Three Men on the Bummel
Illustrated by Paul Cox
Introduced by Paul Cox
A cycling jaunt in Germany provides the backdrop for this laugh-out-loud novel from the master of Victorian quick wit; the escapades beautifully illustrated by Paul Cox.
‘Some of the vignettes [in Three Men on the Bummel] are the funniest Jerome ever wrote, with everything from animals, bicycles, hosepipes and German culture being milked for all their comic potential in his trademark genial style.’
Essentially a ‘jolly’ with no discernible itinerary or end date, ‘bummel’ is the perfect description of Jerome K. Jerome’s capers in late Victorian Europe. Switching water for wheels in the sequel to Three Men in a Boat, Jerome and his travel companions George and Harris embark on a cycling tour around Germany’s Black Forest region – having ruled out more strenuous sojourns, or those that might appeal to their families sufficiently for them to tag along.
Bound in printed and blocked cloth with a design by the artist
Set in Bembo with Sackers Open Antique display
33 colour illustrations
10¼˝ x 6¼˝