Three Men in a Boat

Front Cover
Aziloth Books, 2010 - 128 pages
0 Reviews
Jerome K. Jerome's tale of three well-to-do Englishmen, and one dog, on a boating expedition along the Thames is rightly famous as a comic classic. Jerome's masterful style turns even the most mundane events into a series of hilarious epics, from a visit to the doctor, to cooking breakfast, steering a punt or learning to play the banjo. But behind the light-hearted buffoonery and nimble-witted prose Jerome manages to weave into the story a pungent sarcasm, a pointed critique on both the self-centred nature of the English upper class, and the many ills of Victorian society.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2010)

Jerome K. Jerome was born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England on May 2, 1859. He grew up in London and had to leave school 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, Second 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. He suffered a paralytic stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage and died on June 14, 1927.

Bibliographic information