A Master Of Craft

By: W. W. Jacobs
Published By: Double9 Books
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A Master of Craft by W. W. Jacobs is a witty maritime fiction short story, renowned for its humorous portrayal of British literature. Set against the backdrop of nautical settings, the narrative delves into the intricacies of ship life with vivid characterization and cunning plot twists. The story follows the exploits of the protagonist, the titular 'Master of Craft,' whose adventures unfold with a blend of humor and irony. Jacobs' skillful use of satire adds depth to the narrative, offering a subtle commentary on society and human nature. Through cleverly crafted plot intricacies, readers are drawn into a world of adventure and mischief, where the protagonist's cunning maneuvers often lead to unexpected outcomes. Ship life serves as both backdrop and catalyst for the unfolding events, enriching the story with its authenticity and maritime flavor. As the story unfolds, readers are treated to a delightful exploration of character dynamics and the art of storytelling. With its sharp wit and engaging narrative style, 'A Master of Craft' stands as a timeless example of Jacobs' mastery in crafting short stories that entertain and provoke thought in equal measure."

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W. W. Jacobs

William Wymark Jacobs was an English writer of short fiction and play. He is best known for his novella "The Monkey's Paw". He was born in 1863 at 5, Crombie's Row, Mile End Old Town (not Wapping, as is commonly said), London, to William Gage Jacobs, a wharf manager, and his wife Sophia. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, "the young Jacobs spent much time on Thames-side, growing familiar with the life of the neighbourhood" and "ran wild in Wapping" since his father managed the South Devon wharf in Lower East Smithfield, by the St Katherine Docks. William and his siblings were young when their mother died. Their father later married his housekeeper and had seven additional children. In 1879, Jacobs started working as a clerk at the Post Office Savings Bank. By 1885, he had published his first short story, but success was delayed. In 1898, Arnold Bennett was surprised to learn that Jacobs had turned down £50 for six short stories. He was financially stable enough to leave the post office in 1899.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 188pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057755
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057753
  • Item Weight: 244.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.6mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories