Collins Classics : Three Men In A Boat
In an enchanting and joyous journey through the Thames countryside, author, writer Jerome K Jerome, tells the story of Three Men In A Boat (Collins Classics). The three men in question wish to break free from the monotony in life and experience the pleasures of travel, while rowing a small boat.
The story revolves around three men, namely, George, Harris, and Jerome (the writer himself) who belong to the merry and lazy variety of the young men from the Victorian Age, who decide to go for a boat trip through the Thames river between Kingston and Oxford. On their eventful journey, they encounter innumerable situations, creatures, people, and aspects of life which they never thought they’d end up dealing with and are also accompanied by a dog, Montmorency. While these three friends struggle and paddle their ways out of the world of camping and boating, the readers are left to decide for themselves, whether they would want to enjoy their journey as a detailed travelogue of the Thames countryside or a funny and witty account of three men and life’s unforeseen scenarios.
The book has a strong yet easily comprehensible narrative and in fact helps the reader gain an insight into the depths of human nature, friendship, follies, and absurdities of life.
Three Men In A Boat (Collins Classics) was published in paperback by Harper Press in 2012, first published in 1889.
- The book is regarded as one of the classics of the Victorian Age and is also considered a travelogue of England.