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Isbn: 978-87-2826-356-3
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Literary essays Humour Science
Accessible since: April 2023



"There are two kinds of clocks. There is the clock that is always wrong, and that knows it is wrong, and glories in it; and there is the clock that is always right—except when you rely upon it, and then it is more wrong than you would think a clock could be in a civilized country." – Jerome K. Jerome, ‘Clocks’.

In Jerome K. Jerome’s short, humorous essay, ‘Clocks’, the writer uses observational comedy – that will be enjoyed by fans of stand-up comedians or shows like ‘Friday Night Dinner’ – to explore the role of clocks in his life as a writer.

The essay ‘Clocks’ will delight anyone looking for a short, fun, and thought-provoking read.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859 –1927) was an English novelist, humourist, and playwright, best known for his hugely successful comic masterpiece ‘Three Men in a Boat’ (1889), which was inspired by his honeymoon on the river Thames.

It has since been adapted on numerous occasions, including the BBC TV series starring Tim Curry and Michael Palin.

His works include the essay collections ‘Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow’ (1886) and ‘Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow’. The novel ‘Three Men on the Bummel’, a sequel to ´Three Men in a Boat´, and the play ‘The Passing of the Third Floor Back’ (1908).

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