Three Men in a Boat
Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency. Three Men in a Boat was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian 'clerking classes', it hilariously captured the spirit of its age.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
ain’t asked banjo bank Bisham Abbey boat can’t caught Chapter cheeses cold comic song Datchet didn’t dress early eyes fancy feel felt fish followed George George’s half hamper hand Harris Harris’s head hitcher hour Iffley lock Irish stew Jerome Jerome K Jerome’s King Kingston knew lady laugh live lock London looked Maidenhead Marlow miles minutes Montmorency morning never night nose o’clock once packed Pangbourne pass pipe pulled punt replied river round rowing sail sculls seemed Shiplake shout side sing sleep sort steam-launch stop Streatley supper tell Thames thing thought told took tow-line towed town tried trip turned Uncle Podger V. S. Pritchett W. S. Gilbert W. W. Jacobs waiting walk Wallingford Wargrave watch What’s wind young