Three Men In a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)

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Three Men In a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)  (1889) 
by Jerome Klapka Jerome

THREE MEN IN A BOAT

(TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG)

Three Men in a Boat

(TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG)

BY

JEROME K. JEROME

AUTHOR OF
"IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW,"
"STAGE LAND," ETC.

Illustrations by A. Frederics.

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BRISTOL
J. W. Arrowsmith, Quay Street
LONDON
Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 4 Stationers' Hall Court


1889
All rights reserved

PREFACE.


The chief beauty of this book lies not so much in its literary style, or in the extent and usefulness of the information it conveys, as in its simple truthfulness. Its pages form the record of events that really happened. All that has been done is to colour them; and, for this, no extra charge has been made. George and Harris and Montmorency are not poetic ideals, but things of flesh and blood—especially George, who weighs about twelve stone. Other works may excel this in depth of thought and knowledge of human nature: other books may rival it in originality and size; but, for hopeless and incurable veracity, nothing yet discovered can surpass it. This, more than all its other charms, will, it is felt, make the volume precious in the eye of the earnest reader; and will lend additional weight to the lesson that the story teaches.

London, August, 1889.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1927, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.