Three Men in a Boat is a fictional story written byJerome K. Jeromeand was first published in the year 1889. The first time the book was published, there was a lot of confusion among the critics who were unable to understand the exact genre of the book. Although the genre of the book is Humour, but many critics at that time took the book to be a travel guide. It was mostly because, during that time travel guides were usually written as a long and serious itinerary with descriptions and minute details. As more and more people read Three Men in a Boat, they were more and more engrossed with the comic side of the novel and soon Three Men in a Boat came to called as a comic frictional novel