Three Men on Wheels – Jerome K. Jerome (1900) (1st ed)


Three Men on Wheels – Jerome K. Jerome (1900) (1st ed)


The 1st US edition of the comic sequel to Three Men on a Boat, set around a bicycle tour.

Title: Three Men On Wheels

Author: Jerome K. Jerome

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1900. First American edition.

Condition: Hardcover, pictorial cloth. No dust jacket. Good. Slight soiling to back cover, inscription to ffep. Front hinge starting. Text clean, binding tight.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

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.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humorist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889).

Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886) and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat, and several other novels.