• 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 for half an hour. It will be a change.

    Jerome K. Jerome (2006). “Jerome K. Jerome: 14 Books in 1”, p.594, Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax