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Viva Classics - Three Men In A Boat
ISBN : 9789386385116
Publish : 2017
Pages : 316
Price : 545.00

Viva Classics - Three Men In A Boat

To Say Nothing Of The Dog



On realizing what the drudgery of a mundane life has done to their health and mind, the narrator J. and his friends George and Harris leave for a boat trip on the Thames with their pet dog Montmorency Thus unfolds a beautiful narrative that not only describes the quaintness of the English suburbs but also tells a remarkable story of friendship and fun - the heartfelt joy of travelling with friends. Sarcastic and humorous in mood, the story often delves into nostalgia which is personal and also deeply historical. The general mood of excitement and adventure is sometimes broken by poignant streaks of reflections and meditations, making the readers see what life comes to.

In this genuinely humorous story of four characters embarking on a boat trip for a fortnight, Jerome K. Jerome reveals the light-hearted yet grim character of life that always overwhelms us. This student’s edition of the classic has the following key features:

  • A detailed author biography
  • A critical introduction for a wider social and cultural perspective
  • Insightful commentary, background information, thinking points and logical puzzles in understand, think, solve and explore
  • Before we begin: Pre-reading questions and activities to rouse the reader’s interest
  • Glossary: Meanings of archaic or difficult words in the form of footnotes
  • Chapter summary: A recap of each chapter in simple language
  • Understanding the text: Fact-based and inferential questions for assessment
  • Activities: Research questions to learn and explore beyond the text
  • The story in pictures: A graphic plot overview



The annotated critical editions in the Viva Classics series are specially designed for student readers. They help young readers appreciate and enjoy classic works of literature and also assist in studying these books as long reading texts prescribed in the CBSE curriculum. The texts are enriched with historical and other background information besides detailed textual explanation. The aesthetic design and imaginative artwork will make each book an instant favourite. Aimed to promote reading and meet curricular requirements, Viva Classics are also great additions to every home library.

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