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what stories did the auther speak of?

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Lekha Murali The book is not fiction. Its a travelogue written by Jerome.K.Jerome about a boating excursion he embarks with his friends.

With the boating trip as the primary thread of the book, the author strings together anecdotes from the boating trip, from his own life and that of his friends. Along with that there are his personal observations and philosophy, which makes the book quite poetical here and there. Then there is the commentary on local customs and local history of 19th century England.

He strings it together in a hilarious fashion. So some of it is obviously exaggerated for comical effect. The story about packing for the trip seems quite plausible, with the George sitting on the butter and they both going round and round looking for it.

The cheese story could be quite true. Cheese does stink quite a bit. Those days there were no refrigeration.

To understand the book and its stories really well, imagine a time of horse carriages being the primary mode of transportation. There were no amenities and luxuries we enjoy today such as, refrigeration, television, electricity, indoor plumbing etc.

To put it in today's parlance, its three friends -everyday people - in the prime of their youth going on a fun trip in the time and place that they were living.

Thus the book is a window or portal to another time and another world and a completely different way of life.

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