Largely based on the author himself, J. is the narrator of the book. He is a Londoner and a relatively young man. The reader doesn’t learn much about his background in terms of his working… read analysis of J.
George, like his boating companions J. and Harris, is another young, single Londoner. He works in the city at a bank and is the first of the titular men to propose the boat trip… read analysis of George
Harris is the third of the three men and tends to be the butt of jokes more often than the other two. J. thinks “there is no poetry about Harris—no wild yearning for the… read analysis of Harris
Montmorency is J.’s dog who goes along on the trip with the three men. His behavior seems to mimic the foolishness and ineptitude of his keepers. At one point, for example, he attacks a… read analysis of Montmorency
J’s uncle, who appears is an anecdote told by J. In this, Uncle Podger has the simple task of putting a picture on the wall. However, it all goes calamitously wrong: he sends his… read analysis of Uncle Podger
Herr Slossen Boschen
A masterful German singer whom the men recall meeting at a party. There, he sings a tragic German folk song of heartbreak and unrequited love but is quickly offended when the audience starts laughing at… read analysis of Herr Slossen Boschen