JEROME K JEROME
Books. Author Biography
Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 – 1927)
in Walsall, Jerome was raised in London by
his lay preacher father, and mother. The family were impovished
due to investments that had gone sour, within the mining industry.
By the age of 13, his parents had forced him into work and
he collected stray pieces of coal along the railway whilst
employed by the London and North Western Railway.
In 1877, Jerome K Jerome
tried his hand at acting until reaching his early twenties,
and after achieving no success, tried his hand at journalism
and short stories, again with no success. It wasn’t
until 1885 that he had some success with a book “On
the Stage – and Off”.
In 1888 he married Ettie, and their honeymoon
was on the Thames, which influenced one of his most famous
of writings – Three Men in a Boat which
was a huge success. The book was followed up with Three
Men on the Bummel, inspired by a spell in Germany,
but this enjoyed only a minor success.
Jerome suffered from a
stroke and hemorrhage of the brain in 1927.
Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of
The Jerome K Jerome unabridged classic literature,
included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- TOMMY AND CO.
- ALL ROADS LEAD TO ALVARY
- MALVINA OF BRITTANY
- MRS. KORNER SINS HER MERCIES
- NOVEL NOTES
- PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK
- PAUL KELVER
- SKETCHES IN LAVENDER
- BLUE AND GREEN
- TEA-TABLE TALK
- THE ANGEL AND THE AUTHOR - AND OTHER BOOKS
- THE COST OF KINDNESS
- THE LOVE OF ULRICH NEBENDAHL
- THE MASTER OF MRS. CHILVERS
- THE PHILOSOPHER'S
- JOKETHE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW
- THEY AND I
- THREE MEN IN A BOAT
- THREE MEN ON THE BUMMEL
- TOLD AFTER SUPPER