The Old Man of the Sea

The Old Man of the Sea by William Wymark Jacobs

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William Wymark Jacobs (English William Wymark Jacobs, September 8, 1863 - September 1, 1943) - English writer, author of novels and collections of stories, signed his works - WW Jacobs. Throughout his life, Jacobs was known as a humorist, whose talent was praised by Henry James, JK Chesterton, JB Priestley, Christopher Morley. But in the history of world literature, he entered primarily as the author of the famous horror story "The Monkey`s Paw" (1902), which is regularly included in the anthology of the mystical story.  Biography William Wymark Jacobs was born into the family of a Devonian shipyard manager; his childhood years were closely connected with the port life. He studied - first at a private school, then at Birkbeck College (now part of the University of London, then called Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution). In 1879, Jacobs went to work as a bank clerk, and in 1885 he published his first story. Jacobs` favorite theme was the sea: it was to her that the collection of stories Many Cargoes (1896) and The Sea Urchins (1898, almost all of whose stories were published in the magazine Idler, directed by Jerome K.

Jerome), as well as the novel Skipper`s Wooing (1897). The typical character of Jacobs is the lighthouse keeper, who tells about the incredible adventures of his familiar sailors. Jacobs masterfully and tastefully reproduced the dialects of the East End in his works, which earned respect, in particular, PG Wodehouse (who wrote about his influence in the autobiographical book "Bring on the Girls" 1954). Beginning in 1898, virtually all of Jacobs`s stories were published in The Strand. Married in 1900, Jacobs moved to Essex, where a few years later he owned two houses, Outlook (Park Hill) and Feltham House (Feltham House, Goldings Hill). A plaque also marks Jacobs` London residence, 15 Gloucester Gate, Regent`s Park (where the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture later housed). By the beginning of World War I, Jacobs had almost stopped writing stories: until the end of his life, he was mainly engaged in adapting his works for the theater stage.  Major works * Many Cargoes (1896) * The Skipper`s Wooing (1897) * Sea Urchins (1898) (in the USA - More Cargoes, 1898) * A Master of Craft (1900) * The Monkey`s Paw ( 1902) * Light Freights (1901) * At Sunwich Port (1902) * The Lady of the Barge (1902) * Odd Craft (1903) * Dialstone Lane (1902) * Captain`s All (1905) * Short Cruises (1907) * Salthaven (1908) * Sailor`s Knots (1909) * Ship`s Company (1911) * Night Watches (1914) * The Castaways (1916) * Deep Waters (1919) * Sea Whispers (1926)

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William Wymark Jacobs (English William Wymark Jacobs, September 8, 1863 - September 1, 1943) - English writer, author of novels and collections of stories, signed his works - WW Jacobs. Throughout his life, Jacobs was known as a humorist, whose talent was praised by Henry James, JK Chesterton, JB Priestley, Christopher Morley. But in the history of world literature, he entered primarily as the author of the famous horror story "The Monkey`s Paw" (1902), which is regularly included in the anthology of the mystical story.  Biography William Wymark Jacobs was born into the family of a Devonian shipyard manager; his childhood years were closely connected with the port life. He studied - first at a private school, then at Birkbeck College (now part of the University of London, then called Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution). In 1879, Jacobs went to work as a bank clerk, and in 1885 he published his first story. Jacobs` favorite theme was the sea: it was to her that the collection of stories Many Cargoes (1896) and The Sea Urchins (1898, almost all of whose stories were published in the magazine Idler, directed by Jerome K. Jerome), as well as the novel Skipper`s Wooing (1897). The typical character of Jacobs is the lighthouse keeper, who tells about the incredible adventures of his familiar sailors. Jacobs masterfully and tastefully reproduced the dialects of the East End in his works, which earned respect, in particular, PG Wodehouse (who wrote about his influence in the autobiographical book "Bring on the Girls" 1954). Beginning in 1898, virtually all of Jacobs`s stories were published in The Strand. Married in 1900, Jacobs moved to Essex, where a few years later he owned two houses, Outlook (Park Hill) and Feltham House (Feltham House, Goldings Hill). A plaque also marks Jacobs` London residence, 15 Gloucester Gate, Regent`s Park (where the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture later housed). By the beginning of World War I, Jacobs had almost stopped writing stories: until the end of his life, he was mainly engaged in adapting his works for the theater stage.  Major works * Many Cargoes (1896) * The Skipper`s Wooing (1897) * Sea Urchins (1898) (in the USA - More Cargoes, 1898) * A Master of Craft (1900) * The Monkey`s Paw ( 1902) * Light Freights (1901) * At Sunwich Port (1902) * The Lady of the Barge (1902) * Odd Craft (1903) * Dialstone Lane (1902) * Captain`s All (1905) * Short Cruises (1907) * Salthaven (1908) * Sailor`s Knots (1909) * Ship`s Company (1911) * Night Watches (1914) * The Castaways (1916) * Deep Waters (1919) * Sea Whispers (1926)