Member Joice contributes these questions for our discussion:
- Where was The Adventures of Sally first published, and in how many installments?
- Where was it published and in how many installments the following year?
- The book has been described as jerky and choppy, and it’s said (Plum Sauce) that several short story themes are untidily connected, leading to a scrambling of loose ends that then must be tied together at the end. Is this/how is this different from Wodehouse’s other books?
- How much did Sally actually inherit? how much did her friends think she inherited?
- Who was the older gentleman at the boarding house of whom Sally was very fond? Where did he end up after he left there?
- What appeal does Jerry Foster have for Sally?
- Who does Jerry marry? How does Sally find out?
- What are Gladys Winch’s redeeming qualities?
- What happens to Fillmore after he gets married?
- On the beach at Roville, the terrier is said to have tried to “fletcherize” the poodle—to what does “fletcherize” refer?
- Who had fired Ginger just before he went to Roville?
- Who is the head of “the Family”?
- What is Ginger’s real name?
- What business was Ginger’s father in before he “failed”?
- What sport did Ginger play at Cambridge and what was his position?
- Bloomingdale is not a department store—what is it?
- What sport does Ginger later take up to make some money?
- What kind of animal do Sally and Ginger bond over at the beginning and return to at the end?
- What business does Fillmore go into when he gets out of show business and what is his specialty?
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Lower your voice!” “He can’t. He’s a tenor.”
“I made you what you are today—I’m hope I’m satisfied.”
“Lion in a den of Daniels”