Three Men in a Boat

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Narrator: Steven Crossley
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: February 2011
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them just fine. 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 (To Say Nothing of the Dog) 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Jerome, Jerome Klapka

Jerome Klapka Jerome, author and playwright, is undoubtedly best remembered for the comic masterpiece Three Men in a Boat, though his talents were many and varied. Born on 2 May 1859 in Walsall, Staffordshire, he wrote and travelled widely. In 1927 he was made a Freeman of the Borough of Walsall before his death later that same year. He is buried in Ewelme in Oxfordshire.

Jerome, Jerome K.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), an English novelist, playwright, and actor, is best known as a humorist. His books include On the Stage and Off and his widely acclaimed Three Men in a Boat.