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This volume contains more than 10 illustrations. A wonderful collection of humorous and delightful works by Jerome K. Jerome, featuring the following: THREE MEN IN A BOAT, THREE MEN ON THE BUMMEL, THE PHILOSOPHER'S JOKE, THE IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, THE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE. This volume contains more than 10 illustrations. A wonderful collection of humorous and delightful works by Jerome K. Jerome, featuring the following: THREE MEN IN A BOAT, THREE MEN ON THE BUMMEL, THE PHILOSOPHER'S JOKE, THE IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, THE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE.


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This volume contains more than 10 illustrations. A wonderful collection of humorous and delightful works by Jerome K. Jerome, featuring the following: THREE MEN IN A BOAT, THREE MEN ON THE BUMMEL, THE PHILOSOPHER'S JOKE, THE IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, THE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE. This volume contains more than 10 illustrations. A wonderful collection of humorous and delightful works by Jerome K. Jerome, featuring the following: THREE MEN IN A BOAT, THREE MEN ON THE BUMMEL, THE PHILOSOPHER'S JOKE, THE IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, THE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW, PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE.

5 review for The Jerome K. Jerome Super Treasury (Including Three Men in a Boat) (Illustrated)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dr.J.G.

    Three Men in a Boat:- One of the most hilarious books one could find. The title mentioned here is incomplete, the real title is "Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing About the Dog". The three friends start off on a boating trip for pleasure, and it is hilarious from the beginning. Packing, setting off, towing, locks, cooking, and anecdotes galore. Friday, September 12, 2008. ......................................................................... .................................................. Three Men in a Boat:- One of the most hilarious books one could find. The title mentioned here is incomplete, the real title is "Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing About the Dog". The three friends start off on a boating trip for pleasure, and it is hilarious from the beginning. Packing, setting off, towing, locks, cooking, and anecdotes galore. Friday, September 12, 2008. ......................................................................... ......................................................................... Three Men On A Bummel:- The three friends - encouraged by the boat excursion, though it hard to imagine why - decide to venture a bit farther afield and go to Germany, no less. So we hear about the German love of planning and obedience to state and arraging everything perfectly. We also hear about the guidebooks for foreigners in local languages sold everywhere in Europe and their efficacy tested by the three in London in English language version. Hilarious. The walk up a mountain disdaining the ubiquitous German efficiency in having a restaurant on every mountain top and not finding one while standing right before it, the buying of a cushion, the tale about a condemned man being provided instructions about execution of his own sentence - everything. In fact that is an understatement - when I read this it is hard not to laugh till it hurts physically, one just cannot help it, especially about the hats and the shoes, not that the taxi is not a good beginning. And the cushions and other incidents in Germany, and observations, just priceless. Monday, October 20, 2008. ......................................................................... ......................................................................... THE PHILOSOPHER'S JOKE:- ......................................................................... ......................................................................... The Fawn Gloves:- This is startling indeed if one has begun reading Jerome K. Jerome with the three men duo of hilarious adventures that leave one helpless with laughter. One scarcely expects so much sensitivity, such delicacy, albeit reading this one knows the other two were in every way just as delicate, however funny they were. And here lies the greatest success of the author - his profundity and his sensitivity and his delicacy is not of the tom tommed variety, but rather something pervading his work as naturally as a gentleman of his time and place would carry his suit, his hat and his folded umbrella, without himself being conscious or making the viewer - in this case reader - aware of it. The short story that gives a collection of stories the name is about the fawn gloves that the gentle and sensitive man sees every day as he goes for his regular evening walk, and he begins to see her after he has passed, never talked or looked or met her gaze - which again is more sensitive than his own, her whole demeanour giving him courage to be the man and the strong one of the two, unlike the normal women he has avoided. This is a courtship that belongs to the era that is gone perhaps - they sit together on a public bench or chairs in a garden, speak tentatively, exchange life stories in not much detail, but don't know each other's addresses and even names, height of sensitivity on part of both. Yet they know they are connected. Ultimate closeness, he goes on a knee and kisses a glove - she is always wearing the said fawn gloves, and reminds him of a fawn herself, shy and easily startled. The daintiness of her attire and accessories is noticed by the protagonist, indeed of immense importance to the relationship, and is mentioned and described with matching daintiness by the author. Her fawn gloves seem merely a part of the whole picture of the dainty woman that reminds the protagonist of a fawn, until suddenly it is like a veil removed and the reason for the title clear. Neither of them is rich, and this turns the story startlingly, albeit it is not an obvious factor mentioned - sensitivity of the author - when one day the protagonist asks the beloved fawn of a young woman to remove her gloves. In the era when one was reticent rather than brazen, names and addresses not exchanged, and people not only sensitive but able to appreciate that quality in another, a relationship that seems to begin with a spring fragrance of tulips is just as delicately rendered into a gossamer veil of a tragedy - and one wishes the man were more sensible. But there precisely is the point the author makes with his usual delicacy - the sensitivity of the protagonist is about his own sensibilities, and selfish, not extending to the woman he fell in love with for being so fawn-like. When it comes to it he shudders and goes away leaving her alone because he cannot stand anything painful, rather than realising what and how much she needs and spreading his caring and love to soothe and heal her. He returns because he is unable to forget her, and has cornered a doctor he happens to meet to ask about the problem and whether it is possible to correct it - but he has left it too late, and she has vanished. If then he suffers, it is merely deserved, but one is left with the figure of the fawn woman in her dainty figure and sensitive, fleeting impression just as he is, long past her having gone from his life for ever. He cannot forget her and one does not know if one will. Tuesday, May 13, 2014. ...................................................................................... ...................................................................................... THE IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW:- ......................................................................... ......................................................................... THE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW:- ......................................................................... ......................................................................... PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK:- ......................................................................... ......................................................................... DIARY OF A PILGRIMAGE:- ......................................................................... .........................................................................

  2. 5 out of 5

    Agnes On

  3. 5 out of 5

    Navin Vembar

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nivedita

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eric Person

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