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Jerome K. Jerome

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(1859–1927), achieved lasting fame with Three Men in a Boat (1889), the story of three young men and their dog who take a rowing holiday on the Thames. In 1892 Jerome and some ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Jerome K. ( Klapka Jerome Jerome ) ( 1859–1927 ) English humorist , actor , and dramatist . His most successful works include the play The Passing of the Third Floor Back ( 1907 ) and the novel Three Men in a Boat ( 1889...

Jerome, Jerome K.

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The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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..., Jerome K. [ Jerome Klapka Jerome ] ( 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 Railway before becoming a school master and an actor—his first publication, On the Stage and Off ( 1885 ) recounted his acting experiences, and he continued to draw on theatrical anecdotes in his humorous essays when he became a full-time writer. His most famous book, Three Men in a Boat ( 1889 ), the comic account of three young men's...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Jerome K. ( Jerome Klapka Jerome ) ( 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 journalist. On Stage and Off ( 1884 ) and The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow ( 1886 ) were both collections of humorous essays. Three Men in a Boat ( 1889 ), about a trio of young men and their dog on a boating holiday on the Thames, was immediately successful; Three Men on the Bummel ( 1900 ) recounted a tour of Germany with the same...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Jerome K. ( Klapka ) ( 1859–1927 ) Novelist , dramatist , and journalist . He achieved lasting fame with Three Men in a Boat ( 1889 ), the comic story of three young men and their dog who take a rowing holiday on the Thames, though Three Men on the Bummel ( 1900 ), describing a tour in Germany, was not a success. He also published essays, including On the Stage—and Off ( 1885 ) and Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow ( 1886 ); plays, including the well-received The Passing of the Third Floor Back ( 1908 ); and an autobiographical novel, Paul...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Jerome K. ( Klapka ) ( 1859–1927 ) Novelist , dramatist , and journalist , born in Walsall, Staffordshire, and educated at what was later renamed Marylebone Grammar School, London. He became an actor and published a volume of humorous pieces about the theatre, On the Stage—and Off ( 1885 ), and another collection of light essays, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow ( 1886 ); Barbara , the first of his many plays, was produced in the same year. He achieved lasting fame with Three Men in a Boat ( 1889 ), the comic story of three young men and their...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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...Jerome K. Jerome 1859 1927 English writer Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886). Compare Billings 1 ; Jerrold 1 . I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Three Men In a Boat , Chap. 3 (1889). As Jerome also wrote Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow , how appropriate that the inscription on his grave in St Mary's churchyard, Ewelme, Oxfordshire, is: ‘For we are labourers together with God’ (1 Corinthians...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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...0Jerome0K Jerome K. Jerome 1859 – 1927 English novelist and dramatist It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) ‘On Being Idle’ impossible to enjoy idling impossible to enjoy idling plenty of work to do The passing of the third floor back. title of story (1907) and play (1910) passing of the third floor passing of the third floor I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0JeromeK. Jerome K. Jerome 1859 – 1927 English writer It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) ‘On Being Idle’ impossible to enjoy idling plenty of work to do We drink one another's healths, and spoil our own. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) The weather is like the Government, always in the wrong. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889) It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion...

Jerome, Jerome K[lapka]

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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..., Jerome K[lapka] (b. Walsall, W. Midlands , 2 May 1859 ; d. Northampton , 14 June 1927 ) Playwright , actor and humorist , famous for his novel Three Men in a Boat ( 1889 ). Jerome's most successful play was The Passing of the Third Floor Back ( 1904 ), an enigmatic tale of a Christ-like tenement lodger who transforms the lives of his fellow tenants. His humorous reminiscences of late Victorian theatre are contained in Stageland ( 1889 ) and On the Stage and Off ( 1885 ). Ian...

Jerome, Jerome K. [Klapka]

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Jerome K. [Klapka] ( 1859–1927 ) British novelist , dramatist , and journalist The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow ( 1886 ) Non-Fiction Stage-Land ( 1889 ) Non-Fiction Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) ( 1889 ) Fiction Diary of a Pilgrimage (and Six Essays) ( 1891 ) Non-Fiction Told After Supper ( 1891 ) Fiction Short Stories Novel Notes ( 1893 ) Non-Fiction John Ingerfield, and Other Stories ( 1894 ) Fiction Short Stories Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green ( 1897 ) Fiction Short Stories The Second Thoughts of...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Jerome, Jerome K.

