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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 ...
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. ...
suburb

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.
Tertullian

Tertullian  

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(c. 160–c. 240),early Christian theologian. His writings include Christian apologetics and attacks on pagan idolatry and Gnosticism. He later joined the Montanists, urging asceticism and venerating ...
Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre  

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London, in the Strand. Built in 1870 for David James (1839–93) and two other actors, it held over 1,000, opening with Andrew Halliday's comedy For Love or Money. It had ...
Vulgate

Vulgate  

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The principal Latin version of the Bible, prepared mainly by St Jerome in the late 4th century, and (as revised in 1592) adopted as the official text for the Roman Catholic Church. The name comes ...
W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs  

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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 ...
William Pett Ridge

William Pett Ridge  

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(1857–1930) married (1909) Olga Hentschel.Born at Chartham and educated at Marden, both in Kent, he became a clerk in the Civil Service, and later in the Continental goods office ...

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