Jerome Klapka Jerome, son of Jerome Clapp Jerome, began
his working life as a railway clerk at the age of
Successively assistant schoolmaster, clerk,
actor and journalist, his first novel, On Stage and Off,
was published in 1888, followed by The Idle Thoughts of an
Idle Fellow in 1889, his first literary success.
same year, he published his most famous novel: Three Men
In A Boat