- Jill the Reckless
Infobox Book |
name = Jill the Reckless
P. G. Wodehouse
language = English
publisher = George H. Doran
release_date = 1920
media_type = Print (Hardback &
Paperback) & (Serial)
pages = ? pp
isbn = NA
"Jill The Reckless" is a
novelby P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 11 1920by George H. Doran, New York(under the title "The Little Warrior"), and in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, on July 41921. It was serialised in " Collier's Weekly" in the U.S., " Maclean's" in Canada, and "Grand" magazine in the UK, all in 1920.
Wodehouse had graduated from writing school stories to the exploration of wider life in
Londonand New York, an autobiographical reflection which is characteristic of all of his works.
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
writerWally Mason, her childhood friends; her financially inept uncle Major Christopher Selby; her fiancee 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.
composerhero of Wodehouse's previous work A Damsel in Distress, receives a passing mention, as does an unspecified member of the Threepwood family.
* [http://wodehouse.ru/26.htm The Russian Wodehouse Society's page] , with numerous book covers and a list of characters
*gutenberg|no=6837|name=The Little Warrior
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