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Idle thoughts of an idle fellow


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Publisher
ISBN
9781595690241,
1595690247,
9789635230662,
9635230664,
1313755753,
Language
English
Category
Subject Humor -- Fiction.
HUMOR -- General. -- bisacsh
Wit and humor. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01176279

Description

Initially published in 1886 and dedicated to the writer's ally in idling--his pipe--this collection of entertaining essays established Jerome K. Jerome as an eminent English wit. "What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate. This book wouldn't elevate a cow. I cannot conscientiously recommend it for any useful purposes whatever. All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading 'the best hundred books, ' you may take this up for half an hour. It will be a change." Here are his idle and amusing thoughts on all aspects of life--from love to poverty, vanity to ambition, babies to cats and dogs--and, of course, on the pleasures of spending one's time idling.-Amazon.com.