“The Weaker Vessel” and “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs

I thought it might be time to escape a little. While “The Monkey’s Paw” is a horror story and his most famous piece, “The Weaker Vessel” is a clever and humorous story. As a matter of fact, most of his body of work is humorous, except “The Monkey’s Paw”. It is said that Jacobs’ stories were elegant, emotional, and disturbing. And “his characters are almost solely middle or lower-middle class, and their blue-collared anxieties, ambitions, and resentment stoke the emotional furnaces that propel his writings.” Enjoy!

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