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The Man of Science (short story)

  • Also Known As: A Ghost Story
  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 5 pages

The Man of Science is a 1892 short story by English author and playwrite, Jerome K Jerome. The tale begins with this paragraph:

I met a man in the Strand one day that I knew very well, as I thought, though I had not seen him for years. We walked together to Charing Cross, and there we shook hands and parted. Next morning, I spoke of this meeting to a mutual friend, and then I learnt, for the first time, that the man had died six months before.
It is very similar to Graham Greenes's first idea for what would become The Third Man:
I had paid my last farewell to Harry a week ago, when his coffin was lowered into the frozen February ground, so that it was with incredulity that I saw him pass by, without a sign of recognition, among the host of strangers in the Strand.
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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1892/09/00 Jerome K Jerome Author "The Man of Science" is published in the September issue of the magazine The Idler as part of the serial Novel Notes.

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Particulars for The Man of Science (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Paranormal Supernatural manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature
Literary Attribute Victorian Ghost Story supernatural stories of mystery, atmospheric settings, but typically not horror or violent

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Original Language: English



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