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by P. G. Wodehouse,Jonathan Cecil
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Humor & Satire
  • Author:
    P. G. Wodehouse,Jonathan Cecil
  • ISBN:
    0792778634
  • ISBN13:
    978-0792778639
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  • Publisher:
    Sound Library (August 1, 2011)
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    Humor & Satire
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Produced by Tim Barnett. The adventures of sally.

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P G Wodehouse, Sally and Jonathan Cecil - Perfect. And 'The Adventures of Sally" is another in this vein. Well-read as usual by Jonathan Cecil (my favourite Wodehouse reader), it's a nice little story

P G Wodehouse, Sally and Jonathan Cecil - Perfect. What made the experience of listening to The Adventures of Sally the most enjoyable? Jonathan Cecil is the perfect narrator for P G Wodehouse stories. The two go together like cheese and wine. Well-read as usual by Jonathan Cecil (my favourite Wodehouse reader), it's a nice little story. Not a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, and a little predictable, but still enjoyable - especially if you're in the mood for a happy ending! Contact Us.

The Adventures of Sally - . Wodehouse Carrying on with a theme of books set in a time that never really existed we have here a comedy which gives passing mention to the Spanish Flu and therefore would have to be set between 1917 and 1922, but which avoids any reference to the recent war. There’s a boarding house full of characters, and scrappy young things trying to make it on Broadway, and chaps who aren’t good at investing, but aren’t too distraught at being broke, and snobby aristocratic The Adventures of Sally - .

Sally's adventures tend to vary from quite humorous to sound if not funny storytelling. Wodehouse has written a very interesting book with the Adventures of Sally. 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.

The Adventures of Sally is a novel by . It appeared as a serial in Collier's magazine in the United States from October 8 to December 31, 1921, and in The Grand Magazine in the United Kingdom from April to July 1922. It was first published in book form in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins on 17 October 1922, and in the . by George H. Doran on March 23, 1923, under the title Mostly Sally.

When Sally Nicholas became an heiress, she had to cope her brother's wild theatrical ambitions and the defection of her fiance, his replacement being a strangely unattractive suitor

When Sally Nicholas became an heiress, she had to cope her brother's wild theatrical ambitions and the defection of her fiance, his replacement being a strangely unattractive suitor. A trip to England only made things worse, but then a piece of speculation might just offer a happy ending. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline.

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (1881-1975) was a comic writer who has enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (1881-1975) was a comic writer who has enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. Wodehouse was admired both by contemporaries like Rudyard Kipling as well as by modern writers like Terry Pratchett

The Adventures of Sally - P. G. Wodehouse At her end of the table the conversation had turned once more to the great vital topic of Sally’s legacy and what she ought.

The Adventures of Sally - P. Wodehouse. End. Let me tell you, said Augustus Bartlett, briskly, what I’d do, if I were you.


Risteacor
Not to Wagnerian sturm und Drang Empires must fall broken heartedness - but genuine heartfelt pain and confusion and with the understanding that a good chum does not ask the lady about her heartbreak.

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.
Uyehuguita
I've read a lot of Wodehouse... dozens of his books. I enjoy his humorous works as well as his comedy/dramas. This book falls into the latter category. There is plenty of humor in the dialogue and a few laughs in the prose, but this isn't a laugh-out-loud riot like the Jeeves and Wooster stories. It's more of a light drama with more character development. I won't give away any spoilers, but the story gets you rooting for a particular outcome that you're not sure will occur... but when it does, it's a joy and a relief. The emotions Wodehouse depicts in the characters are palpable and easy to identify with. I recommend giving this book a read... heck, it's free.
blac wolf
Wodehouse knew people well and how to write them. We enjoy reading his books aloud on road trips. With a device like a Kindle it's nice to quickly look up words no longer used to add to the vocabulary. We can't wait to read the next one
Trash
Wodehouse is great!!!! Here is another sweet,clever and charming story by Wodehouse. You of course are surprised by the ending as you think it could never be. Sally has just inherited a bunch of money so she takes a trip to Europe. She meets a fellow but it doesn't impress her as she is already secretly engaged. Various hilarious thinks happen in a true Wodehouse way and the ending of course is great!!!!!
Dandr
Wodehouse has written a very interesting book with the Adventures of Sally. In this case, the interest is created by Sally herself, as her story unfolds, even though she is surrounded by most every mundane stock character available during that time period. Yet still, Sally shines as an entirely human beacon of life, light and hope, in a world that seems doomed to be run with comedic austerity. Quite a unique perspective.

You can almost feel the Great Depression looming ominously beyond the horizon, as the Sally's tale begins with dreamy plans for financial gains and burdens of familial financial loss. Almost immediately, Sally is whisked away to a less widely known vacation spot in Roville, France, where she meets love interests Mr. Two and Mr. Three (already engaged to Mr. One). Sally's sparked interest in Mr. Two, lets call him Ginger, begins the basic premise for the plot. The rest of the book involves rejection from Mr. One in favor of Miss Two, and offering scorn to Mr. Three in reponse to his offers of love, predictably because he was immediately and always disliked. This is all sandwiched between the financial adventures of Sally's brother Fillmore as he competes for financial independance by taking up multiple ludicrous failing schemes.

Now, while unpredictable, the plot offers little in intrigue directly itself, but it does offer us something that few plots do: a feeling of reality. The repeated financial failures of friends and family members do happen, and seeing it portrayed here does a lot for the emotional involvment in the story. A nagging depression is the offshoot of this approach; always knowing that things are not going well, cannot go well, and will not go well does that to you.

During these traumatic events, we see Sally, as she is portrayed as a real flesh and blood human being. Still trapped in the mannerisms of the day, the etiquette that covers up much of her true feelings, but also alone and dismal. One scene stands out to me more than anything. Sally receiving that 'Dear Jane' letter from Mr. One, knowing what it must contain, sitting on the floor in the bathroom and burning it. But not just burning it, but throwing a lit match at it and letting it burn on top of it, and repeating that process until it was nothing more than a dirty spot on the floor. Very memorable.

While the basic plot, as I've outlined it seems simple, it is actually more complicated. There are reasons why each of the three love interests are considered and of interest, at least for a short time, and this is an example of the plot's creativity. Also, spicing up the plot, is the basic itinerary, which includes London, NYC, Chicago, Detroit, and the already mentioned Roville, France and these diverse locations add much to the flavor. Combine that with including three main characters of British descent, and you have a recipe for intrigue.

Other story elements of interest include thetrical productions, boxers, and dance instructors (think Tina Turners 'Private Dancer' and you get the picture better). These so fit the persona of urban America at the time, and if you like any of these bits of Americana, this book would be considered a must read. As with most of the "classics" there are bits of historical flavor which make them real gems.

Overall, a very good book from a very good author who has a very unique style of writing you are sure to find refreshing.

Recommended.
lucky kitten
This is a frothy, witty romance of the type Wodehouse excels. Sally, our heroine, takes plenty of knocks, but her heart and pluck see her through to the conclusion successfully. Her corpulent brother and his delusions of grandeur almost steal the show. Recommended for Wodehouse fans and anyone looking for a light diversion.
Bynelad
Until more than halfway through the book. Disappointed in PDW on this one. Had its rare moments of intrigue but not up to Jeeves quality.