Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on a Bummel
Three Men in a Boat There are four of them - George, Harris, the writer himself and that dog, Montmorency - all participants in a boating expedition on the Thames. The difficulties and vicissitudes heaped upon these innocents develop to epic proportions as they experience the hazards of the... show more
Three Men in a Boat There are four of them - George, Harris, the writer himself and that dog, Montmorency - all participants in a boating expedition on the Thames. The difficulties and vicissitudes heaped upon these innocents develop to epic proportions as they experience the hazards of the great English waterway. Their problems are in no way diminished by the outrageous behaviour of Montmorency, who lays waste several riverside communities in the course of their journey. Three Men on the Bummel 'What is a bummel?' said George. 'How would you translate it?' 'A bummel,' I explained, 'I should describe as a journey, long or short, without an end; the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started . . . ' After considerable indecision the bummel takes our heroes to Germany's Black Forest where they manage to disrupt the tranquil way of life usually enjoyed by the denizens, whose curious behaviour they closely observe and record in their account of this second epic journey. Even without that dog, chaos and mayhem reign supreme.
Publish date: December 5th 1999
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
Lovely little book, perfect for rainy days. The comic situations and the magnetic writing are the key ingredients of Jerome K. Jerome's most popular novel.
"Trzech panów..." wpadło w moje ręce zupełnie przypadkowo. Przyznaję, szukałam darmowego audiobooka na spotify i napatoczył się ten utwór. Od pierwszej chwili mnie porwał ciętym humorem i sporą dawką ironii. Trudno uwierzyć, że to tekst dziewiętnastowieczny. Barwna opowieść o dziarskich facetach, i ...
Originally published in 1889, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome is still a laugh out loud funny book that reminds me of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Three friends George, Harris and the narrator J (and their dog Montmorency) take a vacation down the Thames ...
Le trou d'eau près du déversoir de Sandford, juste après l'écluse, est un très bon endroit pour se noyer.