Light Freights

By: W. W. Jacobs
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Light Freights" by W. W. Jacobs is a collection of humorous short stories that epitomize British literature's wit and charm. Set against the backdrop of maritime life, these tales offer seafaring adventures filled with ironic twists and comedic scenarios. Within the merchant navy and among ship crews, Jacobs crafts character-driven narratives that delve into the quirks and foibles of sailors and passengers alike. Through his keen sense of comedy and irony, he navigates the complexities of nautical life with ease, offering readers a glimpse into the camaraderie and chaos that characterize life at sea. Each story is a masterful blend of humor and insight, inviting literary analysis into the deeper layers of human nature and social dynamics. Jacobs' skillful storytelling keeps readers entertained while subtly commenting on the absurdities of everyday life. With its witty dialogue, unexpected twists, and vivid portrayals of characters and settings, "Light Freights" stands as a classic example of humorous fiction that continues to captivate audiences with its timeless charm and enduring appeal.

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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: 164 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363055574
  • ISBN-13: 9789363055575
  • Item Weight: 213.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.39mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Humorous