A Benefit Performance Zondervan Publishing

ISBN: 9781492700456

Published: September 11th 2013

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32 pages


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A Benefit Performance  by  Zondervan Publishing

A Benefit Performance by Zondervan Publishing
September 11th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781492700456 | 3.75 Mb

Jacobs is now remembered for his macabre tale The Monkeys Paw (published 1902 in the collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge) [3] and The Toll House (published 1909 in the collection of short stories Sailors Knots). However, theMoreJacobs is now remembered for his macabre tale The Monkeys Paw (published 1902 in the collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge) [3] and The Toll House (published 1909 in the collection of short stories Sailors Knots). However, the majority of his output was humorous in tone. His favourite subjects were marine life: men who go down to the sea in ships of moderate tonnage said Punch, reviewing his first collection of stories, Many Cargoes, which achieved great popular success on its publication in 1896.

Many Cargoes was followed by the novel The Skippers Wooing in 1897, and another collection of short stories, Sea Urchins (1898) set the seal on his popularity. Among his other titles are Captains All, Sailors Knots, and Night Watches. The title of the last reflects the popularity of perhaps his most enduring character: the night-watchman on the wharf in Wapping, recounting the preposterous adventures of his acquaintances Ginger Dick, Sam Small, and Peter Russet. These three characters, pockets full after a long voyage, would take lodgings together determined to enjoy a long spell ashore- but the crafty inhabitants of dockland London would soon relieve them of their funds, assisted by the sailors own fecklessness and credulity.

Jacobs showed a delicacy of touch in his use of the coarse vernacular of the East End of London, which attracted the respect of such writers as P. G. Wodehouse, who mentions Jacobs in his autobiographical work Bring on the Girls! written with Guy Bolton, published in 1954.



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