Three Man in a Boat
Three Men In A Boat ranks as one of the most amusing and durable books in the English language. Semi-autobiographical it recounts the many adventures ... Show synopsis Three Men In A Boat ranks as one of the most amusing and durable books in the English language. Semi-autobiographical it recounts the many adventures and mishaps of George (George Wingrave), Harris (Carl Hentschel), J. (the author) and his remarkable dog, Montmorency during a boating trip on the Thames, in the late nineteenth century. Jerome K. Jerome originally wrote the book as "A Guide to the Thames Valley" with lengthy historical sections lightened by comic interludes. However, his publisher greatly preferred the humour and asked for many of the historical sections to the guide to be cut out. So almost by accident the author wrote a hilarious book of adventures on the Thames. Vignettes include include are the classic story of Harris lost in the Hampton Court maze, the hilarious description of three girls towing a boat, the three men's absurd attempts at putting the cover on their boat for the night and their futile efforts at opening a tin of pineapple. This is a great rollicking fun.