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Jerome K. Jerome

(1859—1927) novelist and playwright

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Barry Pain

Barry Pain  

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(1864–1928) British journalist, humorist, novelist, and short-story writerIn a Canadian Canoe (1891) Fiction Short StoriesStories and Interludes (1892) FictionPlaythings and Parodies (1893) ...
Connie Willis

Connie Willis  

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(1945– )*Science fiction writer, born in Denver; her work has remarkable range. Both the Hugo-winning Domesday Book (1992) and To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998) involve time travel; the ...
Douglas Sladen

Douglas Sladen  

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(1856–1947) married, first (1880), Margaret Isabel Muirhead (d. 1919) and, secondly (1920), Christian Dorothea Duthie.Born in London, the son of a solicitor, he was educated at Temple Grove, ...
Eden Phillpotts

Eden Phillpotts  

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(1862–1960),prolific and popular novelist, playwright, and poet, most of whose many novels are set in Dartmoor. He collaborated as playwright with Arnold Bennett and J. K. Jerome.
Erasmus

Erasmus  

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(circa 1467–1536) Dutch humanistAdages [Adagia] (1500) Non-FictionEnchiridion Militis Christiani (1503) Non-FictionThe Praise of Folly [Encomium Moriae] (1511) Non-FictionColloquia (1518) ...
Ernest Bramah

Ernest Bramah  

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(?1868/9–1942),born in Manchester. He failed as a farmer and turned to journalism, writing for J. K. Jerome's To‐Day and other publications. He is remembered for Kai Lung's Golden Hours (1922), a ...
George Alexander

George Alexander  

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(b. Reading, 19 June 1858; d. Chorley Wood, Herts, 16 March 1918)Actor and manager. Having acted with Irving at the Lyceum, he became manager of the Royal Avenue and ...
Idler

Idler  

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1 a series of papers contributed by Dr Johnson to the Universal Chronicle: or Weekly Gazette between 15 April 1758 and 5 April 1760. These papers are shorter and lighter than those of the Rambler, ...
Idler

Idler  

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Was published monthly from February 1892 to March 1911. Founded as a ‘gentleman's magazine’ for the newly educated white-collar class by Robert Barr, it was co-edited by Jerome K. Jerome ...
Jerome, Jerome K.

Jerome, Jerome K. (1859–1927)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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His most successful works include the play The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1907) and the novel

Jerome, Jerome K.

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1859–1927), British writer, born in Walsall, educated at Marylebone Grammar School, leaving at 14 to become a railway clerk. Later he worked as a schoolmaster, actor, and ... More
Jerome, Jerome K.

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The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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(1859–1927) married (1888) Georgina Henrietta Stanley Nesza. Son of a failed coal owner, he left school at fourteen to take up a clerkship with the London and North Western ... More
Jerome, Jerome K[lapka]

Jerome, Jerome K[lapka] (2 May 1859)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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(b. Walsall, W. Midlands, 2 May 1859; d. Northampton, 14 June 1927)

Playwright, actor and

Jerome, Jerome Klapka

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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(1859–1927),

English humorist, now chiefly remembered for his novel Three Men in a Boat, not to Mention the Dog...

John Oxenham

John Oxenham  

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pseud.:(1852–1941) married (1877) Margery Anderson (d. 1925).Born in Manchester, son of a wholesale grocer, he was educated at Old Trafford School and Victoria University, Manchester. His parents ...
Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Johnston Forbes-Robertson  

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(b. London, 16 Jan. 1853; d. St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, 6 Nov. 1937)Actor–manager. Forbes-Robertson first made a name for himself in Gilbert's Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith (1876). His fine ...
Orosius

Orosius  

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(fl. early 5th century), a priest of Tarragona in Spain, disciple of St Augustine and friend of St Jerome, author of the Historia Adversos Paganos, a universal history and geography which was ...
Pelagius

Pelagius  

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Early 5th‐cent. Christian theologian of British or Irish extraction. Pelagius travelled to Rome as a monk c.ad 400 and was deeply disappointed by the lax moral standards there. He preached that ...
Robert Barr

Robert Barr  

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(1850–1912) married (1876) Eva Bennett.Born in Scotland, he moved to Canada at the age of four. His output was prolific; much of his early work was journalistic in nature. ...
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suburb  

The outer part of a city or urban area, close to the urban–rural boundary, with limited commercial land use and low‐density residential development. Also known as suburbia. See also exurbia.

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