logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel - Jerome K. Jerome, Jeremy Lewis
Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel
by: (author) (author)
3.93 35
When J. the narrator, George, Harris and Montmorency the dog set off on their hilarious misadventures, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts, imaginary illnesses, butter pats and tins of pineapple chunks. Denounced as vulgar by the... show more
When J. the narrator, George, Harris and Montmorency the dog set off on their hilarious misadventures, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts, imaginary illnesses, butter pats and tins of pineapple chunks. Denounced as vulgar by the literary establishment, Three Men in a Boat nevertheless caught the spirit of the times. The expansion of education and the increase in office workers created a new mass readership, and Jerome's book was especially popular among the 'clerking classes' who longed to be 'free from that fretful haste, that vehement striving, that is every day becoming more and more the bane of nineteenth-century life.' So popular did it prove that Jerome reunited his heroes for a bicycle tour of Germany. Despite some sharp, and with hindsight, prophetic observations of the country, Three Men on the Bummel describes an equally picaresque journey constrained only 'by the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started'.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140437508 (0140437509)
ASIN: 140437509
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
4.0
I really enjoyed this book, although it was slow to get going. If you can make it through the first 50 pages, you'll be hooked. I started the second book included in this volume, "Three Men on the Bummel," and I really couldn't get into that one.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Connie Willis brought me here, thanks to her. After reading To Say Nothing of the Dog I felt compelled to go back to the source. Sometimes humor holds up extremely well.
Other editions (7)
Books by Jeremy Lewis
Books by Jerome K. Jerome
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?