Jerome Klapka Jerome

Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)

Three Men in a Boat is one of the most popular English travelogues, having never been out of print since its publication in 1889 and causing its publisher to comment, «I cannot imagine what becomes of all the copies of that book I issue. I often think the public must eat them».
The novel itself is a brisk, light-hearted, and funny account of a two-week boating holiday taken by three friends up the Thames river. Jerome is a sort of everyman narrator, and even the stodgiest reader can sympathize with at least some of the situations and conundrums he and his friends find themselves in during their adventure.
Interspersed between comic moments are slightly more serious descriptions of the picturesque villages and landscape the friends explore, making Three Men in a Boat not just a comic novel but an actual account of the life, times, and land of late 19th century greater London.
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    Ekaterina Ryshkovaje podelio/la utisakпре 3 године
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    весело и со вкусом:)) великолепная карикатурная четверка не оставит вас без улыбки

    "We had just commenced the third course—the bread and jam—when a gentleman in shirt-sleeves and a short pipe came along, and wanted to know if we knew that we were trespassing. We said we hadn’t given the matter sufficient consideration as yet to enable us to arrive at a definite conclusion on that point, but that, if he assured us on his word as a gentleman that we were trespassing, we would, without further hesitation, believe it"

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    “It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.”
    ― Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat

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    Mostly boring, but funny at times

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    Lizzy Evdokimovaje citiralaпре 2 године
    Throw the lum­ber over, man! Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need—a homely home and simple pleas­ures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dan­ger­ous thing.
    Rosa Wintherje citiraoјуче
    lls; they gave me clumps on the side of the head. And, strange as it may ap­pear, those clumps on the head of­ten cured me—for the time be­ing. I have known one clump on the head have more ef­fect upon my liver, and make me feel more anxious to go straight away then and there, and do what was wanted to be done, without fur­ther loss of time, than a whole box of pills does now.

    You know, it of­ten is so—those simple, old-fash­ioned

    Really good better than Iron armor
    This is abstrakt art

    Ирина Осипенкоje citiralaпрошлог месеца
    knew a young man once, he was a most con­scien­tious fel­low, and, when he took to fly-fish­ing, he de­term­ined never to ex­ag­ger­ate his hauls by more than twenty-five per­cent.

    “When I have caught forty fish,” said he, “then I will tell people that I have caught fifty, and so on. But I will not lie any more than that, be­cause it is sin­ful to lie.”

    But the twenty-five per­cent plan did not work well at all. He never was able to use it. The greatest num­ber of fish he ever caught in one day was three, and you can’t add twenty-five per­cent to three—at least, not in fish.

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