The Monkey's Paw

      W. W. Jacobs / Horror
The Monkeys Paw

When Sergeant Major Morris brings a mummified monkey's paw to the White family, they embrace it as a morbid curiosity. When they learn that an old Fakir has enchanted the paw, they continue to treat the thing lightly. But the workings of the paw, once set in motion, cannot be undone, no matter what they try.
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    The Money Box

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
The Money Box

The Money Box - Odd Craft, Part 1. is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    The Lady of the Barge and Others, Entire Collection

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
The Lady of the Barge and Others, Entire Collection

The Lady of the Barge and Others, Entire Collection is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    Odd Craft, Complete

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Odd Craft, Complete

Odd Craft, Complete is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    Deep Waters, the Entire Collection

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Deep Waters, the Entire Collection

Deep Waters, the Entire Collection is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    Night Watches

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Night Watches

Night Watches - Complete Series is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    Self-Help

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Self-Help

Self-Help - Sailor's Knots, Part 4. is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of W. W. (William Wymark) Jacobs then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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    The Old Man of the Sea

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
The Old Man of the Sea

"What I want you to do," said Mr. George Wright, as he leaned towards the old sailor, "is to be an uncle to me." "Aye, aye," said the mystified Mr. Kemp, pausing with a mug of beer midway to his lips. "A rich uncle," continued the young man, lowering his voice to prevent any keen ears in the next bar from acquiring useless knowledge. "An uncle from New Zealand, who is going to leave me all 'is money."
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    Many Cargoes

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Many Cargoes

William Wymark "W. W." Jacobs (8 September 1863 – 1 September 1943) was an English author of short stories and novels. Although much of his work was humorous, he is most famous for his horror story "The Monkey's Paw Jacobs was born in Wapping, London; his father was a wharf manager at the South Devon wharf at Lower East Smithfield. He was educated at a private school in London and later at Birkbeck College (then called Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution, now part of the University of London)In 1879, Jacobs began work as a clerk in the civil service, in the Post Office Savings Bank, and by 1885 he had his first short story published. His road to success was relatively slow: Arnold Bennett writing in 1898 was astonished that Jacobs turned down the sum of £500 for six short stories. Jacobs was financially secure enough to be able to leave the Post Office in 1899 Jacobs is now remembered for his macabre tale "The Monkey's Paw" (published 1902 in the collection of short stories The Lady of the Barge) and several other ghost stories, including "The Toll House" (published 1909 in the collection of short stories Sailors' Knots) and "Jerry Bundler" (published 1901 in the collection Light Freights). However, the majority of his output was humorous in tone. His favourite subjects were marine life: "men who go down to the sea in ships of moderate tonnage" said Punch, reviewing his first collection of stories, Many Cargoes, which achieved great popular success on its publication in 1896. Michael Sadleir described Jacobs' fiction thus: "he wrote stories of three kinds; describing the misadventures of sailor-men ashore; celebrating the artful dodger of a slow-witted village; and tales of the macabre
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    Sea Urchins

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Sea Urchins

W. W. Jacobs was a very popular English author of short stories at the turn of the 20th-century. Most of his tales had a humorous edge, though he revealed his dark side in one or two works. This particular collection contains 15 largely humorous short stories.
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    Ship's Company, the Entire Collection

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Ships Company, the Entire Collection

Mr. Jobson awoke with a Sundayish feeling, probably due to the fact that it was Bank Holiday. He had been aware, in a dim fashion, of the rising of Mrs. Jobson some time before, and in a semi-conscious condition had taken over a large slice of unoccupied territory. He stretched himself and yawned, and then, by an effort of will, threw off the clothes and springing out of bed reached for his trousers. He was an orderly man, and had hung them every night for over twenty years on the brass knob on his side of the bed. He had hung them there the night before, and now they had absconded with a pair of red braces just entering their teens. Instead, on a chair at the foot of the bed was a collection of garments that made him shudder. With trembling fingers he turned over a black tailcoat, a white waistcoat, and a pair of light check trousers. A white shirt, a collar, and tie kept them company, and, greatest outrage of all, a tall silk hat stood on its own band-box beside the chair. Mr. Jobson, fingering his bristly chin, stood: regarding the collection with a wan smile.
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    Short Cruises

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Short Cruises

Twelve Adventures at Sea From the Author of THE MONKEY'S PAW -- W.W. Jacobs is mostly remembered nowadays as the author of "The Monkey's Paw"; some folks recall that he also wrote other weird fiction. But the truth is that he was quite a versatile author -- Short Cruises isn't his only volume of sea fiction; and he wrote others as well. Included in this volume are "The Changeling," "Mixed Relations," "His Lordship," "Alf's Dream," "A Distant Relative," "The Test 83," "In the Family," "A Love-Knot," "Her Uncle," "The Dreamer," "Angels' Visits," and "A Circular Tour." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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    Light Freights

      W. W. Jacobs / Humor
Light Freights

Jacobs was born in Wapping, London; his father was a wharf manager at the South Devon wharf at Lower East Smithfield. He was educated at a private school in London and later at Birkbeck College (then called Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution, now part of the University of London) SEA URCHINS (15 STORIES) SPEAKING O' MONEY," SAID the night-watchman thoughtfully, as he selected an empty soapbox on the wharf for a seat, "the whole world would be different if we all 'ad more of it. It would be a brighter and a 'appier place for everybody." He broke off to open a small brass tobacco-box and place a little quid of tobacco tenderly into a pouch in his left cheek, critically observing at the same time the efforts of a somewhat large steamer to get alongside the next wharf without blocking up more than three parts of the river. He watched it as though the entire operation depended upon his attention, and, the steamer fast, he turned his eyes back again and resumed his theme.
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