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

Jerome K. JEROME (1859 - 1927)

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome 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, but 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. The dog, Montmorency, however, was entirely fictional, but, as Jerome had remarked, "had much of me in it." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Chapter 01 Geetu Melwani
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Play 02 Chapter 02 Betsie Bush
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Play 03 Chapter 03 Betsie Bush
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Play 04 Chapter 04 Jim Mullins
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Play 05 Chapter 05 Linton
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Play 06 Chapter 06 Brooks Seveer
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Play 08 Chapter 08 Chip
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Play 09 Chapter 09 Chris Hughes
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Marlo Dianne
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Cori Samuel
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Jim Mowatt
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Play 13 Chapter 13 Peter Yearsley
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Play 14 Chapter 14 Matthew Walton
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Peter Yearsley
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Kim Braun
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Play 17 Chapter 17 Asaf Bartov
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Play 18 Chapter 18 Betsie Bush
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Play 19 Chapter 19 Peter Yearsley
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