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Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)

Autor(a) de Três homens num barco (já para não falar do cão)

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About the Author

Jerome K. Jerome was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England on May 2, 1859. He grew up in London and had to leave school at the age of 14 because of his parents' death. Afterwards, he worked as a clerk, an actor, a journalist, and a school teacher. In 1885, he published his first book On the Stage mostrar mais - and Off: The Brief Career of a Would-Be Actor. This was followed by numerous plays, books, and magazine articles including Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Three Men in a Boat, and Three Men on the Bummel. He founded the weekly magazine To-Day in 1893 and edited it and a monthly magazine called The Idler until 1898. He also worked as a lecturer. During World War I, he enlisted in the French army as an ambulance driver because he was rejected for active service in his own country. He published his autobiography My Life and Times in 1926. He suffered a paralytic stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage and died on June 14, 1927. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Jerome K. Jerome

Três homens num barco (já para não falar do cão) (1889) — Autor — 7,516 exemplares
Three Men on the Bummel (1900) — Autor — 1,085 exemplares
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) 575 exemplares
Diary of a Pilgrimage (1891) 123 exemplares
My Life and Times (1926) 119 exemplares
Told After Supper (1891) 116 exemplares
Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1899) 86 exemplares
Novel Notes (1893) 74 exemplares
Passing of the Third Floor Back (1907) 49 exemplares
They and I (1909) 45 exemplares
Tommy and Co. (1904) 38 exemplares
Tea-Table Talk (1903) 31 exemplares
The Philosopher's Joke (1909) 29 exemplares
Three Men in a Boat: The Graphic Novel (2011) — original author — 26 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts: An Anthology (1978) 26 exemplares
Paul Kelver (1902) 22 exemplares
The Observations of Henry (1901) 21 exemplares
Three Men in a Boat (abridged) (2003) 21 exemplares
All Roads Lead to Calvary (1919) 20 exemplares
Idle Ideas in 1905 (1905) 17 exemplares
Clocks (2002) 15 exemplares
The Dancing Partner [short story] (1999) 14 exemplares
The Other Jerome K. Jerome (1984) 13 exemplares
John Ingerfield and Other Stories (1894) 13 exemplares
Malvina of Brittany (2007) 13 exemplares
Fanny and the Servant Problem (1909) 12 exemplares
Miscellany of Sense and Nonsense (1923) 12 exemplares
Three Men in the Dark: Tales of Terror (2017) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Sense and Nonsense (1923) 10 exemplares
The Cost of Kindness (1909) 9 exemplares
The Master of Mrs. Chilvers (1911) 9 exemplares
My First Book (1894) — Introdução — 9 exemplares
Works of Jerome K. Jerome (1967) 8 exemplares
The New Utopia (1987) 8 exemplares
The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl (1909) 7 exemplares
Evergreens (2010) 7 exemplares
The Man of Science (2010) 5 exemplares
Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies (2012) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Weeds (1892) 5 exemplares
Dreams (2009) 5 exemplares
The Fawn Gloves (2012) 4 exemplares
Anthony John 4 exemplares
American Wives and Others (1904) 4 exemplares
The Man Who Would Manage (1965) 3 exemplares
Obras selectas (1984) 3 exemplares
Jerome K. Jerome: 14 Books in 1 (2006) 3 exemplares
Pagine umoristiche 2 exemplares
The Cost of Kindness | Clocks (2007) 2 exemplares
Uncle Podger (1995) 1 exemplar
SOS Title Unknown 1 exemplar
SOS Title Unknown 1 exemplar
Ghost stories 1 exemplar
Ghost Stories 1 exemplar
The Vulgate (Latin Bible) (2016) 1 exemplar
A Ghost Story 1 exemplar
A Pathetic Story 1 exemplar
MALVÍNA Z BRETÓNSKA (1916) 1 exemplar
TEKNEDE ÜÇ ADAM 1 exemplar
Racconti dopo cena 1 exemplar
Idle Thoughts on Ireland — Autor — 1 exemplar
Sunset 1 exemplar
The Skeleton 1 exemplar
The Snake 1 exemplar
On Being Idle 1 exemplar
Roman-Studien 1 exemplar
Del natural (1946) 1 exemplar

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Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
Short Stories from the Strand (1992) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Famous Fantastic Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season (2020) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Three Men in a Boat [Oxford Bookworms] (2000) — Story — 58 exemplares
Stories of Ghosts, Witches, and Demons (1971) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2006) — Contribuidor, algumas edições51 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories: Tales Of Mystery And Madness (2004) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
A Century of Humour (1934) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Fifth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
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The Seventeenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Haunted Dolls (1980) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
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Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
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Creepies, Creepies, Creepies (1977) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The children's own treasure book (1947) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Klassisia kauhukertomuksia (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Jerome, Jerome Klapka
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
St Mary's Church, Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England, UK (ashes)
Local de nascimento
Caldmore, Walsall, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Northampton, East Midlands, England, UK
Causa da morte
cerebral hemorrhage
Locais de residência
Walsall, Staffordshire, England, UK
Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England, UK
London, England, UK (Poplar ∙ East End)
Northampton, Northhamptonshire, England
Philological School in Lisson Grove
railway worker (mostrar todos 9)
ambulance driver (WWI)
Barr, Robert (co-editor of The Idler)

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Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humourist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889).

Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat, and several other novels.

Jerome was born in Caldmore, Walsall, England. He was the fourth child of Marguerite Jones and Jerome Clapp (who later renamed himself Jerome Clapp Jerome), an ironmonger and lay preacher who dabbled in architecture. He had two sisters, Paulina and Blandina, and one brother, Milton, who died at an early age. Jerome was registered as Jerome Clapp Jerome, like his father's amended name, and the Klapka appears to be a later variation (after the exiled Hungarian general György Klapka). The family fell into poverty owing to bad investments in the local mining industry, and debt collectors visited often, an experience that Jerome described vividly in his autobiography My Life and Times (1926).[3]

The young Jerome attended St Marylebone Grammar School. He wished to go into politics or be a man of letters, but the death of his father when Jerome was 13 and of his mother when he was 15 forced him to quit his studies and find work to support himself. He was employed at the London and North Western Railway, initially collecting coal that fell along the railway, and he remained there for four years.



Mix of real information about the localities they pass through with humorous anecdotes about boating, health, life in general. Pretty light but fun. Some of the anecdotes are genuinely laugh out loud, they're very well told
tombomp | 285 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Sequels are rarely as good as the original and this follow-up to Three Men in a Boat is no exception to the general rule. In this one our intrepid trio go on a cycling tour of the Black Forest. There are some genuinely funny set pieces mixed in with an awful lot of rather unfunny generalising about German society. As lazy national stereotyping goes it’s all fairly innocuous and good-natured (‘your German’, as Jerome somewhat unfortunately and indeed repeatedly has it, is law-abiding and efficient, but perhaps over-deferential to authority; all that sort of thing) and there was nothing here to seriously offend my delicate 21st century sensibilities. Still, it’s quite a big part of the book, and soon became more than slightly tedious. The real problem with Jerome’s humorous essaying on Germany is that most of it isn’t funny; in a comic novel this is surely the worst offence of all. To be fair, he depicts the English abroad in equally hackneyed fashion, though I’m not convinced that improves matters.

He was, nonetheless, an unusually nimble prose stylist, at his best every inch the equal of Wodehouse, whom he clearly influenced, and his playfully digressive narrative voice is the best thing about this book. At the end of it (don’t worry, this isn’t a plot spoiler, for the very good reason that there is no plot) he claims that a bummel is a rambling and pleasant journey, short or long, without an end. I haven’t the faintest, but it’s certainly a pretty neat metaphor for the way he wrote.

This is a flawed and curious outing, to be sure. I was alternately amused and irritated by it, and sometimes I was both simultaneously. A collection of sketches in search of a structure, it lacks the satisfying formal completeness of Boat, but is by no means the complete dud some have claimed. Jerome’s sweeping observations on national identity have dated embarrassingly, while his wonderfully funny sideswipes at advertising and cycling fads - including a super-duper ergonomic saddle which is excruciatingly uncomfortable - seem bang up-to-date. It’s a bumpy ride but, during the more rewarding stretches of the trip, the present reader was left in no doubt that his genial tour guide was a comic master of the first order.
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gpower61 | 24 outras críticas | Oct 25, 2023 |
Avevo letto Tre uomini in barca molto tempo fa, forse frequentavo ancora le scuole medie, e l’avevo trovato molto divertente. Mi fa piacere dire che anche la rilettura è andata bene e Jerome mi ha di nuovo fatto sbellicare dalle risate.

Risate che, c’è da puntualizzare, vi farete solo se vi piace l’umorismo inglese, quel wit che alcune persone trovano irresistibile (tra le quali, manco a dirlo, ci sono anch’io), mentre altre vi guarderanno stranite e non faranno che chiedersi cosa ci si trovi di così divertente.

Se non trovate Tre uomini in barca così divertente, comunque, c’è da dire che, se non fosse stato per l’editore, sarebbe state decisamente noioso (e forse non staremmo qui a parlarne). Infatti, il buon Jerome aveva scritto una guida turistica di ciò in cui ci si può imbattere navigando sul Tamigi, ma l’editore pensò che tutte quelle informazioni storico-culturali fossero una palla e ne tagliò gran parte, regalandoci il romanzo che conosciamo oggi.

Quindi, aspiranti autori e autrici, imparate la lezione: quando un editor vi dice di tagliare, tagliate, perché di solito ha ragione. Le parti turistiche rimaste in Tre uomini in barca sono quasi unanimemente considerate quelle più noiose: non so se lo siano in sé o perché sfigurano a confronto con quelle più divertenti, ma comunque sia date retta agli editor e non liquidateli come quei coglioni che non capiscono la grandezza della mia opera. Potreste pentirvene amaramente…
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lasiepedimore | 285 outras críticas | Sep 23, 2023 |
This has been on my plan to read list for a while and I am really glad I got to it. It's hard to describe, it's just comic in a particular British way that I find very amusing and it made me happy all the time I read it.
amyem58 | 285 outras críticas | Sep 6, 2023 |



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