Jill the Reckless

P. G. WODEHOUSE (1881 - 1975)

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)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Family Curse Don W. Jenkins
00:50:26
Play 02 The First Night at the Leicester Don W. Jenkins
00:24:40
Play 03 Jill and the Unknown Escape Don W. Jenkins
00:12:51
Play 04 The Last of the Rookes Takes a Hand Don W. Jenkins
00:35:16
Play 05 Lady Underhill Receives a Shock Don W. Jenkins
00:31:14
Play 06 Uncle Chris Bangs the Table Don W. Jenkins
00:48:22
Play 07 Jill Catches the 10.10 Don W. Jenkins
00:29:43
Play 08 The Dry--Salters Wing Derek Don W. Jenkins
00:25:31
Play 09 Jill in Search of an Uncle Don W. Jenkins
00:20:48
Play 10 Jill Ignores Authority Don W. Jenkins
00:21:25
Play 11 Mr. Pilkington's Love Light Don W. Jenkins
00:35:20
Play 12 Uncle Chris Borrows a Flat Don W. Jenkins
00:27:33
Play 13 The Ambassador Arrives Don W. Jenkins
00:27:16
Play 14 Mr. Goble Makes the Big Noise Don W. Jenkins
00:52:27
Play 15 Jill Explains Don W. Jenkins
00:23:40
Play 16 Mr. Goble Plays with Fate Don W. Jenkins
00:43:47
Play 17 The Cost of a Row Don W. Jenkins
00:17:08
Play 18 Jill Receives Notice Don W. Jenkins
00:36:33
Play 19 Mrs. Peagrim Burns Incense Don W. Jenkins
00:18:04
Play 20 Derek Loses One Bird and Secures Another Don W. Jenkins
00:42:33
Play 21 Wally Mason Learns a New Exercise Don W. Jenkins
00:11:15