Weeds: A Story in Seven Chapters [annotated] Jerome K. Jerome

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Published: October 25th 2012

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106 pages


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Weeds: A Story in Seven Chapters [annotated]  by  Jerome K. Jerome

Weeds: A Story in Seven Chapters [annotated] by Jerome K. Jerome
October 25th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 106 pages | ISBN: | 6.15 Mb

First published anonymously in 1892, Weeds marked a significant departure from the humour that made Jerome K. Jerome famous. This disturbing story of sexual corruption shows marital fidelity as a perpetual struggle, with Dick Selwyn falling for theMoreFirst published anonymously in 1892, Weeds marked a significant departure from the humour that made Jerome K. Jerome famous. This disturbing story of sexual corruption shows marital fidelity as a perpetual struggle, with Dick Selwyn falling for the attractions of his wife’s young cousin, Jessie.

The link between mental and physical corruption is sustained through a central metaphor of a weed-infested garden, which perishes through neglect.With its radical ending, this story of the dark side of passion casts an important light on late-nineteenth-century sexual politics and gender ideology. Jerome engages with contemporary debates on degeneration and the emergence of the New Woman, offering a powerful evocation of fin-de-siècle society.Jerome’s publisher Arrowsmith was nervous about the book’s frank portrayal of adultery and it was never available for general sale during his lifetime.

This new edition, with a critical introduction, bibliography and explanatory footnotes by Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton, reconsiders Jerome K. Jerome’s important and neglected work.



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