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Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome, the author of Three Men in a Boat, had a number of interesting characteristics, including having been a loyal life-long friend to Carl Hentschel and George Wingrave, with the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016 11:51 pm UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

The "Fishy Story" subtitle is used in chapter 17. It is a great subtitle because it carries a real, concrete meaning as well as the more figurative meaning of the word "fishy." During this chapter,...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 7:39 pm UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

As it's used in the first chapter of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat, "seedy" means "unwell" or "poor," often as if you've been eating or drinking way too much: We were all feeling seedy,...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016 11:03 pm UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

J., the narrator of Three Men in a Boat, tells a lengthy story about his Uncle Podger in Chapter III. Here is a man who thinks he knows how to do something -- maybe he thinks he knows how to do...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2016 1:31 pm UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

In Freud's essay "The Uncanny," he describes the eerie and strange feeling that he calls the uncanny, one closely associated with gothic literature and horror stories. The uncanny is unheimlich, or...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2021 11:53 am UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

This answer depends on what you consider to be a problem or an adventure. The narrator of this book can create full-blown and major stories from even the smallest incident. Most of the memorable...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2016 10:31 am UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

The dictionary defines an anecdote as “a short, entertaining account of some happening, usually personal or biographical.” Three Men in a Boat is told in anecdotal style, with one story following...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2016 11:50 am UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

The narrator, J., refers to the “wretched small boats” in Chapter XVI: At Reading lock we came up with a steam launch, belonging to some friends of mine, and they towed us up to within about a...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2016 11:31 am UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

This is a story from a previous river trip, told by the narrator in Chapter XII. The “angel” was a boy who came to their rescue when they needed a place to stay overnight in Datchet. J., George,...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2016 10:15 am UTC

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Jerome K. Jerome

As the story begins, the narrator is sitting in his room with his friends George and William Samuel Harris, as well as the dog, Montmorency. They're all feeling rather ill as they idly lounge...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 5:55 pm UTC

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