Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!) (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!) (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Jerome K. Jerome, A. Frederics
     
 

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Three Men in a Boat is the hilarious story of three Victorian men's boating journey up the Thames River to Oxford, England--from the time they pack suitcases to their encounters with locals along the way. Set in London during the 1880s, the tale draws striking contrasts between the middle and upper classes, and is one of the greatest children's stories of all time.

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Three Men in a Boat is the hilarious story of three Victorian men's boating journey up the Thames River to Oxford, England--from the time they pack suitcases to their encounters with locals along the way. Set in London during the 1880s, the tale draws striking contrasts between the middle and upper classes, and is one of the greatest children's stories of all time. The book is beautifully illustrated in color by well-known artist Paul Cox, and it is complete and unabridged.

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ISBN-13:
9780760757567
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/17/2004
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.52(d)

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Three Men in a Boat 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
bookbearTN More than 1 year ago
This title came to me from a book store in Durham NC. They were about to have a local author review it. The thing that interested me most is that it was published 120 yrs. ago and has Never been out of print. Yet, it is just as interesting now as it was then. The one major drawback for me was that the book didn't include a map of the river area where the characters were boating. The author originally planned this book as a travel narrative. He decided that he should add some characters to make it more palatable. He added himself and a couple of friends. And the dog, which I didn't think added appreciably to the book, regardless of the cover blurb. What he winds up with is an interesting mish-mnash of travelogue and stream of consciousness chatter. Not boring. Mostly not laugh-out-loud. Just a nice fun read. Good hammock reading. A good pick to keep in your purse to read in waiting rooms and such.
Wunna More than 1 year ago
Every page of the book is fun to read. period.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been digitized from a print edition. It has so many typos it's not worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this as a present after I'd been raving about Connie Willis' 'To say Nothing of the Dog' and it is a very nice and comic book. It covers a trip up the Thames in 1888 (I think) and the adventures had. Possibly the funniest bit is the German singer and everyone laughing at his tragic song because someone tells them it's a comic song. It's worth the read.
Joel_M More than 1 year ago
I loved this classic tale of three Victorian slackers boating on the Thames. The first-person narration of their bumbling pleasure trip up and down the river is filled with dry humor, frequent rabbit trails, and the occasional overly-flowery Victorian paragraph. Jerome K. Jerome's humorous style has clearly influenced other British writers such as Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Terry Pratchett (Discworld). This is a must read of any fan of British humor.
DarlynneV More than 1 year ago
The story is great, a classic. But the digital formatting of this free edition makes the book hard to read. Spending .99 or 1.99 for a formatted copy would be worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He straightened himself up as he watched Talia enter the building, turning to follow the beautiful girl inside.
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InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
&quot;Three Men in a Boat&quot; is a hilarious volume, filled with boating adventures and witty ramblings. It all begins when a trio of grown men &quot;decide&quot; 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 now.
batjargon More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful account of three men taking a boat trip through England&rsquo;s little towns. Unlike most novels written so long ago it does not waste a great deal of words on tedious talk for the sake of talk, though there is a great deal of talking and musing in it. It just isn&rsquo;t dull. This is a funny read that has remained funny through time.
Tartuffe More than 1 year ago
A laugh-at-loud account of the exploits of three English gentlemen who decide to while away their idle plying the waters of the Thames and its tributaries. Renting a small boat, which they fill with three years-and-a-day's worth of supplies, they set off. By turns pushing, pulling and rowing they make their way through a maze of channels splicing the English countryside, all the while stumbling and bumbling their way through one misadventure after another. A smart, funny book well worth the hour or two it takes to read.
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This was one of the first books printed (in translation) in post-WWII Germany. I loved it as a child and still love it as a "Senior Reader". The dry humor and the reminder of a kinder, gentler England are still very appealing.
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A delightful read but text had spelling errors here and there. Or was that a part of the humour? ;)
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