The Adventures of Sally
This romantic comedy stars a young American girl named Sally, who inherits a considerable fortune and finds her life turned upside down. The typically Wodehouseian cast includes Sally's ambitious brother, an assortment of theater people, a pair of English cousins, and, of course, an Uncle. It's... show more
This romantic comedy stars a young American girl named Sally, who inherits a considerable fortune and finds her life turned upside down. The typically Wodehouseian cast includes Sally's ambitious brother, an assortment of theater people, a pair of English cousins, and, of course, an Uncle. It's jolly good fun! (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia)
Publish date: 2009-03-09
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, 20th Century
, English Literature
“It seems to be one of Nature’s laws that the most attractive girls should have the least attractive brothers. Fillmore Nicholas had not worn well. At the age of seven he had been an extraordinarily beautiful child, but after that he had gone all to pieces; and now, at the age of twenty-five, it wou...
Carrying on with a theme of “books set in a time that never really existed” we have here a comedy which gives passing mention to the Spanish Flu and therefore would have to be set between 1917 and 1922, but which avoids any reference to the recent war. There’s a boarding house full of characters, an...
Despite the fact that she's a bright lass, and one of Wodehouse's relatively rare leading ladies, Sally's adventures in the end boil down to making the correct choice amongst three suitors, picking goofy, good-hearted and red-headed over wealthy, inhibited and dark-haired as well as over creative, s...
[This is an old review, and I had to guess at a star rating. I listened to the LibriVox recording, which can be downloaded here.] I expected to love this book. Its setup seemed very similar to another one of Wodehouse's works, Jill the Reckless (see my post for that book). The main female characte...
Sally is excellent. She manages to be snarky and patronizing toward all the boyish men in her life without any of them being the wiser. The year is 1922 and 21-year-old Sally has just inherited $25,000. She can move out of the rooming house in NYC and get her own apartment. Maybe start her own busin...
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