Diary of a Pilgrimage
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Diary of a Pilgrimage

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While it is beyond doubt that Jerome K. Jerome is most well known for his comic masterpiece Three Men in a Boat, the range of his other literary achievements is staggering. Journalist, playwright and author, a wealth of his writing has remained just beyond the public gaze. Diary of a Pilgrimage is one such work.
The pilgrimage of the title is a journey to see the famous Pas...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Nonsuch Publishing (first published 1891)
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It was fabulous. I had really read, reread and enjoyed other books by JKJ such as three men in a boat and three men in the bummel, mostly fiction. This book by the way, is non-fiction, mainly ruminating on life in general and Germany in specific, while the author was travelling with his friend B. in Germany to witness a religious play held once a decade or so. It was funny, scathingly sarcastic, but deeply thought provoking, and actually intense and serious if you chaff through all the humor coa...more
I really enjoyed this. I think I preferred it to Three Men in a Boat which sometimes seems to try to hard to be funny. It might be because I was in holiday in Austria when I was reading it on my way to the Oberammergau passion play (which was the aim of the Pilgrimage in the book).
totally delightful reading. i travel a LOT more than i want to actually and i found good humor and similar insights on travels into foreign lands. JKJ has a fine touch to his writing, imo.
Kot zmeren ljubitelj humorja spretnega pisca iz neke minule dobe in nekega specifičnega naroda sem tudi to Jeromovo knjigo prebral brez zatikanja. Vendar me ponavljajoče preigravanje določenih klišejev, poigravanje z popolnimi absurdi in podobne vragolije niso niti pol toliko zabavale kot ob prvem branju njegove knjige (Trije možje se klatijo). Vsaka stvar mora biti ravno prav odmerjena in stric JKJ je kot staro vino: dober v pravih trenutkih in zmernih odmerkih. Prevod se mi zdi dober in pisan...more
Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in January 2001.

The passion play at Oberammergau is unique, and to many people a journey to see it would be something of a pilgrimage. Such a journey is the subject of this comic novel, very much in the style of Jerome's big success, Three Men in a Boat. The journey is made by rail, and the humour is on such subjects as the obscurity of railway timetables.

It is interesting to compare Diary of a Pilgrimage to Jerome's later Three Men on the Bummel, which is al...more
Jerome K. Jerome has a special place in my reading life. I read "Three Men in a Boat" as a child, a teen, and again as an adult. I read it aloud to my kids. Back in the card catalog days, I couldn't find anything else that Jerome had written. Thanks to Project Gutenberg I have been able to find this little travelog. The humor is mock blustery, middle class, and Victorian male. The Pilgrimage in question is to well known German Passion Play and focuses more on the journey than the destination.
Shafaet Ashraf
"থ্রি ম্যান ইন এ বোট" পড়ার পর থেকেই এই লেখকের অন্যান্য বই পড়ার ইচ্ছা ছিলো। ডায়েরি অফ এ পিলগ্রিমেজ একটা ভ্রমণকাহিনী, লেখার ধরণ কিছুটা সৈয়দ মুজতবা আলীর কথা মনে করিয়ে দেয়, মজার সব ঘটনার সাথে সেই জার্মান সমাজ নিয়ে অনেক কিছু জানা হয়ে গেলো বইটা পড়তে গিয়ে। জেরোম কে জেরোমের লেখার সবথেকে অনবদ্য দিক হলো এক মুহূর্তে যেমন হাসাবে আবার ঠিক পরের মুহূর্তে গুরুগম্ভীর কিছু কথা জীবন নিয়ে ভাবতে বাধ্য করবে।
I love Jerome K. Jerome. If you can't afford to go on vacation for yourself this is the next best thing. It was also a lot of fun to read prior to my own vacation. He goes through a lot of the same chaos on a train that I went through on a bus, but he did it with wit?
I love Jerome K. Jerome. If you can't afford to go on vacation for yourself this is the next best thing. It was also a lot of fun to read prior to my own vacation. He goes through a lot of the same chaos on a train that I went through on a bus, but he did it with wit?
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Amusing outsider view of Germany and the passion play
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NB! Да я препрочета! :)
I do love Jerome!
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Jerome Klapka Jerome (May 2, 1859 – June 14, 1927) was an English author, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat.

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