Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel

Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel

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Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex.

Three Men in a Boat is a comic classic. When it first appeared in 1889 it became a best seller, and has remained popular ever since. This motley novel has not only been translated into many languages but has also been staged, filmed, televised and imitated. The adventures and misfortunes on the Thames of the three English friends and their pugnacious dog, Montmorency, provide rich humour, shrewd observations, lyrical reflections, and, predominantly, genially ironic perceptions of human fallibility.

The sequel, Three Men on the Bummel, reunites the three friends for their `Bummel' (`roaming or wandering') through Germany. The results vary from the seductively titillating to the outrageously farcical; and subsequent history has laden the narrative with ironies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 212g
  • Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1853260517
  • 9781853260513
  • 44,188

About Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927), geb. in der mittelenglischen Grafschaft Staffordshire, arbeitete zunächst bei der Eisenbahn, dann als Reporter und Schauspieler. Er war Mitherausgeber des 'Idler' und verfasste populäre humoristische Erzählungen.
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"Three Men in a Boat" is a hilarious volume, filled with boating adventures and witty ramblings. It all begins when a trio of grown men "decide" they are quite ill and that a sea trip is just the thing to cure them. If you don't mind casting away with a coterie of half-lunatics, then you're in for a treat. The self-diagnosis of various ailments gets a person chuckling. The ridiculous arguments get a person guffawing. The trailing stories that the main character tells get a person outright laughing. The descriptions of England and the curiosities that the trio encountered are just delightful. The bizarre antics of three crazy men (and a dog) are splendid. Everything is precisely British, and oh!---how I wish for a nice row down the Thames right about more
by Tarissa
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