Three Men In A Boat And Three Men On The Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men In A Boat And Three Men On The Bummel

byJerome K. JeromeIntroduction byJeremy LewisNotes byJeremy Lewis

Paperback | May 1, 2000

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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'.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About The Author

Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 - 1927), was born in Walsall and moved to London with his family when he was still a young boy. His unusual middle name was from a Hungarian friend of his father. Jerome left school at fourteen, after his the death of his mother. This was not unusual in those days in poor families and Jerome's family was cert...

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Title:Three Men In A Boat And Three Men On The BummelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:May 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140437509

ISBN - 13:9780140437508

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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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.