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Join Date: May 2011
Location: JAPAN (US expatriate)
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Jerome, Jerome K.: Three Men on the Bummel (Illustrated by L.R. HILL). v2. 12 April 2
Version A -- Illustrations from UK edition --
This was published in 1899 in "The Saturday Evening Post" as "Three Men on Four Wheels", and published in book form in 1900.
A decade has passed since the humorous adventures and mis-adventures of "Three Men in a Boat." J., Harris, and George feel they need a break, and decide to take a bicycle tour of Germany. This fictionalized travelogue is filled with anecdotes of the cyclists' experiences and commentary on the behavior of the German citizen (and the British citizen as well).
Although not quite up to the standard of its predecessor, this is an amusing book with many chuckle-worthy moments, and some that are truly side-splitting.
I made an "editorial choice" to add some section breaks; some run-on segments seemed confusing otherwise. There were no breaks in the original, if you want to edit and change that.
Embedded decorative font for chapter heads. Small drop-caps.
Sixteen pen-and-ink illustrations taken from the Arrowsmith UK edition. These are more cartoon-like and much funnier than the Harrison Fisher illustrations used in the US version ( uploaded here). The text of these two ebooks is identical.
My first attempt to wrap text around full illustrations (not just decorated drop-caps), and I hope it is successful. I am uploading a second "no-wrap" version for readers that don't play well with floated images.
EDIT: uploaded revised versions with some format tweaks.
regular edition, previous downloads 94.
no-wrap edition, previous downloads 66.
Last edited by GrannyGrump; 05-23-2012 at 05:40 AM. Reason: add cross-link
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