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Jerome, Jerome K.: Six Splendid Essays (Illustrated). v1. 26 May 2012
By the author of “Three Men in a Boat,” “Three Men on the Bummel,” “The Diary of a Pilgrimage,” “Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow,” “Stage-Land,” etc.
These are taken from the Henry Holt & Co. 1891 edition of “Diary of a Pilgrimage,” whose introductory page states: “Diary of a Pilgrimage, to every purchaser of which are also given away in this volume Six Splendid Essays by the same author.” The phrase seems apt, and is hereby adopted as the title for this collection. The splendid six are: ‘Dreams,’ ‘Clocks,’ ‘Evergreens,’ ‘Tea-kettles,’ ‘A Pathetic Story,’ and ‘The New Utopia.’
The author addresses his subjects with satirical humor, segues into philosophical musings and tart social commentary, and back into total hilarity. The reader finds himself nodding in agreement, shaking his head in disbelief, wincing in recognition, and holding his sides as he gasps with laughter — very nearly a full-body experience.
Here is the beginning passage from ‘Tea-kettles.’
43 half-page illustrations. Embedded fonts for titles and drop-caps. "No-wrap" version uses large caps and centers the illustrations. Another attempt to Anglicise spelling. Please do report any errors you find.
Enjoy! I think you'll find some laughs.
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