Published by the Folio Society, London, 1992. Hardback volume in a slipcase. Stunning colour illustrations by Paul Cox, with cream boards which are decoratively illustrated with a brown boating image inlaid with gold gilt. The slipcase is dark pink. The book, along with the slipcase, are in excellent condition. A stunning edition of this classic title.
The book offers a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames, which started from Kingston-upon-Thames to Oxford and back. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and at times, sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers, with the jokes staying fresh and witty.
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
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