Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel

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Three Men in a Boat describes a comic expedition up the Thames to Oxford, depicted with irresistibly genial humour by 'J'. As the fashionable late-1880s steam-launches of river swells encounter the hired skiffs of city clerks, áJ' presents a medley of social vignettes, farcical incidents, descriptions of river fashions, and reflections on the river's history. His gently skewed vision of a world in which things continually turn out rather differently than expected is continued in Three Men on the Bummel. The now ...
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Overview

Three Men in a Boat describes a comic expedition up the Thames to Oxford, depicted with irresistibly genial humour by 'J'. As the fashionable late-1880s steam-launches of river swells encounter the hired skiffs of city clerks, áJ' presents a medley of social vignettes, farcical incidents, descriptions of river fashions, and reflections on the river's history. His gently skewed vision of a world in which things continually turn out rather differently than expected is continued in Three Men on the Bummel. The now middle-aged friends embark on a cycling tour in the Black Forest, and the new bicycling craze affords Jerome the opportunity for a light-hearted scrutiny of German social customs at a time of increasing preoccupation with a country he loved. This double-volume edition places two of the most popular works in English literature in the light of Jerome's varied career, illuminating their social context and enduring appeal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140437508
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 953,228
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Harvey is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Reading.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Jerome K. Jerome
Three Men in a Boat 1
Three Men on the Bummel 161
Explanatory Notes 325
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2001

    What a joy!

    What a timeless, light, enchanting, and hysterically funny book to which you will be coming back over and over and over. The genious description of events leaves just enough imagination to make you laugh till your tears come out. Or, it is just me..?

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