|Author||Jerome K Jerome|
Three Men in a Boat
One of the best-loved classics of all time, Three Men in a Boat is a hilarious account of three friends and their dog on a holiday trip down the Thames in England. Harris, George, Jerome (the narrator), and Montmorency (the dog) decide to take a break from their tedious routine to restore their ‘mental equilibrium’. So they take a boating trip, making stops at interesting places, camping out, and inadvertently landing up in comical muddles and misadventures. Originally planned as a travelogue, this book turned into a literary classic, thanks to the narrator’s humorous digressions and musings as the threesome and their dog cross Hampton Court Palace, Monkey Island, Magna Carta Island, Marlow, little villages, and other known landmarks on the way. Initially received in England with scepticism and severe criticism, this book has survived through the years and remains to this day a favourite classic for many.