The Adventures of Sally

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In 'The Adventures of Sally' like in 'Jill the Reckless' before it, Wodehouse has managed to create a heroine surprisingly convincingly by reaching outside the framework of farce and by not using the female characters as props or part of the scenery but as the central figure in the narrative.

The story is very much the opposite of 'Jill the Reckless'; Where Jill lost her fortune and her fiancée Sally has not only inherited a fortune but is having men throw their hearts at her feet whenever she ventures out. Again, unusually for Wodehouse, all the characters are exactly as they are introduced to us, although some of them are as black hearted as a typical Wodehouse villain, no-one is using an assumed name or pretending to be a royal consort rather than a jewellery thief.

Despite these shifts of the sands as a book it ticks all the boxes and Wodehouse brings the courtship of Sally and Ginger through the business of a musical comedy and leaves us feeling that this is the best of all possible worlds descried in the best of all possible words. The Wodehouse maxim always seems to be why use six words when thirty six will cover the red and the black. Take Ginger on looking for work 'You've no notion how well these blighters seem to be able to get along without my help. I've tramped all over the place, offering my services, but they all say they'll carry on as they are.' We can only hope Sally and Wodehouse can steer him into something worthwhile.


by P. G. Wodehouse

Chapter 01 - The Adventures of Sally

Chapter 02 - The Adventures of Sally

Chapter 03 - The Adventures of Sally

Chapter 04 - The Adventures of Sally

Chapter 05 - The Adventures of Sally

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Chapter 07 - The Adventures of Sally

Chapter 08 - The Adventures of Sally

Chapter 09 - The Adventures of Sally