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by Jerome K Jerome

  • ISBN: 0826400183
  • Author: Jerome K Jerome
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Continuum (1980)
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  • Category: Fiction
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Three men in a boat ( to say nothing of the dog ). by jerome k. jerome. Author of "Idle thoughts of an idle fellow," "Stage land," etc. Illustrations by A. Frederics. I remember going to the British Museum oneday to read up the treatment for some slight ailment of which I had atouch-hay fever, I fancy it was. I got down the book, and read all Icame to read; and then, in an unthinking moment, I idly turned theleaves, and began to indolently study diseases, generally.

The men make arrangements for the trip. They decide to bring a cover for the boat so they can sleep in it, rather than bringing a tent or staying in inns. They soon decide to abandon the boat and spend the rest of the trip at an inn. They compile a long list of items to bring, but quickly realize that they should only pack the essentials. Although they are friends, J. seems to dislike Harris, and compares him at length to . s incompetent Uncle Podger.

Harris said there was nothing like a swim before breakfast to give you an appetite My friend was detained in Liverpool longer than he expected; and, three days later, as he hadn’t returned home, his wife called on me.

Harris said there was nothing like a swim before breakfast to give you an appetite. He said it always gave him an appetite. My friend was detained in Liverpool longer than he expected; and, three days later, as he hadn’t returned home, his wife called on me.

Three Men in a BoatPaperback. It's difficult to say why the book is so entertaining, except that the humor is sly and yet very realistic. THREE MEN IN A BOAT was published in 1889, was an immediate hit, and has never been out of print. After hearing about it all my life, I finally got around to reading it several years ago and am so glad to have it on my Kindle. Although styles in clothing, food, and camping gear have changed dramatically, three guys setting out on such a trip today would have pretty much the same mix-ups, snafus, and snits as this trio. Human nature hasn't changed.

Three Men in a Boat was originally meant to be a serious piece of travel writing, full of local flavors, legends . One of the most delightful examples of Victorian humor, this book by Jerome K Jerome is all the way a fun cruise down the Thames River with some funny characters for company.

Three Men in a Boat was originally meant to be a serious piece of travel writing, full of local flavors, legends and folklore about England's mighty river. As it turned out, somewhere along the way, the author Jerome found himself catapulted into a madcap adventure. The plot is relatively simple. Three Men in a Boat was originally meant to be a serious piece of travel writing, full of local flavors, legends and folklore about England's mighty river.

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Teonyo
The question of why some books "date" while some remain relevant and readable is one that has long puzzled writers, critics, and readers. THREE MEN IN A BOAT was published in 1889, was an immediate hit, and has never been out of print. After hearing about it all my life, I finally got around to reading it several years ago and am so glad to have it on my Kindle.

The author acquired his odd name from his father, who changed his own name from Jerome Clapp to Jerome Clapp Jerome and named his son after himself. At some stage the son changed his middle name to Klapa. The family was impoverished after the father's early death and the son received little education. At various times he worked for the railroad, as an actor, as a school teacher, and as a law clerk. He started writing humorous essays in the early 1880's and had several books of collected essays published. He hit the jackpot when he wrote THREE MEN IN A BOAT which (oddly enough) was actually based on his honeymoon on a small boat on the Thames River.

Either Mrs. Jerome didn't care to be featured in a book or her husband figured that he could get more comic situations out of a stag party. Whatever the reason, the characters are the narrator, his friends Harris and George, and Montmorency - a fox terrier who thinks he's a Great Dane. The three young men are all suffering from a variety of imaginary ailments (Montmorency is in fine fettle) and decide that they will spend their holidays sailing up the Thames.

It's difficult to say why the book is so entertaining, except that the humor is sly and yet very realistic. Although styles in clothing, food, and camping gear have changed dramatically, three guys setting out on such a trip today would have pretty much the same mix-ups, snafus, and snits as this trio. Human nature hasn't changed. This book was such a hit that the leisure activity of boating on the Thames became wildly popular and has been so ever since. Today, England has restored many of the canals that moved goods in past centuries and boating trips and even living permanently on boats is a huge industry. This author was never able to replicate his success in his later books, but he definitely left his mark. If you haven't read this one, you should.
Sermak Light
You have to appreciate this one as a product of its time period, but it's pretty funny on those grounds. It's not really the travel part that's so entertaining, but all the random conversations and stories along the way. There are some serious ones along the way as well, including one about a woman who threw herself in the river that was treated gently.

Example: "Cæsar, like, in later years, Elizabeth, seems to have stopped everywhere; only he was more respectable than good Queen Bess; he didn’t put up at the public-houses."

"In later years, Reading seems to have been regarded as a handy place to run down to, when matters were becoming unpleasant in London. Parliament generally rushed off to Reading whenever there was a plague on at Westminster; and, in 1625, the Law followed suit, and all the courts were held at Reading. It must have been worth while having a mere ordinary plague now and then in London to get rid of both the lawyers and the Parliament"
Fato
A writer of a Kindle book recommended this old book for its humor, so I bought the Kindle version for 99 cents. True to the title, it is about three men, including the author, who go boating on England's waterways for a few weeks' vacation ("holiday" they would call it in England). The three pass through beautiful countryside, meet interesting people, and see some nearby towns quite interesting historically. I could imagine these excursions because I have visited England and on one visit saw one of their canals, including a lock that one man could open and close using a huge lever. What makes this book an enjoyable read, however, is its droll British humor. I come from New England and like dry humor, so I much enjoyed the book. I give it four stars, not five, however, because I don't think all readers would find this kind humor as scintillating as I did. Some of the humor is about the three themselves, each of whom thinks he does more work than the others; some is about various "characters" they meet, and some about the scrapes they get into. The boats they rent are propelled by various means, often alternating: flow of the river or stream, tow rope (with one or more of them pulling), oars and rigged-up sail. They prepare many of their meals en route, often botching the job, which is usually "the other fellow's fault." They get soaked at times either from the rain or by falling overboard. And from time to time, where there are onlookers, they become the object of public ridicule. Good read for many chuckles if you like the British humor.

About halfway through the book there is a beautiful thought expressed by the writer, seemingly out of context with the humorous story, arising more or less on its own. It reveals a sublime depth in the writer I would not otherwise have known: "... And we know that Pain and Sorrow are but the angels of God. Only those who have worn the crown of suffering can look upon that wondrous light; and they, when they return, may not speak of it, or tell the mystery they know" (pp 1393--97 of Kindle story).

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