Jerome K(lapka) Jerome Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 12 pages of information about the life of Jerome K(lapka) Jerome.
This section contains 3,405 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Jerome K(lapka) Jerome Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography on Jerome K(lapka) Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome was a popular turn-of-the-century humorist. He was a born storyteller, and his works often began as anecdotes that he developed into short stories, plays, essays, or novels. He sometimes used his short stories as the initial embodiments of themes or moral twists that he later transferred to the stage. Often the lack of character development in his short fiction can be attributed to the fact that he was writing a synopsis or abstract to be fleshed out later in another genre, usually drama. Certainly the story "The Passing of the Third Floor Back" (1907) seems slight compared to the treatment given in the play of the same name, even though critics of the day still thought the stage characters stiff and flat. In this sense Jerome is a better playwright than a short-story writer. But many of his short stories seem to be written...

(read more)

This section contains 3,405 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Jerome K(lapka) Jerome Biography
Copyrights
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Jerome K(lapka) Jerome from Dictionary of Literary Biography. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook