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The Little Warrior

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,652 / 339 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,550
mnybks.net#: 7568
Origin: gutenberg.org

Amusing comedy in this little story of the stage in America, the refuge of an American girl who has lost her fortune and broken her engagement in London. Dialogue in the most up-to-date slang and wit. (Title in the U.K.: Jill, the Reckless.)

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s and rise in the world to affluence and success, but the hand that rocked their cradle still rules their lives. As a boy, Derek had always been firmly controlled by his mother, and the sway of her aggressive personality had endured through manhood. Lady Underhill was a born ruler, dominating most of the people with whom life brought her in contact. Distant cousins quaked at her name, while among the male portion of her nearer relatives she was generally alluded to as The Family Curse.

Now that his meeting with her might occur at any moment, Derek shrank from it. It was not likely to be a pleasant one. The mere fact that Lady Underhill was coming to London at all made that improbable. When a man writes to inform his mother, who is wintering on the Riviera, that he has become engaged to be married, the natural course for her to pursue, if she approves of the step, is to wire her congratulations and good wishes. When for these she substitutes a curt announcement that she is returning immediately, a certa

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2016.01.26
Leah A. Zeldes
*****

Also titled "Jill the Reckless," this Wodehouse comic romance is a fine example of what the author called a musical comedy without any music. It features the Woosterlike character Freddie Rooke, but the plot revolves around his childhood friend, Jill Mariner, whose engagement to the up-and-coming young Sir Derek Underhill, a baronet and M.P., founders after the latter's strong-willed and disapproving mother comes on the scene. It differs from the typical Wodehouse farce in that once the action shifts from London to New York, it moves away from a fanciful view of a high society that never quite existed to what seems likely a reasonably accurate look at the theater business of its period.

2011.09.28
gibel
*****

Same book as titled "Jill the Reckless". In my opinion it’s one of Wodehouse’s best!


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