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Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1) by Jerome K. JeromeA 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.
Three Men in a Boat Summary
The titular men of Jerome K. The men quickly struggle with the river environment, however, finding it difficult to control the boat, prepare their meals, and get…. The Victorian era saw the rapid rise of holidaying, pleasure-seeking, and self-improvement as ways for the emergent middle class to use their time. But as the text makes clear, leisure is not quite the clearly marked route to happiness that the characters hope for. Instead, these new pursuits come with their own pitfalls, ironically often creating, in….
Transcribed from the J. Arrowsmith edition by David Price, email ccx pglaf. Arrowsmith , 11 Quay Street. The chief beauty of this book lies not so much in its literary style , or in the extent and usefulness of the information it conveys , as in its simple truthfulness. Its pages form the record of events that really happened.
Three Men in a Boat:
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 have been praised as fresh and witty. 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 story begins by introducing George, Harris, Jerome always referred to as "J.
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. After some contemplation, they decide to spend a week rowing up the Thames with their dog, Montmorency. The men then make the necessary arrangements for the trip and choose to bring a cover for the boat and sleep in it, instead of carrying a tent or living at an inn.