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Jill the Reckless

P. G. Wodehouse

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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 went to New York and became 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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

50:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

48:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:16