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Three Men in a Boat


Three Men in a Boat was originally intended as a serious travel guide to capitalize on the boating craze that was sweeping England but the comedic passages over-shadowed the text and it became a sensationally popular comedic adventure.

The main characters, George, Harris, Jerome are based on the Jerome himself and two of his friends. Montmorency, a fox terrier dog is a fictional artifact added by Jerome. The story revolves around a boating holiday up the River Thames, from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford. Despite numerous prior misadventures while camping, the three men decide that camping will be part of the holiday.


Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

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