The Grey Parrot and Other Stories (häftad)
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The Grey Parrot and Other Stories (häftad)

The Grey Parrot and Other Stories

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2019-02-21
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W.W. Jacobs delighted in finding unlikely humour in everyday situations and observations, and these tales succeed in raising a laugh from the most mundane of scenarios. In The Grey Parrot, a sailor buys a parrot for his wife, whom he suspects isnt faithful in his absence, hoping that the bird will inadvertently repeat anything untoward it hears. Unfortunately for him, the parrot exceeds his expectations, and its not only his wife who is left blushing. This volume contains a careful selection of the very best stories from Jacobss 150-strong repertory, and includes well-known standalone pieces such as The Monkeys Paw, as well as accounts of raucous dockside dalliances and tightly woven tales of poacher Bob Pettys crimes against the unlikely cast of an Essex village. Showcasing a unique assortment of stories spanning his writing career, this edition hopes to shine a light on a hugely talented writer who inspired many of the literary giants we now consider masters of the genre.
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W.W. Jacobs represented to me perfection. He was unique, and still is. -- P.G. Wodehouse The Mozart of the English short story -- P.G. Wodehouse W.W. Jacobs was a writer who developed an exquisite precision of narrative. -- Evelyn Waugh

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William Wymark Jacobs (18631943) was a prolific short-story writer. Known for his trademark wit even in the horror story The Monkeys Paw, for which he is best known Jacobs set most of his stories in the docks of East London, where he lived from a young age, as well as in Essex, where he moved in his middle age.


Contains: `A Love Passage, `The Skipper of the Osprey, `Rule of Three, `An Intervention, `The Grey Parrot, `Twin Spirits, `Sams Boy, `A Will and a Way, `Jerry Bundler, `The Peacemaker, `The Monkeys Paw, `The Well, `Cupboard Love, `In the Library, `Captain Rogers, `A Mixed Proposal, `An Adulteration Act, `Blundells Improvement, `Bills Lapse, `The Persecution of Bob Pretty, `The Third String, `Captains All, `The Boatswains Mate, `The Changeling, `Mixed Relations, `His Lordship, `Her Uncle, `Matrimonial Openings, `The Toll House, `Head of the Family, `Fairy Gold, `Watchdogs, `The Bequest, `Back to Back, `Keeping Watch, `Stepping Backwards, `The Three Sisters, `The Vigil, `Easy Money, `Made to Measure, `Husbandry