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Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel
Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel | Jerome Klapka Jerome
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When J. the narrator, George, Harris and Montmorency the dog set off on their hilarious misadventures, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts, imaginary illnesses, butter pats and tins of pineapple chunks. Denounced as vulgar by the literary establishment, Three Men in a Boat nevertheless caught the spirit of the times. The expansion of education and the increase in office workers created a new mass readership, and Jerome's book was especially popular among the 'clerking classes' who longed to be 'free from that fretful haste, that vehement striving, that is every day becoming more and more the bane of nineteenth-century life.'So popular did it prove that Jerome reunited his heroes for a bicycle tour of Germany. Despite some sharp, and with hindsight, prophetic observations of the country, Three Men on the Bummel describes an equally picaresque journey constrained only 'by the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started'. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Eggs Excellent choice👍🏼🫶🏻 1mo
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#Naturalitsy #Midsummersolace #Photochallenge

Day 12 - Boats

This is the view from the Lake Windermere ferry I was on last week. So pretty and I wish I was back there rn.

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“THERE were four of us - George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and
Montmorency. We were sitting in my room, smoking, and talking about how bad
we were - bad from a medical point of view, I mean, of course.“

Three men in a boat by Jerome K. Jerome is hilarious with some beautiful scenery along the way.

Excellent version by Talking Classics with Hugh Laurie, found on Spotify.

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This was yesterday's thrift shop find and it has my #favoritecover ... from THIS weekend's book haul, anyway 😉 (how could I pass up a $3 Folio edition that still has its slipcover case??) #RiotGrams #FolioSociety

Moray_Reads Great deal! That's a lovely edition 7y
Liberty I love this book so much. ❤️ 7y
saresmoore Wow! Such a deal! 7y
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RadicalReader @LeahBergen what a beautiful book cover has be totally amazed and agreeing with the design of the cover 7y
PurpleyPumpkin Amazing find!🙌🏽 7y
rubyslippersreads What a fabulous find! To go with it, have you read 7y
LauraBeth This is beautiful! 7y
quirkyreader Super Lucy you. 🐸🐙 7y
DebinHawaii Great find! 📚❤️ 7y
Krysta Beautiful 7y
Hobbinol You gotta be kiddin' me! Seriously?! You have the best durn luck! If that don't beat all get-out!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7y
Zelma Gorgeous! 😍😍 7y
BethFishReads Loved this! 7y
Blaire I haven't read this, but it's on my kindle. Heard it was really funny. 7y
britt_brooke Pretty! 7y
LeahBergen @Liberty And now I'm even more excited to read it. 👍🏼 7y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I haven't but I liked her 7y
quirkyreader Leah I was thinking about you and @shawnmooney last night. I was rolling my change and every other coin was Canadian. Now I need to figure out what I'm going to do with all the pennies. 7y
Liberty @LeahBergen One of the funniest books ever. 7y
ValerieAndBooks Wow, great find! 7y
LeahBergen @quirkyreader 😂😂 Yes, we got rid of the penny. There was also talk of getting rid of the nickel, too. You better cash those in! 😄 7y
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I tried with this book. I honestly did. Some parts were funny and well written, but overall, it was flat and dull. I just couldn't finish it. Life is too short to read dull books.