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Novel Notes

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Large print edition, with easy-to-read text, of Jerome's classic work.
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Published (first published 1893)
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Dec 09, 2015 Simina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
seinfeld + sensibilitate.
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Jan 21, 2015 Cinabru Hoffmann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Scriitura/umorul lui Jerome K Jerome seamana foarte bine cu tutunurile englezesti de pipa : iti trebuie ceva experienta in ale literaturii umoristice, ceva deschidere spre glumele britanice, un strop de rafinament. Nu e genul de umor facil, la care te rupi de ras si uiti in cinci secunde poanta. Nu. Este un umor tipic britanic, adesea grav, amestecat cu episoade triste. Cartile sale sunt practic puzzle-uri de povestiri si anecdote care ar fi putut umple volume bortosele de nuvele pentru un narat ...more
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Oct 18, 2013 Persephone Abbott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first encounter with this author, as a 1893 edition of this work passed into my hands one day, quite unexpectedly. It was a well loved book, a fact I surmised from the coffee cup ring on the cover. Amusing, I really had to laugh out loud at times, and oddly enough a useful item when you're trying to write your own novel, and indeed I was wrapping up some short stories while reading "Novel Notes." I'd willingly step into the Victorian world of morality and humour again via Mr. Jerome Jerome, i ...more
Patru prieteni se hotărăsc să scrie un roman împreună, că doar patru minţi strălucite nu ar putea să creeze decât ceva nemaipomenit, se gândesc ei. Aşa că seara se întâlnesc în barca minusculă, locuinţă a unuia dintre ei, pentru a discuta şi a pune cap la cap fiecare idee, povestind întâmplări prin care au trecut sau relatând fapte la care au asistat. Dar cei patru nu se apropie câtuşi de puţin de liniile schiţate iniţial, ajungând, de fapt, să vorbească despre arta… de a nu scrie un roman. Jero ...more
Aug 11, 2015 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It think reading this in English is sensible.
The puns and play-upon-words are quite difficult to convey, mainly because they rely so heavily on picturing the stereotypical affected gentleman. And some of them imply knowing what Cockney sounds like.
As regards the book itself, it's just a collection of droll anecdotes explaining how lofty ideals fail even before they even show the hint of blossoming. Basically, a very long elaboration of how too many cooks spoil the broth ensues. Oh yes, did I me
Jan 06, 2012 Bogdan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brits
It is already very well known the humor of Jerome K. Jerome, which eventually came to be a distinctive emblem of this writer. I really enjoyed it and I would look into the possibility of reading other books from this writer. Perhaps he would like to have more readers like me, that knows him and appreciates him for other book than "Three in a boat".
My copy of this book is in romanian.
Никита Галасимов
Немного рваное повествование, но все истории, из которых роман и состоит, разнообразны и интересны. И всплакнуть, и в голос посмеяться.
Леко, забавно четиво, но нищо особено. Англичани си разказват случки и уж ще пишат роман, но само пият и се надприказват. За плажа - става.
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Simply lovely.
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Jerome Klapka Jerome (May 2, 1859 – June 14, 1927) was an English author, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat.


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