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Told After Supper (Dodo Press)

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Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927) was an English author, best known for the humourous travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889). In 1877, he decided to try his hand at acting, under the stage name Harold Crichton. He joined a repertory troupe who tried to produce plays on a shoestring budget, often drawing on the meager resources of the actors themselves to purchase costumes an ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1891)
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Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859~1927), author of the comic masterpiece Three Men in a Boat, needs no introduction. But many who admire his humorous classic are unaware that he wrote a number of ghost stories.

Told After Supper was Jerome's only volume comprised solely of ghost stories. It was published in 1891 by The Leadenhall Press and contains linked tales, interspersed with more than ninety wonderful illustrations by Kenneth M. Skeaping, one of which you can see below, all printed on thick pale bl
Ho un nipotino, 7 anni, che adora le storie di fantasmi. Ogni volta che resta di sera a casa mia, vuole che accenda il fuoco, poi spenge tutte le luci, dispone plaid e cuscini per terra tra tavolini e poltrone a formare una nicchia. Crea l'atmosfera insomma! E a questo punto vuole che mi metta a sedere per terra accanto a lui e che gli racconti una storia di fantasmi, che deve far paura e ridere nello stesso tempo, naturalmente!
Sono andata avanti fino ad ora un po' inventando e un po' rielabora
Piccolo ma spassosissimo libricino ricco di Vigilie di Natale, fantasmi, pipe fantasma e tabacco fantasma! L'umorismo di Jerome è della miglior qualità, di quella che non si limita a farti sorridere, ma a farti ridere da solo!

"Ogni volta che cinque, sei inglesi si raccolgono intorno a un fuoco la Vigilia di Natale, incominciano a raccontarsi storie di fantasmi. Non siamo soddisfatti, la Vigilia di Natale, se ognuno non racconta i suoi aneddoti - autentici - sugli spettri. In questo allegro perio
Peccato sia così breve. I fantasmi di Jerome sanno il fatto loro e sono ben lungi dall'essere disperati o afflitti da chissà quale passato. Sono rimasti qui di loro propria convinzione e non perchè hanno delle faccende da risolvere. D'altro canto, gli umani vivi che incontrano non si spaventano per niente e, passata la curiosità, vi conversano con interesse fino a infastidirsi per il disturbo notturno. Un po' come la pragmatica famiglia americana de "Il fantasma di Canterville", per intenderci. ...more
Short, very funny send up of the tradition of ghost story telling on Christmas eve by an Edwardian writer who has a thoroughly modern feel to his writing
Nadin Green
Absolutely worth reading thing! Adore it.
Short. Humorous. Not a book of ghost stories, but a book ABOUT the concept of ghost stories.
Marts  (Thinker)
interesting and fun ghost stories by Jerome, kind of reminds me of Saki, there's that humor, that you just want a bit more of.....
Anyway, its a really short read, or you may opt to listen to it, and its just as good as 'Three men in a Boat'...
Timothy Ferguson
I really enjoyed this. It’s brilliantly read and it deconstructs many popular ghost stories. If you enjoy historical ghost stories, its a joy to hear them again, but with an increasingly addled narrator gradually destroying them.

Written well, but not scary. I would say the writing was easy but my expectations was much higher. I guess I was looking for a book that was more like "Scary Stories."
Troy Soos
Jerome K. Jerome is delightful in this slim volume of humorous ghost stories. (But my favorite book of his remains Three Men in a Boat.)
Short tongue-in-cheek ghost stories which purports that most ghosts are active on Christmas Eve. Not to be taken seriously.
An easy, quick read that made me giggle. :) As good as his other works.
fun as always. this time the focus is ghost stories ... told after supper
Super short semi-ghost stories with the last one being the best!
Chris Callaway
Feb 23, 2012 Chris Callaway marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jerome Klapka Jerome (May 2, 1859 – June 14, 1927) was an English author, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat.


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