Paul KelvereBook - 2014
Jerome K. Jerome's early life of poverty exacerbated by the death of his parents in his early teens helped to mold cruelly the young Jerome. After early stints on the railways, as an actor, a journalist, a school teacher, a writer and a solicitor's clerk, he had some minor success with a collection of comic memoirs "On The Stage - And Off" about his earlier stint as an actor. Shortly thereafter, he married and his honeymoon on the Thames became the inspiration for Three Men in a Boat. This of course was a wild success both critically and commercially and his creative highpoint. Although he was now able to write full time, he was never able to attain all the heights of that classic humorous novel. However, he was prolific at the shorter form and it is from that rich seam that these stories have been mined.
Publisher: [United States] : Copyright Group : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource