Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies

Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies

Jerome k. Jerome Jerome k. Jerome


In this funny short story from British humorist Jerome K. Jerome, the formidable Mrs. Korner contemplates gender roles, and her henpecked husband tries to live up to her expectations. Though originally published in 1904, Jerome's canny take on the war between the sexes still rings true today.
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Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humourist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889). Jerome was born in Walsall, Staffordshire in 1859, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. He left school aged fourteen to become a railway clerk, the first of a long line of jobs which included acting, teaching and journalism. His first book On Stage and Off, a collection of humorous pieces about the theatre, was well received on its publication 1885 and was followed by The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886), his most famous work, Three Men in a Boat (1890) and its sequel Three Men on the Bummel (1900). In 1892 Jerome, together with some friends, founded The Idler, an illustrated...More

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