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Little might be thought of the purchase of a skeleton for use in a lab, but a prudent scientist would check its provenance - The departed wearer of those bones may yet have a score to settle. The Man of Science is taken from the second volume of the Victorian Anthologies "Horror" series, featuring short stories by classic writers of the spooky, the scary and the supernatural. Guaranteed to give you the shivers, each collection includes familiar and loved creepy tales as well as those less well-known. With music by Benedict Edwards.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. When good friends J., George and Harris decide that a boating holiday is in order to cure them of the ails and illnesses of the modern age, they set off up the Thames with dog Montmorency at their side. They could never predicted, however, the set of obstacles and mishaps that await them… This supremely English novel has delighted audiences for over a hundred and thirty years, having never been out of print since its publication. Star of British television, Jeremy Nicholas, expertly brings to life the hilarity of the group’s adventures.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Moving from a long hot summer in Mississippi to the rivers of London, and beyond to a remote tropical desert island, this collection of fictional travel writing contains some of the most famous novels from the 18th and 19th century and includes Bing Crosby’s superb reading of Mark Twain’s classic coming of age tale. These classic stories are read by singer, comedian, and actor Bing Crosby; president of the Jerome K. Jerome Society, Jeremy Nicholas; and The Red Beret’s Harry Andrews. This collection includes: • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, read by Bing Crosby • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Jeremy Nicholas • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, read by Harry AndrewsShow more
The classic comic travelogue about an ill-fated boating holiday on the River Thames Three Men in a Boat is the irreverent tale of a group of friends who, along with a fox terrier named Montmorency, embark on a two-week boating journey up the Thames. Passing by famous landmarks on their way from Kingston to Oxford, the three gloriously underprepared travelers—George, William, and J.—confront the humor in everything from assembling a tent to fending off hostile swans. Originally conceived as a travel guide, the narrative instead evolved into a sharply witty tale replete with historical anecdotes, raucous digressions, and unforgettable misadventures. As funny and relatable today as it was more than a century ago, Three Men in a Boat was recently ranked by the Guardian as one of the twenty-five best novels of all time and by Esquire UK as one of the top twenty funniest books ever written.Show more
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers - the jokes have been praised as fresh and witty. The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator Jerome K. Jerome) and two real-life friends, George Wingrave (who would become a senior manager at Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom Jerome often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional but, 'as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all Englishmen, contains an element of the dog'. The trip is a typical boating holiday of the time in a Thames camping skiff. This was just after commercial boat traffic on the Upper Thames had died out, replaced by the 1880s craze for boating as a leisure activity. Three Men on the Bummel (also known as Three Men on Wheels) is a humorous novel by Jerome K. Jerome. It was published in 1900, eleven years after his most famous work, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog). The sequel brings back the three companions who figured in Three Men in a Boat, this time on a bicycle tour through the German Black Forest. D. C. Browning's introduction to the 1957 Everyman's edition says 'Like most sequels, it has been compared unfavourably with its parent story, but it was only a little less celebrated than Three Men in a Boat and was for long used as a school book in Germany.' Jeremy Nicholas of the Jerome K. Jerome Society regards it as a 'comic masterpiece' containing 'set pieces' as funny or funnier than those in its predecessor, but, taken as a whole, not as satisfying due to the lack of as strong a unifying thread.Show more
Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Una noche de tres amigos fuman en el apartamento de uno de ellos en Londres discutiendo sobre sus supuestas enfermedades: está claro que todos son unos hipocondriacos. Uno de ellos dice que después haber estado investigando durante varios días enfermedades en el museo británico ha llegado la conclusión de que sufre todas las enfermedades conocidas al hombre, con excepción del ojo vago.Discuten que es lo mejor que pueden hacer para recuperar su salud y finalmente se deciden por un pequeño viaje. Pero tiene que ser algo especial y por eso acuerdan remar durante una semana a lo largo del Támesis llevando también a Montmorency, su belicoso Fox terrier.El primer día del viaje, se quedan todos dormidos y ahí empezarán toda una suerte de aventuras y desventuras a lo largo de la semana de vacaciones terapéuticas que pasan a bordo del pequeño barco, recorriendo el Támesis.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Blake Harrison, star of The Inbetweeners, also known for his roles on screen in A Very English Scandal and Todd Margaret, as well as on London's West End in Waitress. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by David Carroll. Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. 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 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. (c) 1889, Jerome K. Jerome (P) 2019 Penguin AudioShow more
Tres hombres en una barca es un relato humorístico publicado en 1889, por el escritor inglés Jerome K. Jerome. Tres amigos, George, Harris y el propio Jerome, deciden remontar el Támesis junto con Montmorency, el perro. Al hilo de sus aventuras y sus bromas, el lector se sumerge en la hermosa campiña inglesa en un relato donde el humor se combina sabiamente con el documental sobre viajes, pues se trata del libro del Támesis por excelencia, contado con un estilo rápido, ágil, que encubre una inteligencia literaria que sólo poseen los grandes humoristas ingleses.Show more
Was machen drei junge, hypochondrische Freunde samt einem neurotischen Foxterrier, wenn sie dem Wetter entfliehen wollen und wilde Abenteuer suchen? Sie packen Blazer, Hut und Schlips ein und fahren in einem Ruderboot auf der Themse in die Wildnis hinauf. Doch sie haben den Büchsenöffner vergessen, die Zahnbürste ist unauffindbar, und wenn sie einem Schild begegnen, auf dem steht 'Achtung! Gefahr! Nicht hier entlang!', dann steuern sie schnurstracks in ihr Verderben. Ungekürzte Lesung des Klassikers des englischen Humors.Show more
Jerome K. Jerome is of course known for the hilarious adventures of "Three Men in a Boat". He also wrote many short stories and essays that have all the wit, whimsy and wisdom of his more famous work. The essays in this volume were published together with "The Diary of a Pilgrimage" in 1891. They are: "Evergreens" "Clocks" "Tea-Kettles" "A Pathetic Story" "The New Utopia" "Dreams"Show more
Jerome K. Jerome is known of course for his novels that tell of the hilarious adventures of "Three Men" particularly the one where they are "in a Boat"! The stories "Told After Supper", related by the guests at a Christmas Eve party, are about ghosts and have all thewit and whimsy of J.K.J.'s more famous works.Show more
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