The Monkey's Paw: Short Story

The Monkey's Paw: Short Story

by W. W. Jacobs

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When the White family comes into the possession of a monkey’s paw that magically grant wishes, they do what many people would do—they wish for money. But every wish has a consequence, and the White family finds they are completely unprepared for what comes next. The Monkey’s Paw is a classic horror tale that gives new meaning to the phrase “be careful what you wish for.”

The Monkey’s Paw has become a classic horror story and has been adapted numerous times, including into episodes of such popular television series as The X-Files, The Twilight Zone, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and Tales from the Crypt.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443432313
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 348,452
File size: 193 KB

About the Author

Born in Wapping, W.W. Jacobs was an English author of novels and short stories. Before finding the success to allow him to write full time, Jacobs worked as a civil servant for many years. While best known for his horror stories like “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Toll House”, much of Jacob’s work is actually humorous, including efforts like Many Cargoes, The Skipper’s Wooing, and Sea Urchins. His output of stories slowed greatly after the First World War, and Jacobs began to primarily write adaptations of his own short stories for the stage. Jacobs passed away in 1943.

Customer Reviews

The Monkey's Paw: Short Story 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I might have read this long ago but whatever the case I am glad I read it at least once and possibly twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Calmly eerie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great short story. Many more stories and movies have been created from this. A creepy story that will always stand the test of time. Be careful what you wish for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The monkey lost his pab because he had diabieties