Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel
Title: Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
A humorous account of a boating holiday on the Thames . One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers — the jokes seem fresh and witty even today.
So popular did it prove that Jerome reunited his heroes for a bicycle tour of Germany. Despite some sharp, and with hindsight, prophetic observations of the country, Three Men on the Bummel describes an equally picaresque journey constrained only ‘by the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started’.