friends. Wally had a big crush on Jill in their earlier lives, but when the story starts Jill is engaged to Sir Derek Underhill, and is about to be introduced to his mother Lady Underhill. Jill is still in touch with Freddie, and Wally re-enters their lives when they go to see his new play. Other key characters are Major Christopher Selby, who is Jill's uncle and was in charge of her inheritance; and Nelly Bryant, who is an American chorus girl who is stranded in London.

The story follows Jill through a broken engagement over a misunderstanding, the loss of her wealth, her living with relatives who have their own plans, her decision to get work as a chorus girl, and, as with all Wodehouse, the finding of the love of her life. The story starts in England, but moves to America which brings in her additional relatives, as well as Isaac Goble, Otis Pinkington, and his wealthy aunt Mrs. Peagrim. Isaac is a theatrical manager and has been contracted by Otis to put on a play which he wrote called "The Rose of America". At times the story seems to lose its way, and one wonders if it wouldn't have worked better if it had been edited down a bit from its 414 pages.

While this book is far from his best, I would say it is a decent example of Wodehouse's work, and far from his worst. With a little more trimming, this might have been even better, but even without that you will find plenty of enjoyment. It is a solid three stars, and in fact slightly above average over all.
 
Not Bad, But Could Use Some Editing  Jan 18, 2007
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. Wodehouse was first published in the U.S. by George H. Doran under the title "The Little Warrior" on October 11, 1920. It was published in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins under this title on July 4, 1921. This is one of the longer books by Wodehouse, running over 400 pages, and it is not part of any series. The cast of characters is fairly large, with some being introduced for the first time almost halfway through the book.

The story is typical Wodehouse, which is to say that it is simple and yet complicated with many twists and turns, all leading back to a place where the reader pretty much expects it to get after the initial setup section of the book. In this case, the key character is Jill Mariner, and she is joined by Freddie Rooke and Wally Mason, who (as we learn) were Jill's childhood friends. Wally had a big crush on Jill in their earlier lives, but when the story starts Jill is engaged to Sir Derek Underhill, and is about to be introduced to his mother Lady Underhill. Jill is still in touch with Freddie, and Wally re-enters their lives when they go to see his new play. Other key characters are Major Christopher Selby, who is Jill's uncle and was in charge of her inheritance; and Nelly Bryant, who is an American chorus girl who is stranded in London.

The story follows Jill through a broken engagement over a misunderstanding, the loss of her wealth, her living with relatives who have their own plans, her decision to get work as a chorus girl, and, as with all Wodehouse, the finding of the love of her life. The story starts in England, but moves to America which brings in her additional relatives, as well as Isaac Goble, Otis Pinkington, and his wealthy aunt Mrs. Peagrim. Isaac is a theatrical manager and has been contracted by Otis to put on a play which he wrote called "The Rose of America". At times the story seems to lose its way, and one wonders if it wouldn't have worked better if it had been edited down a bit from its 414 pages.

While this book is far from his best, I would say it is a decent example of Wodehouse's work, and far from his worst. With a little more trimming, this might have been even better, but even without that you will find plenty of enjoyment. It is a solid three stars, and in fact slightly above average over all.
 

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