Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) was published in 1889. It is a humorous account by the author of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.
The book was intended initially to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history of places along the route. However, the humorous elements eventually took over, to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages now seem like an unnecessary distraction to the essentially comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers. The jokes seem fresh and witty even today.
The three men were based on Jerome himself and two real-life friends - George and Harris. Montmorency the dog, however, is entirely fictional.
The book, published in 1889, became an instant success and is still in print. Its popularity was such that the number of registered Thames boats went up fifty percent in the year following its publication, and it contributed significantly to the Thames becoming a tourist attraction.
Highlights of this edition are:
* 13 illustrations and photos.
* A free web links to the full-length audio recording of the book - to either listen to online, or download. (The audio link only works on the Kobo's Android and iOS apps).
* It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your kobo reader.
* An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the kobo menu.
* Plus About the Author section.
* 194 pages (in the kobo format) for a very low price.
This book is unabridged and the play appears as it was first published in 1889.
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