Penguin Classics Three Men In A Boat And Three Men On The Bummel

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Penguin Classics Three Men In A Boat And Three Men On The Bummel

by Jerome K Jerome
Foreword by Jeremy Lewis
Editor Jeremy Lewis

Penguin UK (PB) | May 1, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Conceived as a fairly serious guide to amateur boating on the Thames in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome''s best-known novel ended up as a hilarious account of the misadventures of three friends and a dog as they attempt to relax and enjoy themselves amid unreliable weather forecasts, imaginary illnesses, repellent cooking, and an unopenable can of pineapple chunks.

Three Men in a Boat was a terrific success for its author, and a surprisingly accurate portrayal of the age. George, Harris, and J., the narrator, were entertaining representatives of the new middle class, seeking to escape the dreary world of offices and desks during weekend trips out into the countryside. Jerome''s heroes proved so popular that he brought them back for an equally picaresque bicycle tour of Germany, an adventure recorded in Three Men on the Bummel. The new Introduction by Jeremy Lewis describes the social context of the two books and the remarkable life of their author.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 0.75 in

Published: May 1, 2000

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140437509

ISBN - 13: 9780140437508

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Penguin Classics Three Men In A Boat And Three Men On The Bummel

by Jerome K Jerome
Foreword by Jeremy Lewis
Editor Jeremy Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 0.75 in

Published: May 1, 2000

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140437509

ISBN - 13: 9780140437508

From the Publisher

Conceived as a fairly serious guide to amateur boating on the Thames in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome''s best-known novel ended up as a hilarious account of the misadventures of three friends and a dog as they attempt to relax and enjoy themselves amid unreliable weather forecasts, imaginary illnesses, repellent cooking, and an unopenable can of pineapple chunks.

Three Men in a Boat was a terrific success for its author, and a surprisingly accurate portrayal of the age. George, Harris, and J., the narrator, were entertaining representatives of the new middle class, seeking to escape the dreary world of offices and desks during weekend trips out into the countryside. Jerome''s heroes proved so popular that he brought them back for an equally picaresque bicycle tour of Germany, an adventure recorded in Three Men on the Bummel. The new Introduction by Jeremy Lewis describes the social context of the two books and the remarkable life of their author.

About the Author

Author Jerome K. Jerome was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England on May 2, 1859. He grew up in London and had to leave the Philological School in Lisson Grove at the age of 14 because of his parents'death. Afterwards, he worked as a clerk, an actor, a journalist, and a school teacher. In 1885, he published his first book On the Stage - and Off: The Brief Career of a Would-Be Actor. This was followed by numerous plays, books, and magazine articles including Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Three Men in a Boat, and Three Men on the Bummel. He founded the weekly magazine To-Day in 1893 and edited it and a monthly magazine called The Idler until 1898. He also worked as a lecturer. During World War I, he enlisted in the French army as an ambulance driver because he was rejected for active service in his own country. He published his autobiography My Life and Times in 1926 and was made a Freeman of the Borough of Walsall in 1927. He suffered a paralytic stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage and lingered in the hospital for two weeks before dying on June 14, 1927.

From Our Editors

Featuring two works of English comic fiction, this single volume tells the holiday tales of a terrific trio. Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel introduces readers to three late-Victorian gentlemen and a dog. The group has a series of adventures and misadventures first on the Thames and then on a bicycling excursion through the Black Forest.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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