The Adventures of Sally
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Money solves all problems, or so some of us might think. But when a sizeable fortune lands in young Sally Nicholas’s lap in P.G. Wodehouse’s The Adventures of Sally, trouble isn’t far behind. Sally loves to help her fellow man, but her huge inheritance seems to make everything much more complicated. When her brother and fiancé dream up a plan to develop a stage musical, Sally’s new funds are the natural choice for financing their project. All seems well until the day when a mysterious and charming stranger arrives in Sally’s life and reveals some shocking news, forcing our naïve young heroine to question everything she believes about the ones she loves and trusts most. Will Sally ever be able to put her life back together after such a devastating revelation? P.G. Wodehouse offers a charming, funny, and touching tale of the unexpected trials and tribulations that can come with the kind of money that many dream of having.
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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975) was born in Hong Kong to British parents. As a child, he returned to England with his family but spent several lonely years away from home at boarding school. Wodehouse was a passionate writer from early on but was unable to pursue his education at university due to his family's tight budget. Instead, Wodehouse was forced to choose a practical job as a banker, although he did not enjoy a second of it. He left his banking position to write features for British newspapers, and after finding success as a columnist, eventually moved to New York and began writing for American magazines. Wodehouse's talents as a writer brought him into the entertainment industry, where he wrote scripts, screenplays, and lyrics for some of the day's most famous Broadway shows and for early Hollywood films. After beginning to publish his first novels and short stories, Wodehouse settled into a career as an author. His success was followed by difficult times during the Second World War, when, while living in France, Wodehouse was arrested by occupying German forces and imprisoned for a year in a dismal internment camp. After the war, Wodehouse eventually moved back to New York, where he would remain for the rest of his life. Beloved for his entertaining characters and plots, Wodehouse is perhaps best-known as the creator of the Jeeves and Wooster novels, as well as a host of light-hearted and hilarious stories about the comic trials and tribulations of the well-to-do.Back to top
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Sally looked contentedly down the long table. She felt happy at last. Everybody was talking and laughing now, and her party, rallying after an uncertain start, was plainly the success she had hoped it would be. The first atmosphere of uncomfortable restraint, caused, she was only too well aware, ...Back to top
Reviewed by anocean on May 3, 2010
This was like reading and old movie, very fun and light! Just what I was looking for to break up the work day!
Reviewed by paulajo on Apr 29, 2010
Interesting, ridiculous, funny, surprising, satirical
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