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Three Men in a Boat is one of the most popular English travelogues, having never been out of print since its publication in 1889 and causing its publisher to comment, “I cannot imagine what becomes of all the copies of that book I issue. I often think the public must eat them.”
The novel itself is a brisk, light-hearted, and funny account of a two-week boating holiday taken by three friends up the Thames river. Jerome is a sort of everyman narrator, and even the stodgiest reader can sympathize with at least some of the situations and conundrums he and his friends find themselves in during their adventure.
Interspersed between comic moments are slightly more serious descriptions of the picturesque villages and landscape the friends explore, making Three Men in a Boat not just a comic novel but an actual account of the life, times, and land of late 19th century greater London.
About the Author: Jerome K. Jerome was born in Walsall, Staffordshire in 1859, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. He left school aged fourteen to become a railway clerk, the first of a long line of jobs which included acting, teaching and journalism. His first book On Stage and Off, a collection of humorous pieces about the theatre, was well received on its publication 1885 and was followed by The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886), his most famous work, Three Men in a Boat (1890) and its sequel Three Men on the Bummel (1900). In 1892 Jerome, together with some friends, founded The Idler, an illustrated monthly magazine which gained a reputation for publishing humorous work. When the magazine folded, Jerome turned to the theatre again and became well-known as a playwright. He died in 1927.
Title: Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the ...
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description C.Chivers, 1979. Book Condition: Good. Large type edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP27662042
Book Description Cedric Chivers Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1979. Cloth Bound. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1979. LARGE PRINT, VERY GOOD in a VERY GOOD dust-jacket with a few small marks/scuffs/creases that are pretty hard to notice. Why on Amazon do many sellers not describe their actual book? Buy with confidence from an old established Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop Maynard & Bradley in the centre of Leicester PBFA (now lapsed) and CAMBO members for many years. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks and Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard and Bradley CAMBO and PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. 0116 253 2712 Size: 150 x 230 mm. 314 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0859974030. ISBN/EAN: 9780859974035. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15266. Bookseller Inventory # 15266
Book Description C.Chivers, 1979. Book Condition: Good. Large type edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP36887093