Three Men in a Boat
To Say Nothing of the Dog
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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome Jerome
Book DescriptionA comic masterpiece that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat includes an introduction and notes by Jeremy Lewis in Penguin Classics. Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency. Three Men in a Boat was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian 'clerking classes', it hilariously captured the spirit of its age. In his introduction, Jeremy Lewis examines Jerome K. Jerome's life and times, and the changing world of Victorian England he depicts - from the rise of a new mass-culture of tabloids and bestselling novels to crazes for daytripping and bicycling. Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) was born in Walstall, Staffordshire, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. He left school at fourteen to become a railway clerk, the first in a long line of jobs that included actor, teacher and journalist. His first book, On Stage and Off, a collection of humorous pieces about the theatre, was published in 1885, and was followed the year after with the more commercially-successful The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; but it was with Three Men in a Boat (1889) that Jerome achieved lasting fame. He later went on to become one of the founders of the humorous magazine, The Idler, and continued to write articles and plays. If you enjoyed Three Men in a Boat, you might like Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm, also available in Penguin Classics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141441214
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerome Jerome
Three Men in a Boat - to Say Nothing of the Dog!, Paperback (April 2015)
Offers an account of an eccentric journey up the Thames by rowing boat. In this title, the erratic progress of J Harris, George and Montmorency the dog is peppered with incidents such as the struggle with the pineapple tin and Harris' run-in with the swans. It features illustrations that evoke the long, lazy days of one golden Victorian summer.
Three Men in a Boat, Paperback (April 2012)
Three men and a dog decide to head for a restful vacation on the Thames. Anticipating peace and leisure, they encounter, in fact, the joys of roughing it, of getting their boat stuck in locks, of being towed by amateurs, of having to eat their own cooking and, of course, of coping with the glorious English weather.
Other Jerome K. Jerome, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Jerome Jerome
Jerome K Jerome is without doubt best known today for his comic masterpiece "Three Men in a Boat". This work provides a selection from his other works demonstrative of the variety and brilliance of his writing. It is suitable for fans of "Three Men in a Boat" who want to find out more about its author's other works.
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Author Biography - Jerome Jerome
Jerome K Jerome (1859-1927) became an actor and published a couple of volumes of humorous pieces and light essays about the theatre. He achieved lasting fame with THREE MEN IN A BOAT. He later went on to become one of the founders of the humorous magazine, The Idler, and continued to write articles and plays. Jeremy Lewis has recently written a biography of Cyril Connolly and has edited the Raffles books.
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