Three Men in a Boat is one of the most amusing and enduring books in the English language. Semi-autobiographical, it recounts the adventures and mishaps of George, Harris, J. (the narrator), and his remarkable dog Montmorency during a boat trip along the Thames from London to Oxford. Jerome K. Jerome originally intended the book to be a guide to the Thames Valley, but his publisher thought it so entertaining that it was published as a comic novel—to huge success. Surprisingly modern and wonderfully light in tone, Three Men in a Boat has endured as a classic of the genre ever since. On audio, it becomes real laugh-out-loud entertainment to be enjoyed by the whole family, with an irrepressible sense of fun throughout.