In this sequel to Jerome K. Jerome's most famous work «Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)» we have a reunion of the three companions from the first book, minus the dog, who are setting out on a bicycle tour through the Black Forest of Germany. Written near the end of the Victorian bicycle craze in which bicycles became a common fixture amongst the middle-class for recreational purposes, «Three Men on the Bummel» is a masterfully humorous depiction of the era. With numerous comic mishaps Jerome crafts a travelogue in which fans of the first book will find an entertaining and funny addition to the story of these three interesting characters.
Three invalids.—Sufferings of George and Harris.—A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.—Useful prescriptions.—Cure for liver complaint in children.—We agree that we are overworked, and need rest.—A week on the rolling deep?—George suggests the River.—Montmorency lodges an objection.—Original motion carried by majority of three to one.<br><br>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.<br><br>We were all feeling seedy, and we were getting quite nervous about it. Harris said he felt such extraordinary fits of giddiness come over him at times, that he hardly knew what he was doing; and then George said that he had fits of giddiness too, and hardly knew what he was doing. With me, it was my liver that was out of order. I knew it was my liver that was out of order, because I had just been reading a patent liver-pill circular,…
In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life three friends, J, Harris and George, plus their faithful canine companion Montmorency, decide to take a boating jaunt between Kingston and Oxford. However a trip intended to relax and rejuvenate quickly becomes a journey of unquenchable comedy, with deathdefying battles with swans, culinary disasters and contrary tea kettles just a few of the challenges facing the trio along the way.
"Three Men in a Boat" is the story of three Englishman who pile into a boat with food, clothes, and a fox terrier named Montmorency and set off on the Thames to see the English countryside. «Three Men in a Boat» is a first-class comic masterpiece. As the three well-to-do upper class gentleman set out on their excursion they are beset by a series of comic mishaps. Jerome K. Jerome masterfully weaves a tale that is a hilarious critique of the self-centered behavior of the English upper classes so typical of Victorian England.
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers – the jokes have been praised as fresh and witty. The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator Jerome K. Jerome) and two real-life friends, George Wingrave (who would become a senior manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom Jerome often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional but, «as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all Englishmen, contains an element of the dog». The trip is a typical boating holiday of the time in a Thames camping skiff. This was just after commercial boat traffic on the Upper Thames had died out, replaced by the 1880s craze for boating as a leisure activity.. Following the overwhelming success of Three Men in a Boat, Jerome later published a sequel, about a cycling tour in Germany, titled Three Men on the Bummel (also known as Three Men on Wheels, 1900). Famous works of the author Jerome K. Jerome: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, Three Men in a Boat, Diary of a Pilgrimage, Three Men on the Bummel, Paul Kelver, All Roads Lead to Calvary.
Hours of great reading await, with ghostly tales from some of the 19th and 20th century's most renowned authors. Here is the lineup: <P> AT CHRIGHTON ABBEY, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon<BR> THE HAUNTED MILL, by Jerome K. Jerome<BR> THE GHOST CLUB, by John Kendrick Bangs<BR> THE SHADOWS OF THE DEAD, by Louis Becke<BR> THE ROOM IN THE TOWER, by E. F. Benson<BR> THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS, by Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton<BR> THE MIDDLE BEDROOM, by H. de Vere Stacpoole<BR> THE DRUMMER GHOST, by John William DeForest<BR> MISS JÉROMETTE AND THE CLERGYMAN, by Wilkie Collins<BR> THE SPECTRE BRIDE, by William Harrison Ainsworth<BR> THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER; or, The Lady in the Square, by Sir Walter Scott<BR> THE OLD NURSE’S STORY, by Elizabeth Gaskell<BR> THE JUDGE’S HOUSE, by Bram Stoker<BR> AT THE END OF THE PASSAGE, by Rudyard Kipling<BR> THE WITHERED ARM, by Thomas Hardy<BR> JOHN CHARRINGTON’S WEDDING, by Edith Nesbit<BR> THE MAN OF SCIENCE, by Jerome K. Jerome<BR> WHAT DID MISS DARRINGTON SEE? by Emma B. Cobb<BR> A GHOST STORY, by Mark Twain<BR> THE SOUL OF ROSE DÉDÉ, by M.E.M. Davis<BR> THE HOUSE OF THE NIGHTMARE, by Edward Lucas White<BR> REALITY OR DELUSION? by Mrs Henry Wood<BR> FISHER’S GHOST, by John Lang<BR> THROUGH THE IVORY GATE, by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews<BR> THE COLD EMBRACE, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon<BR> <P> And don't forget to check out all the other volumes in the «Megapack» series! Search on «Wildside Megapack» in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list…covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, westerns, mysteries, and much more!
События этой книги, веселой и одновременно сентиментальной, вырастающей из традиций юмора Диккенса и предсказывающей коллизии и характеры прозы Вудхауза, разворачиваются вокруг издателя литературного журнала «Хорошее настроение», лондонского журналиста Питера Хоупа, его коллег, друзей и знакомых. Ключевую (хотя, на первый взгляд, и незаметную) роль в этих событиях играет юная Томми, она же Джейн, ворвавшаяся на страницы повествования 12-летним подростком-беспризорником неопределенного пола и неясного происхождения, ставшая приемной дочерью и незаменимой помощницей Хоупа, главной движущей силой затеянного им предприятия, его разумом и душой. Исподволь меняющая судьбы всех, кому доводится с нею сталкиваться, она и сама ближе к финалу романа оказывается на пороге серьезных жизненных перемен…
Аудиостудия «Ардис» представляет роман Джерома Клапки Джерома «Трое в одной лодке, не считая собаки» – английского писателя, который на своём веку был и учителем, и подручным стряпчего, артистом, редактором юмористических журналов. Широчайшую известность Джерому-писателю принесла именно эта комическая повесть. Джером не просто один из самых блестящих рассказчиков из всех, кого когда-либо носила земля, он – Болтун с большой буквы. Для него совершенно не имеет значения, О ЧЁМ рассказывать, важно – КАК, и даже откровенные банальности у Джерома становятся свежими и легкими, как ветер с реки. Взять хотя бы историю о родильной горячке, балладу об упаковке вещей, или… Впрочем, … слушайте сами, оно того стоит!