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W. W. Jacobs

(1863—1943) writer


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(1863–1943),

is chiefly remembered as a writer of short stories. These fall roughly into two groups: those dealing humorously with the escapades of sailors and of country characters and rogues, as in the ‘Claybury’ stories; and tales of the macabre, such as the celebrated ‘The Monkey's Paw’, which was dramatized. His collections include Many Cargoes (1896), Light Freights (1901), The Lady of the Barge (1902), and Night Watches (1914).

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