Jerome K. Jerome is one of the best-known humorists of all time. Born in England in 1859, Jerome had a chequered career. He was—at various times, and with varying degrees of success—a stage actor, a solicitor’s clerk, a packer, a school teacher, playwright and newspaper editor. However, it was as an author that Jerome found fame, and his style influenced many later writers. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) is Jerome K. Jerome’s most famous work. He also wrote, among others, Three Men on the Bummel, the novel Paul Kelver, and his autobiography My Life and Times. Jerome K. Jerome died in 1927.