I sat for awhile, frozen with horror; and then, in the listlessness of despair, I again turned over the pages. I came to typhoid fever - read the symptoms - discovered that I had typhoid fever, must have had it for months without knowing it - wondered what else I had got; turned up St. Vitus`s Dance - found, as I expected, that I had that too, - began to get interested in my case, and determined to sift it to the bottom, and so started alphabetically - read up ague, and learnt that I was sickening for it, and that the acute stage would commence in about another fortnight. Brights disease, I was relieved to find, I had only in a modified form, and, so far as that was concerned, I might live for years. Cholera I had, with severe complications; and diphtheria I seemed to have been born with. I plodded conscientiously through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I could conclude I had not got was housemaid`s knee.
If there ever was a book about a catalogue of disasters, this is it. Jerome K. Jerome never wrote a funnier book than this. Three friends embark on a river trip with their dog Montmorency and just about everything that can go wrong does. From falling into a river to getting hopelessly lost in a maze, the three friends, George, Harris and J have endless adventures which will keep you doubled up with laughter till the last page.
The three friends are looking for " rest and a complete change" and decide to embark on a river trip. Their many misadventures on this boating expedition with their dog Montmorency and some reminiscences of family members like Uncle Podger who tries to hang a picture on the wall will make this book really worth reading for the clear , honest and humorous way in which it is presented..
Jerome Klapka Jerome was born in 1859. He was the son of an ironmonger and brought up in London .He started work as a railway clerk at fourteen and later worked as a schoolmaster, actor and journalist. He published two volumes of essays and a few other books but none were as successful as Three Men in A Boat. He died in 1927.
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Format : Paperback - Wordsworth Classics
No of pages : 185