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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (version 3)

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By: (1859-1927)

I recently read the book Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome and I found it to be a delightful and humorous read. The story follows three friends, along with their dog, as they embark on a boating trip along the Thames River. What starts out as a simple vacation quickly turns into a series of misadventures and humorous situations.

The author's witty and clever writing style kept me engaged throughout the book. I found myself laughing out loud at the characters' antics and the absurd situations they found themselves in. The dynamic between the three friends is portrayed in a realistic and relatable way, making them endearing and likeable characters.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the vivid descriptions of the English countryside and the riverside towns they passed through. Jerome's attention to detail and vivid imagery made me feel like I was right there with the characters, experiencing the beauty and tranquility of the English countryside.

Overall, Three Men in a Boat is a charming and entertaining read that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a light-hearted and humorous book. Jerome K. Jerome's wit and humor shine through in this classic tale of friendship, adventure, and mishaps on the river.

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A humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator J.) and two real-life friends, George Wingrave (who would become a senior manager in Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom he often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional but, "as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all Englishmen, contains an element of the dog." The trip is a typical boating holiday of the time in a Thames camping skiff. This was just after commercial boat traffic on the Upper Thames had died out, replaced by the 1880s craze for boating as a leisure activity.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 9, 2021
Subject: Boats
Very Good
Reviewer: - August 18, 2017
Subject: English
Very funny
Reviewer: - February 16, 2013
Hysterically funny!

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