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Three Men in a Boat (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome 1
R72 R60 Discovery Miles 600 Save R12 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `That's Harris all over - so ready to take the burden of everything himself, and put it on the backs of other people.' Three late-Victorian gentlemen, George, Harris and the writer himself as well as their fox terrier Montmorency take a trip in a boat along the River Thames to Oxford. What ensues is a hilarious journey through the English waterways full of anecdotes, and farcical incidents with Montmorency wreaking havoc along the way.

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome; Edited by Geoffrey Harvey
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Other works may excel this in depth of thought and knowledge of human nature: other books may rival it in originality and size; but, for hopeless and incurable vivacity, nothing yet discovered can surpass it.' (Jerome, Preface to Three Men in a Boat). 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.

Three Men in the Dark - Tales of Terror by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain and Robert Barr (Paperback, Revised edition): Jerome K... Three Men in the Dark - Tales of Terror by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain and Robert Barr (Paperback, Revised edition)
Jerome K Jerome, Barry Pain, Robert Barr, E. F. Benson; Introduction by Hugh Lamb 1
R237 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R62 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A collection of rare horror stories that will thrill fans of classic writers such as M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and E. F. Benson. Jerome K. Jerome's reputation as a humorist, renowned for his comic novel Three Men in a Boat, has thrown into undeserved obscurity his fine efforts in the ghost story genre. Three Men in the Dark collects Jerome's major horror stories, together with a selection from two of his friends with whom he founded the magazines The Idler and Today - the journalist Robert Barr and the humorist Barry Pain. Like Jerome, their stories of terror and the supernatural have been overlooked for many years. Edited and introduced by veteran anthologist Hugh Lamb, this new edition includes as an extra bonus the long-lost novelette, 'The Mystery of Black Rock Creek'. Written in five parts by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain, Eden Phillpotts, E. F. Benson and Bram Stoker's brother-in-law Frank Frankfort Moore, it rounds off one of the most unusual and entertaining anthologies of the macabre of recent years.

Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel (Paperback, Reissue): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat & Three Men on the Bummel (Paperback, Reissue)
Jerome K Jerome; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Introduction by Cedric Watts
R77 R66 Discovery Miles 660 Save R11 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex. Three Men in a Boat is a comic classic. When it first appeared in 1889 it became a best seller, and has remained popular ever since. This motley novel has not only been translated into many languages but has also been staged, filmed, televised and imitated. The adventures and misfortunes on the Thames of the three English friends and their pugnacious dog, Montmorency, provide rich humour, shrewd observations, lyrical reflections, and, predominantly, genially ironic perceptions of human fallibility. The sequel, Three Men on the Bummel, reunites the three friends for their 'Bummel' ('roaming or wandering') through Germany. The results vary from the seductively titillating to the outrageously farcical; and subsequent history has laden the narrative with ironies. COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED

Three Men in a Boat (Hardcover): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat (Hardcover)
Jerome K Jerome; Introduction by David Stuart Davies; Illustrated by A. Frederics 1
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Three Men in a Boat remains one of the best-loved and most entertaining comic novels. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features illustrations by A. Frederics and an afterword by David Stuart Davies. Join our young heroes J., George and Harris (not forgetting Montmorency, the mischievous, irascible fox terrier) as they take a boating holiday along the Thames. Their aim is to escape the weary workaday world and improve their health, but they are ill prepared for the various escapades, difficulties and vicissitudes that they encounter along the watery way. The adventures of these incompetent innocents abroad are magnified to epic proportions by the storyteller, J. His narration gives the book not only a wonderful endearing freshness but also a series of hilarious moments of timeless comedy.

Three Men in a Boat (Legend Classics) (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat (Legend Classics) (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R232 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of the Legend Classics series J. and his friends George and Harris decide that taking a boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston is a great idea - what could go wrong? Originally intended to be a serious travel guide, the humorous elements soon took over and Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) has been considered a classic masterpiece of British humor since its first publication in 1889.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: Three Men in a Boat (Paperback, New Ed): Jerome K Jerome Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: Three Men in a Boat (Paperback, New Ed)
Jerome K Jerome; Retold by Diane Mowat; Diane Mowat
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of story." David R. Hill, Director of the Edinburgh Project on Extensive Reading.

Three Men in a Boat (Paperback, New ed): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat (Paperback, New ed)
Jerome K Jerome; Edited by Jeremy Lewis; Introduction by Jeremy Lewis; Notes by Jeremy Lewis
R185 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comic masterpiece that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat includes an introduction and notes by Jeremy Lewis in Penguin Classics. Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency. Three Men in a Boat was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian 'clerking classes', it hilariously captured the spirit of its age. In his introduction, Jeremy Lewis examines Jerome K. Jerome's life and times, and the changing world of Victorian England he depicts - from the rise of a new mass-culture of tabloids and bestselling novels to crazes for daytripping and bicycling. Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) was born in Walstall, Staffordshire, and educated at Marylebone Grammar School. He left school at fourteen to become a railway clerk, the first in a long line of jobs that included actor, teacher and journalist. His first book, On Stage and Off, a collection of humorous pieces about the theatre, was published in 1885, and was followed the year after with the more commercially-successful The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; but it was with Three Men in a Boat (1889) that Jerome achieved lasting fame. He later went on to become one of the founders of the humorous magazine, The Idler, and continued to write articles and plays. If you enjoyed Three Men in a Boat, you might like Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm, also available in Penguin Classics.

Three Men in a Boat - To Say Nothing of the Dog! (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat - To Say Nothing of the Dog! (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R205 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R39 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.' Suffering from every malady in the book except housemaid's knee, three men and a dog decide to head for a restful vacation on the Thames. Anticipating peace and leisure, they encounter, in fact, the joys of roughing it, of getting their boat stuck in locks, of being towed by amateurs, of having to eat their own cooking and, of course, of coping with the glorious English weather.

The Originals: Three Men in a Boat (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome The Originals: Three Men in a Boat (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R110 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R19 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Three Men in a Boat (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome 1
R172 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R27 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What could be better during the golden age of boating on the Thames than a relaxing row up the river? So think J., George and Harris - not forgetting Montmorency the dog - but little do they suspect the mishaps, the scrapes and the japes that lie along the way. From becoming impossibly lost in the maze at Hampton Court to battles with tins of pineapple chunks, all the while attempting to limit the destruction wrought by the mischievous Montmorency, Jerome K. Jerome's classic novel of humorous misadventures and comedic authorial digressions is a paean to the banalities of everyday life and has entertained readers for more than a century.

Three Men in a Boat Illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat Illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Three Men in a Boat Illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat Illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
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Three Men in a Boat illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Clocks (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Clocks (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Observations of Henry (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome The Observations of Henry (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Idle Ideas in 1905 (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Idle Ideas in 1905 (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Master of Mrs. Chilvers (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome The Master of Mrs. Chilvers (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Second Thoughts of An Idle Fellow (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome The Second Thoughts of An Idle Fellow (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
They and I (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome They and I (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Three Men in a Boat illustrated (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome Three Men in a Boat illustrated (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
"Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow illustrated " (Paperback): Jerome K Jerome "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow illustrated " (Paperback)
Jerome K Jerome
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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