Three Men in a Boat, written by by Jerome Klapka Jerome, is a classic comedy novel about a boating journey from Kingston to Oxford on the river Thames. This journey was taken by three men, Jerome, Harris, George, and a dog called Montmorency, to escape from work-related stress due to overwork. During the eventful journey, the three men experience various adventures. The author had initially planned to write a travelogue with some comic elements thrown in here and there. However, the novel is known for its comic overtone. This book, regarded as a classic by the critics, has been translated into many languages. It has also been adapted into movies, plays, radio, and stage shows over the years.
Jerome Klapka Jerome is a British playwright, author, and humorist who was born in Walsall, England. Some of his published works include Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Three Men in a Boat And Three Men on the Bummel, All Roads Lead to Calvary, and Passing of the Third Floor Back, and The Philosopher's Joke. His autobiography is called My Life and Times. Jerome is credited with writing several plays, anthologies, short stories, novels, and essays.