• Anglický jazyk

Three Men in a Boat / Three Men on the Bummel

Autor: Klapka Jerome Jerome

`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).
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`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.
  • Vydavateľstvo: Oxford University Press
  • Rok vydania: 2008
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9780199537976

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