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Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927), an English humourist, was born in Walsall, Straffordshire on May 2, 1859.

Jerome was the fourth child of his parents, Jerome Clapp and Marguerite Jones. He had two sisters, Paulina and Blandina, and a brother Milton. The family was under a financial ruin due to ill investments in local mining industry. He had to quit his studies and take up a job at the London and North Western Railway.

In 1888, he married Geogiana Elizabeth Henriatta Stanley Marris. They went for the honeymoon on the Thames ‘in a little boat’. This has been a major influence on the novel, ‘Three Men in a Boat’. In the novel, his wife was replaced by his real life friends, George Wingrave and Carl Hentschel. The book turned out to be an immense success in 1889. It was succeeded by a sequel, ‘Three Men on the Bummel’.

In 1927, Jerome suffered a paralytic stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage. He died on June 14 at Northampton Hospital. A museum at Walsall is dedicated to his life and works.

Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927), an Engl…

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