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They and I

Jerome K. Jerome

Book Overview: 

A man and his three children leave the “Little Mother” at home in the city and set up temporary housekeeping in a country cottage to supervise the remodeling of the house he has just purchased there. The story is narrated by the father. His interactions with his children, interspersed with his own recollections of past events, make for hilarious reading.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I should sy, from the look of 'er, that she wanted to be milked."

"But it started bellowing at half-past two," I argued. "It doesn't expect to be milked at half-past two, does it?"

"Meself," said the boy, "I've given up looking for sense in cows."

In some unaccountable way this boy was hypnotising me. Everything had suddenly become out of place.

The cow had suddenly become absurd: she ought to have been a milk- can. The wood struck me as neglected: there ought to have been notice-boards about, "Keep off the Grass," "Smoking Strictly Prohibited": there wasn't a seat to be seen. The cottage had surely got itself there by accident: where was the street? The birds were all out of their cages; everything was upside down.

"Are you a real farmer's boy?" I asked him.

"O' course I am," he answered. "What do yer tike me for—a hartist in disguise?"

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Community Reviews

I started and finished this book today and I laughed the whole way through it! Jerome K Jerome has for sure made his place on my favorite author list! If you like and understand witty British humor, you will enjoy this book!

Temi importanti trattati con un complice sorriso bonario

Vi sono scrittori che si identificano in un solo libro. È sicuramente il caso di Jerome Klapka Jerome, che fu giornalista e autore di numerosi romanzi, per lo più umoristici, ma che vede la sua fama indissolubilmente legata al più famoso tra...more

Jerome K Jerome gives you his thoughts on moving to the country, among other things.

Omul tare caută din instinct societatea celor care ii sunt superiori, fiind curios sa afle ceea ce ignora.

Dílo lze pojmout jako volné pokračování knihy Kdepak je má kravička?. Kravička je totiž nalezena a přítomnost ohlásí poměrně intenzivním bučením pod oknem ve tři ráno. Od té chvíle se dosud příjemné, avšak nikoliv zas tak výjimečné vyprávění mění v hodně legrace. Ale končí to podle mne dost zvláš...more

★★★★★ (5/5)

A selection of favourite passages from the book

• I wonder to myself sometimes, Is literature to the general reader ever anything more than a fairy-tale? We write with our heart's blood, as we put it. We ask our conscience, Is it right thus to lay bare the secrets of our souls? The gen...more

Es algo irregular aunque tiene momentos divertidísimos.

3.5

Sempre divertente leggere Jerome. Un libro leggero, ma non troppo; piacevole e interessante. Dietro l'ironia Jerome semina costantemente insegnamenti e consigli per tutta la durata del racconto, consigli che spaziano dai più svariati argomenti: amore, matrimonio, editoria, ecc...more

Una delicia.
Humorismo amable e irónico. Novela sin argumento definido más allá del día a día de una peculiar familia.
Las irónicas tensiones entre literatura y vida, entre lo literario y lo real. Un retrato divertido de las contradicciones del escritor de humor.
Un pequeño y estupendo clásico.

i love everything jerome k jerome has written. what a delightful read his books are. treasures, pearls scattered here and there among the gentle humor. abounding with gentle delight. next to wodehouse, jerome is for me the perfect read.

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