W.W. Jacobs

W.W. Jacobs


Born
in Wapping, London, England, The United Kingdom
September 08, 1863

Died
September 01, 1943

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William Wymark Jacobs was an English author of short stories and novels. Quite popular in his lifetime primarily for his amusing maritime tales of life along the London docks (many of them humorous as well as sardonic in tone). Today he is best known for a few short works of horror fiction. One being "The Monkey's Paw"(published 1902). It has in its own right become a well-known and widely anthologized classic.


~Literary Works

Many Cargoes (1896)
The Skipper's Wooing (1897)
Sea Urchins (1898) /aka More Cargoes (US) (1898)
A Master of Craft (1900)
The Monkey's Paw (1902)
The Toll House (1902)
Light Freights (1901)
At Sunwich Port (1902)
the Barge (1902)
Odd Craft (1903) : contains The Money Box, basis of Laurel and Hardy film Our Relations (1
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The Monkey's Paw

3.80 avg rating — 5,910 ratings — published 1902 — 108 editions
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The Monkey's Paw and Other ...

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The Monkey's Paw The Lady o...

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Sailors Knots

3.51 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 1909 — 44 editions
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Strange Stories of the Supe...

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The Lady of the Barge and O...

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The Toll House

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La pata de mono y otros cue...

3.53 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Classic Tales of Terror (Re...

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Many Cargoes

3.64 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1896 — 50 editions
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More books by W.W. Jacobs…
“She stooped for a stone and dropped it down.

'Fancy being where that is now,' she said, peering into the blackness; 'fancy going round and round like a mouse in a pail, clutching at the slimy sides, with the water filling your mouth, and looking up to the little patch of sky above.'

'You had better come in,' said Benson, very quietly. 'You are developing a taste for the morbid and horrible.' ("The Well")”
W.W. Jacobs, Ghost Stories

“I've never understood it,' continued Wilfred Carr, yawning. 'It's not in my line at all; I never had enough money for my own wants, let alone for two. Perhaps if I were as rich as you or Croesus I might regard it differently.'

There was just sufficient meaning in the latter part of the remark for his cousin to forbear to reply to it. He continued to gaze out of the window and to smoke slowly.

'Not being as rich as Croesus - or you,' resumed Carr, regarding him from beneath lowered lids, 'I paddle my own canoe down the stream of Time, and, tying it to my friends' doorposts, go in to eat their dinners.' ("The Well")”
W.W. Jacobs, The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales of Mystery and Macabre

“He broke off and eyed with dignified surprise a fine piece of wireless telegraphy between husband and wife. It appeared that Mr. Negget sent off a humorous message with his left eye, the right being for some reason closed, to which Mrs. Negget replied with a series of frowns and staccato shakes of the head, which her husband found easily translatable. Under the austere stare of Mr. Bodfish their faces at once regained their wonted calm, and the ex-constable in a somewhat offended manner resumed his inquiries.”
W.W. Jacobs, The Lady of the Barge and Other Stories

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