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Jerome K. Jerome

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(1859–1927),achieved lasting fame with Three Men in a Boat (1889), the story of three young men and their dog who take a rowing holiday on the Thames. In 1892 Jerome and some friends founded the ...
Introduction to the Apocrypha

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Martin Goodman

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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...voice was that of Jerome, who made much use of the HB in creating his new Latin translation, the Vulgate, in the early fifth century. Jerome was persuaded to include some of the apocrypha in the Vulgate on the grounds that these were popular books, but in the margins he marked as missing in the Hebrew the Additions to Daniel and Esther, and, although he translated Tobit and Judith, later MSS of the Vulgate imported into Jerome's corpus the Old Latin versions of the other books. This ambivalent attitude was best summed up by Jerome himself in the Prologues...

The New Testament

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David Parker

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

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...different from the Vulgate. The latter is associated with the name of Jerome, who undertook a translation in 382. In fact, what he did was to revise one of the many existing versions of the gospels. He does not seem to have translated, or rather, revised, any other part of the New Testament. What is known as the Vulgate was a collection of various other Old Latin versions of the rest of the New Testament into association with Jerome's gospels. The study and collection of the pre-Jerome versions is associated with the name of Pierre Sabatier (1682–1742), a...

Esther

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Carol Meyers and Carol Meyers

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...the Septuagint version of the late second or early first century bce . Those Greek Additions, lettered A to F, are interspersed throughout the book ( see ch. 42 , Esther (Greek)). They were placed together at the end of the canonical book, however, in the fourth century ce by Jerome in his revision of the Old Latin translation. English translations today place those Additions in the Apocrypha, although recent Roman Catholic editions integrate them with the Hebrew Esther. 2. The Septuagint text of Esther, with its additions as well as its omission of the many...

Colossians

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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP and Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...Colossians Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP Introduction A. Colossae. 1. The sparse unexcavated ruins of what had been a large and prosperous Hellenistic city are located in the valley of the river Lycus 12 miles east of Denzili in Turkey. Seleucid promotion of its neighbours Laodicea and Hierapolis in the third pre-Christian century ended Colossae's virtual monopoly of the wool production of the valley. None the less the cyclamen purple ( colossinus ) fleeces of Colossae (Pliny, Nat. Hist. 21.51) continued to rival the glossy black wool of Laodicea (Strabo, ...

Extra-canonical early Christian literature

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J. K. Elliott and J. K. Elliott

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...of the NT books did not concern themselves with the differences—sometimes quite significant differences—that existed between MSS. The Gospel according to Mark was commended without it being specified if ‘Mark’ was to be understood as containing 16:9–20 or not. Even Origen and Jerome, who were alert to textual variation, did not comment on such matters in the context of commending or rejecting certain Christian books. 11. Most of the differences that are readily observed when one compares the NT in the AV (KJV) and the RV (or most modern English versions)...

James

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Rainer Riesner and Rainer Riesner

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...The simple presentation of a certain ‘James’ as author in the prescript ( 1:1 ) may already point to the most famous bearer of this name in NT times, ‘James, the brother of the Lord’ ( cf. Jude 1 ). In the fourth century Helvidius made James out to be a blood brother of Jesus and Jerome considered him a cousin, but the second-century tradition thought of a step-brother stemming from an earlier marriage of Joseph ( Bauckham 1990 : 19–32 ). James did not follow Jesus ( Jn 7:5 ) and was converted only by an appearance of the risen Lord ( 1 Cor 15:7 ). As a...

18 Theories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual Criticism

18 Theories of Text, Editorial Theory, and Textual Criticism   Reference library

Marcus Walsh

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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6,054 words
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...of the ancient languages, and literary contexts. The earliest biblical textual scholars also had to deal with a plethora of non-original documents. The New Testament existed, in whole or in part, in some 5,000 Greek MSS, as well as in Latin versions and patristic quotation. St Jerome, author of the Vulgate Latin translation, was apparently conscious of the problems that arise in MS transcription, including the confusion of letters and of *abbreviations , transpositions, dittography, and scribal emendation. Humanist textual scholarship antedated printing....

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