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Three Men in a Boat By Jerome K. Jerome
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This edition of Three Men in a Boat to say nothing of the dog by Jerome K. Jerome is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition
When Jesus Is In the Boat By William Travis
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Have you ever felt like you were on a boat in the middle of the sea while a fierce storm was beating down upon you? You see the water lapping over the sides of your boat and you realize that you are... More > sinking. It's a horrible feeling when you are in the midst of a trial. Fear and anxiety are overwhelming feelings! But like the disciples crossing the Sea of Galilee, we need Jesus in our boat. When He is in our boat, it makes all the difference in the world. This book breaks down that wonderful story in vivid detail so that you can safely navigate through life's sudden storms. Is Jesus in your boat?< Less
The Pursuit of the House-Boat By John Kendrick Bangs
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The Pursuit of the House-Boat is an 1897 novel by John Kendrick Bangs, and the second one to feature his Associated Shades take on the afterlife. The original full title was The Pursuit of the... More > House-Boat: Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq. and it has also been titled In Pursuit of the House-Boat and Pursuit of the House-Boat. There are 12 chapters in the book. They were first published as a serial, under the full-title and including the Newell illustrations, in Harper's Weekly from February 6 to April 24, 1897. After the House-Boat was hijacked by Captain Kidd at the end of A House-Boat on the Styx, the various members of its club decided that in order to track it down, a detective would have to be called in. So they hired Sherlock Holmes, who, at the time of the book's publication, had indeed been declared dead by his creator...< Less
Three Men in a Boat By Jerome Klapka Jerome
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The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator J.) and two real-life friends, George Wingrave (who would become a senior manager in Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London... More > printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom he often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional but, "as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all Englishmen, contains an element of the dog." The trip is a typical boating holiday of the time in a Thames camping skiff. This was just after commercial boat traffic on the Upper Thames had died out, replaced by the 1880s craze for boating as a leisure activity.< Less
Three Men in a Boat By Jerome K. Jerome
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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The book was initially... More > intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers — the jokes seem fresh and witty even today.< Less
The Open Boat and Other Stories By Stephen Crane
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Stranded at Sea With Three Others - Survivor "The Open Boat" is a short story by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). First published in 1897, it was based on Crane's... More > experience of surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Florida earlier that year while traveling to Cuba to work as a newspaper correspondent. Crane was stranded at sea for thirty hours when his ship, the SS Commodore, sank after hitting a sandbar. He and three other men were forced to navigate their way to shore in a small boat; one of the men, an oiler named Billie Higgins, drowned after the boat overturned. A volume titled The Open Boat and Other Tales of Adventure was published in the United States in 1898; an edition entitled The Open Boat and Other Stories was published simultaneously in England. About the Author: American author Stephen Crane began writing early in life, and was already a published author by the age of sixteen. Get Your Copy Now.< Less
A House-Boat on the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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A House-Boat on the Styx is a fantasy novel written by John Kendrick Bangs in 1895. The original full title was A House-Boat on the Styx: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated... More > Shades. The novel was first published by Harper Brothers in 1896. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx startled--and annoyed--by the arrival of a house boat on his mystical river. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is to be appointed the boat's janitor. What follows are eleven stories set on the house boat. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up to the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx, the river that circles the underworld. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled—and annoyed—by the arrival of a houseboat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business...< Less
A House-boat On the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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A House-Boat on the Styx is a fantasy novel written by John Kendrick Bangs in 1895. The original full title was A House-Boat on the Styx: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated... More > Shades. The novel was first published by Harper Brothers in 1896. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx startled--and annoyed--by the arrival of a house boat on his mystical river. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is to be appointed the boat's janitor. What follows are eleven stories set on the house boat. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up to the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx, the river that circles the underworld. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled—and annoyed—by the arrival of a houseboat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business...< Less
Rudi's U-Boat By Jack Gill
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Rudi’s U-Boat tells the epic tale of Rudi Kurt, a 12 year old German boy orphaned at the outbreak of the 2nd World War, who is smuggled out of Germany in a U-Boat along with untold wealth in... More > the form of confiscated jewellery and art work in the closing days of the war as the Gestapo realise that they need to retreat. The U-Boat is stored in a secret base off the Transkei Coast so that it can be retrieved by Hitler and the Gestapo when they re-group but the war ends, Hitler is dead and for over half a century the U-Boat and its treasure remains hidden in the secret base … until, Rudi, in a bid to get his younger friend John over the death of his wife, puts together a group of very special people and sets about finding the hidden cave and its contents.< Less
A House-Boat on the Styx By John Kendrick Bangs
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House-Boat on the Styx is a book written by John Kendrick Bangs and published in 1895. The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up to the time in which the book is set, which seems... More > to be about the time of its publication) has gone to Styx, the river that circles the underworld. The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx being startled—and annoyed—by the arrival of a houseboat on the Styx. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that he is actually to be appointed the boat's janitor. What follows are eleven more stories (for a total of twelve) which are set on the house boat. There is no central theme, and the purpose of the book appears to be as a literary thought experiment to see what would happen if various famous dead people were put in the same room with each other.< Less

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