Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them just fine. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts, and tins of pineapple chunks-not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions, and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian clerking classes, it hilariously captured the spirit of its age.
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged CD|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927), an English novelist, playwright, and actor, is best known as a humorist. In his writing, he was able to explore sensitive issues regarding human emotions through humor and light-hearted narrations. Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, Jerome was brought up in the East End of London in relative poverty. He left school at fourteen and worked variously as a clerk, a hack journalist, an actor, and a schoolmaster. His first book, On the Stage and Off, was published in 1885. This was followed by numerous plays, books, and magazine articles, but he is best known for Three Men in a Boat. In 1927, one year after writing his autobiography My Life and Times, he was made a Freeman of the Borough of Walsall.Though a relaxed, urbane man, Jerome was a relentless explorer of new ideas and experiences. He travelled widely throughout Europe, was a pioneer of skiing in the Alps, and visited Russia and America several times. He was a prolific writer whose work has been translated into many foreign languages. Steven Crossley is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over two hundred audiobooks. He has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie and Sharpe's Fury by Bernard Cornwell. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in theater, television, film, and radio drama, performing with distinguished theater companies in New York and London. He is a member of the internationally acclaimed company Complicite. His audiobook performances cover an eclectic range of subjects in both fiction and nonfiction, from thrillers, mysteries, classics, and histories to children's fantasy and biographies.These include works by such writers as Pat Barker, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, Sebastian Faulkes, Zadie Smith, Ian McKewan, and Tana French.