The Monkey’s Paw

by W. W. Jacobs · Upper-Intermediate

‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is very often found in short story collections and has been translated into many languages. It is especially sad, therefore, that its author never became successful in his lifetime and died of cancer and hunger. This classic horror story uses the well-known formula of a charm that can give its owner three wishes, but he gets more and less than he hoped for (3,470 words).

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