Three Men In a Boat

by Jerome K. Jerome

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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. 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. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers – the jokes seem fresh and witty even today. The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator Jerome K. Jerome) and two real-life friends, George Wingrave (who would become a senior manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom Jerome often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional but, "as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all Englishmen, contains an element of the dog." The trip is a typical boating holiday of the time in a Thames camping skiff. This was just after commercial boat traffic on the Upper Thames had died out, replaced by the 1880s craze for boating as a leisure activity. Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927) was an English writer and humourist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1887). Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat, and several other novels.



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price: $5.73
bound: 120 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 8, 2017)
lang: English
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isbn: 1546580999, 978-1546580997,
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Three Men In a Boat
He never did care for the river, did MontmorencyShe said that the people at the Stores had no right to allow great savage things like those other dogs to be put with respectable people’s dogs, and that she had a great mind to summon somebodyWhere the thousands upon thousands of bad sailors that swarm in every ship hide themselves when they are on land is a mysteryThat is the only suggestion I can offerOne of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers the jokes seem fresh and witty even today.[2]Certainly, had I been one of the Barons, at the time, I should have strongly urged upon my comrades the advisability of our getting such a slippery customer as King John on to the island, where there was less chance of surprises and tricksIt made them nervous and excited, and they stepped on things, and put things behind them, and then couldn’t find them when they wanted them; and they packed the pies at the bottom, and put heavy things on top, and smashed the pies in

We got a big Gladstone for the clothes, and a couple of hampers for the victuals and the cooking utensilsIt was where the tow-path shelves gently down into the water, and we were camping on the opposite bank, noticing things in generaldescribes a few more local points of interest, and the two men reunite with George in SheppertonHarris kept on turning to the right, but it seemed a long way, and his cousin said he supposed it was a very big maze^ Jerome, Jerome (1909)Your first impression is that the end of the world has come; and then you think that this cannot be, and that it is thieves and murderers, or else fire, and this opinion you express in the usual methodThen we all got mad

And then “cox” threw both rudder lines over-board, and burst into tearsIt was his air of seriousness, almost of pathos, that made it so irresistibly amusingHe said:Then we discussed the food questionAn accidental one, tooThey appear to be a trying instrument to perform upon“Oh, I’ll soon show you,” he cried; “it’s rare fun! You lie down on your—I mean you lean over the bank, you know, and sloush the things about in the water.”He, on the contrary is yearning to take you by the hand, and talk to you^ Jerome, Jerome (1982)“I’ll have half-a-crown’s worth of brandy, neat, if you please, miss,” he responded

“No—six,” because I wanted to write some lettersGeorge said it was a wicked shame of Mrs“Ain’t you going to put the boots in?” said HarrisAnd she would catch hold of it, and shake it quite brutallyCHAPTER IIIWhy should I? We have graves of our own, our family hasYou must all join in the chorus, you know.”But this is not Heart of Darkness, and the river is not the Congo 5d8a9798ff

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