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Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1) by Jerome K. Jerome

A comic masterpiece that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889, Jerome K. Jeromes 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. Jeromes 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.
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BBC Radio Drama - Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K Jerome

Though the men conceive of the trip as a return to nature, in which they can spend time embracing a simpler and purer life, packing turns out to be a complicated and drawn-out affair.
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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) Summary and Analysis of Preface and Chapters 1-3

Jerome introduces his book as being commendable nor for its style or relevance, but rather for its straightforward truth. He insists that the boat trip he details actually took place, and that the characters he speaks of are actual humans, not literary constructions. He believes that no other books can claim to be more truthful, and hopes that its simplicity helps his message come across more clearly. The narrator, J. The men, all hypochondriacs, are chatting about their latest illnesses, each man certain that he is in danger of death or serious disease.

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Schrijf een review. E-mail deze pagina. Auteur: Jerome K Jerome. Uitgever: Ratna Sagar. The book includes: a. Brief, well-written Introduction to the novel b.

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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, [2] 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 have been praised as fresh and witty.

Jerome, is a story about a boat trip that J. Three Men in a Boat starts with three friends named Jerome, George, and Harris smoking together in their apartment in London. They are all hypochondriacs and always talk about their illnesses. After doing some research on various diseases at the British Museum, J. The friends then make a plan of taking a vacation together as it would be good for their health.

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