7th January 2021 at 1:08 pm #33198Brigitte LowtherParticipant
Hello and Happy New Year to the JKJ Society!
I am still curious about Jerome K. Jerome’s ghostly writings, which are many and listed on Wikipedia, yet I have been unable to reconcile two things about these stories. Firstly, that they are not mentioned here on this website, and secondly, that they were apparently all published from the late 1970’s up to about the year 2000. What I’m asking, again, since I received no response when I posted this question back in June 2019, is: Was Jerome K. Jerome the author of these particular stories which were posthumously published, or were they written and published under his name, and so falsely listed as being written by Jerome? This forum (and without much doubt would I be mistaken?) would be the best place for me to ask about this topic, and to expect an answer, or just some opinion of at least one member as well, yes? You all here, is there not one who takes this fact seriously enough to take a look at what I am presenting, not one of you finds this somewhat extraordinary observation of mine worthy of even the smallest investigation? I am surprised, but this is the internet, where many things turn out to be meaningless, yet they only do so for those who find the glaring light of truth much too unnecessary… she just doesn’t belong around here. Anyway, I thought I would ask one more time, since I came across this site accidentally this morning, and so not suspecting, nor now expecting, to ever receive a response. What would Jerome think about this?! Who cares?! Who knew??29th January 2021 at 11:21 am #33204UlfKParticipant
Jerome published one volume of ghost stories, but, being himself, they are not really ghost stories per se; rather they are very much ´tounge-in-cheek´ ghost stories. The volume is Told after Supper (1891), republished as After Supper Ghost Stories (and variations of this title). Some republishings claim to include not only TaS, but more material. I have not seen or read any of those.
Apart from this, I have seen a part of Novel Notes (1893) published separately as The Man of Science; it is a straight ghost story. Apart from this, I have not read anything ghastly by Jerome. (But I still haven’t read all he wrote, far from it.)
Do you know the titles of any of the volumes you are referring to? If so, one could google and perhaps find out what Jerome stories are included.
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