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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
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Mar 27, 2010

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bookshelves: victorians, audio-books, read-2011
Recommended to Laura by: Laurel Hicks
Read from March 12 to 18, 2011

Available at Libri Vox.

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.

The book was intended initially to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history of places along the route, but the humorous elements eventually took over, to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages now seem like an unnecessary distraction to the essentially comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers. The jokes seem fresh and witty even today.

The three men were based on Jerome himself and two real-life friends, George, and Harris. The dog, Montmorency, however, was entirely fictional, but, as Jerome had remarked, “had much of me in it.”
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Laura really?? good to know...

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K.D. Absolutely Yay! I have this book!

Laura so far so good, even if LibriVox changes the narrator for each episode.

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Judith I've been looking for a good used copy of this one for a while now. Glad you enjoyed it, and I didn't expect it was really good literature.....just very entertaining. Right?

Laura right!! I listened it at LibriVox since I didn't have any copy of this book.

Laura thanks E.o.

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Wanda So much fun!

Laura Enjoy it!!

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