In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories

Author: Robert Barr
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473371929
Size: 53.59 MB
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This early work by Robert Barr was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. “In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories” is a nautical collection of thirteen short stories by one of the most famous writers in his day. Robert Barr was born on 16th September 1849 in Glasgow, Scotland, but he and his parents emigrated to Upper Canada when he was just four years old. He attended Toronto Normal School to train as a teacher and this career path led him to become headmaster of the Central School of Windsor, Ontario. During his time as a headteacher he began to contribute short stories to the Detroit Free Press, a publication for whom he left the teaching profession to become a staff member in 1876. He wrote for them under the pseudonym “Luke Sharp”, a name he found amusing on a sign reading “Luke Sharpe, Undertaker” that he used to pass on his daily commute to work. He eventually rose to the position of news editor at the publication. In 1881 he left Canada for London to establish a weekly English edition of the Detroit Free Press. He remained in England to found The Idler, a monthly magazine he collaborated on with the popular humourist Jerome K. Jerome. During the 1890's he began to increase his literary production, writing mainly in the popular crime genre of the day. The success of his contemporary, Arthur Conan Doyle, and his super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, inspired him to write the first Holmes parody “The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs”. Despite this jibe Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Robert Barr died from heart disease on October 21, 1912, at his home in Woldingham, a small village to the south-east of London.

In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories By

Author: Robert Barr
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537522852
Size: 76.46 MB
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Description This is a story book. When Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were becoming well known, Barr published in the Idler the first Holmes parody, 'The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs' (1892), a spoof that was continued a decade later in another Barr story, 'The Adventure of the Second Swag' (1904). Despite the jibe at the growing Holmes phenomenon Barr and Doyle remained on very good terms. Doyle describes him in his memoirs Memories and Adventures as, 'a volcanic Anglo - or rather Scot American, with a violent manner, a wealth of strong adjectivesz, and one of the kindest natures underneath it all.

In A Steamer Chair And Other Stories Webster S French Thesaurus Edition

Author: Robert Barr
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780497988593
Size: 28.21 MB
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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.