In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories

Author: Robert Barr
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473371929
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In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories from the Author: Robert Barr. This early work by Robert Barr was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. “In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories” is a nautical collection of thirteen short stories by one of the most famous writers in his day. Robert Barr was born on 16th September 1849 in Glasgow, Scotland, but he and his parents emigrated to Upper Canada when he was just four years old. He attended Toronto Normal School to train as a teacher and this career path led him to become headmaster of the Central School of Windsor, Ontario. During his time as a headteacher he began to contribute short stories to the Detroit Free Press, a publication for whom he left the teaching profession to become a staff member in 1876. He wrote for them under the pseudonym “Luke Sharp”, a name he found amusing on a sign reading “Luke Sharpe, Undertaker” that he used to pass on his daily commute to work. He eventually rose to the position of news editor at the publication. In 1881 he left Canada for London to establish a weekly English edition of the Detroit Free Press. He remained in England to found The Idler, a monthly magazine he collaborated on with the popular humourist Jerome K. Jerome. During the 1890's he began to increase his literary production, writing mainly in the popular crime genre of the day. The success of his contemporary, Arthur Conan Doyle, and his super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, inspired him to write the first Holmes parody “The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs”. Despite this jibe Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Robert Barr died from heart disease on October 21, 1912, at his home in Woldingham, a small village to the south-east of London.

In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories By

Author: Robert Barr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537522852
Size: 67.62 MB
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In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories By from the Author: Robert Barr. Description This is a story book. When Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were becoming well known, Barr published in the Idler the first Holmes parody, 'The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs' (1892), a spoof that was continued a decade later in another Barr story, 'The Adventure of the Second Swag' (1904). Despite the jibe at the growing Holmes phenomenon Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Doyle describes him in his memoirs Memories and Adventures as, 'a volcanic Anglo - or rather Scot American, with a violent manner, a wealth of strong adjectivesz, and one of the kindest natures underneath it all.

In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories Webster S French Thesaurus Edition

Author: Robert Barr
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780497988593
Size: 48.89 MB
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In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories Webster S French Thesaurus Edition from the Author: Robert Barr. Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

The Sins Of Childhood Other Stories

Author: Bolesław Prus
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810114623
Size: 77.27 MB
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The Sins Of Childhood Other Stories from the Author: Bolesław Prus. This is the first English-language collection of stories by the nineteenth-century writer Boleslaw Prus, who has been called the greatest Polish novelist of all time. While some of his major novels have been translated into English, there has been no definitive collection of his short fiction until now. This new work, containing twelve of Prus's classic shorter pieces, explores the full range of his talent - the depth of thought, human warmth, accuracy of observation, and technical excellence for which he has been justly praised. The stories range in tone from the whimsical ("Stas's Little Adventure") to the tragic ("The Waistcoat"), and are peopled with intriguing characters in settings from nineteenth-century Warsaw to Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. Even the natural world doesn't escape Prus's eye for detail: the lives of humans are as influenced by the growth patterns of fungi as by the bite of a deadly spider. Prus's deep compassion for the human condition and his profound understanding of human joy and suffering run throughout this collection. In all the stories, the tightness of construction is matched by a deceptive simplicity of language. Prus's vocabulary is chosen with immense care, though it flows with a rare naturalness. He is sentimental without being maudlin, comic without being cruel, and metaphysical without being pretentious. It is not without reason that he is known as one of the greatest stylists Poland has produced.

The Short End Of The Stick And Other Stories

Author: Irving Shulman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595009956
Size: 19.62 MB
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The Short End Of The Stick And Other Stories from the Author: Irving Shulman. These nine stories—many of them in novella length—display the entire scope of The Amboy Dukes, author Irving Shulman's unique style. Each offers a highly individual look at a segment of experience—caught mercilessly, ruthlessly explored, and with overtones that echo long after the reader has reached the end of the last page. Titles include: “Tears to Drown the Wind,” “Every Job's an Education” and “Your Hands Entrap my Quivering Heart”.

Birds Of Fortune And Other Stories

Author: Wando Wande
Publisher: Crazyfish Olefish Press
ISBN:
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Birds Of Fortune And Other Stories from the Author: Wando Wande. A collection of fantastical short stories for your perusal: Vignettes on love, pigeons, and death, especially death. A lady divided on an existential quandary; there's a gun somewhere. A little boy and his ghost bird friend try to find a way home and intact. A physicist and her serial killer boyfriend. Two grannies outdoing each other over a magical purse.