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Three men in a boat : Three men on the bummel / Jerome K. Jerome ; edited with an introduction and notes by Geoffrey Harvey.

Three men in a boat : Three men on the bummel / Jerome K. Jerome ; edited with an introduction and notes by Geoffrey Harvey.
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ISBN 9780199537976 (paperback)
Author Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927 author.
Title Three men in a boat : Three men on the bummel / Jerome K. Jerome ; edited with an introduction and notes by Geoffrey Harvey.
Publisher/Date Oxford University Press, [2008]
©1998
Pagination etc. xxxi, 330 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Series Oxford world's classics
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents note Three men in a boat -- Three men on the bummel.
Summary Note Three Men in a Boat describes a comic expedition by middle-class Victorians up the Thames to Oxford. It provides brilliant snap-shots of London's playground in the late 1880s, where the fashionable steam-launches of river swells encounter the hired skiffs of city clerks. The medley of social vignettes, farcical incidents, descriptions of river fashions, and reflections on the Thames's history, is interspersed with humorous anecdotes told by a natural raconteur. Three Men on the Bummel records a similar escapade, a break from the claustrophobia of suburban life some ten years later; their cycling tour in the Black Forest, at the height of the new bicycling craze, affords Jerome the opportunity for a light-hearted scrutiny of German social customs at a time of increasing general interest in a country that he loved. This account of middle-aged Englishmen abroad is spiced with typical Jeromian humour. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Subject Male friendship -- Fiction
Boats and boating -- Fiction
Humorous stories, English
Thames River (England) -- Fiction
Black Forest (Germany) -- Fiction
Added Author Harvey, Geoffrey, 1943- editor, author of introduction, etc.
Jerome, Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka), 1859-1927 Three men on the bummel.
Shelf Location F JERO
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