Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Adventures of Sally Paperback – June 14, 2017
|New from||Used from|
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From Library Journal
This trio (1922, 1956, and 1970, respectively) present a liberal dose of the signature Wodehouse wit and charm. Fans will enjoy his familiar spoofs of uppercrust British stuffiness and mismatched marriages, all with a happy ending.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Mr. Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in. -- Evelyn Waugh
Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever. --Douglas Adams --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
The Adventures of Sally is early Wodehouse. Psmith, the Empress of Blandings and that media powerhouse pair of Jeeves and Wooster are in the future. Instead we have a sequence of non-typical Wodehouse conventions. The main character is an American girl Sally Nicholas. A Midwestern girl come to Boston and recently into her inheritance. She's an independent young woman, used to having her way and directing others in theirs. In fact the independent spirit of her intended will provide one of several plot twists. She is free of the uncles and aunts that will provide so much humor in later Wodehouse and instead is for the moment saddled with her pompous overreaching brother.
The first thing Sally will do with her money is to take herself off to Europe and in particular the beaches of southern France. It is here that her real adventures will begin. Those adventures will mostly be about the men who will fall in love with her.
Like later Wodehouse men will fall in love pretty much on sight and for the most trivial of reasons. Sally being a levelheaded girl will expect more of love than just a few fleeting feelings of chemistry. It is this conflict that will provide the major plot driver.
All of this is not to suggest that you will miss the froth and humor that will lead many critical; make that authoritarian literary voices to conclude that PG Wodehouse wrote some of the funniest English language material of the 20th century. Sally's adventures tend to vary from quite humorous to sound if not funny storytelling. There is an emotional range in the Adventures of Sally. We're not taken into the depths of depression but it is made known to us that characters are feeling more deeply than most of the population in PG's future stories. This is a pleasant read and a worthy a chance to see a writer early in his career.
I am writing this in February 2014, the Kindle copy is free. I strongly recommend this book for Woodhouse fans and at this price it is a perfect opportunity for the uninitiated to introduce themselves too many hours in many books by an entertaining author.
Written in 1924. I am reading it, because I am
Reading Jeffery Archer's Clifton series and the
Main charater Harry is reading P.G. Wodehouse.
The Adventures of Sally is classic Wodehouse. With a breezy story, clever dialog, and interesting characters, spending time reading Wodehouse is time well spent. Reading The Adventures of Sally is a pleasure.