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Three Men in a Boat

 Author: Jerome K. Jerome  Category: Humor  Published: January 1, 1889  File Size: 591 KB  Tags: AdventureBritish LiteratureClassicscomedyFictionHumorLiteraturenovelTravel |  Download PDF


Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, the principal theme considered in the novel is the relationship between the city and country life.


It is about three friends and a dog rowing their way along the Thames toward Oxford. This story revolves round, more or less, the adventure of three men who decide to take a break from their monotonous life and take a boating vacation up the river Thames.

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