Jill the Reckless

Jill the Reckless

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author = P. G. Wodehouse
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Comic novel
publisher = George H. Doran
release_date = 1920
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media_type = Print (Hardback & Paperback) & (Serial)
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"Jill The Reckless" is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 11 1920 by George H. Doran, New York (under the title "The Little Warrior"), and in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, on July 4 1921. 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 London and 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 writer Wally 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.

George Bevan, composer hero of Wodehouse's previous work A Damsel in Distress, receives a passing mention, as does an unspecified member of the Threepwood family.

External links

* [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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