Jerome K. Jerome's classic comedy of English gentlemen bumbling across the countryside has amused and entertained generations of readers.
It was first published in 1899, and despite the often hostile reviews from critics, sold thousands of copies around the world.
Three Men in a Boat details the escapades of George, Harris, J. (Jerome), and Montmorency, a fox terrier, as their attempt at an idyllic cruise up the River Thames from Kingston Upon Thames to Oxford, quickly spins out of control.
The men soon encounter locals and wildlife who hinder or help them on their journey, and miraculously amid the shenanigans, Jerome crafts a detailed travelogue of the region and its cultures.