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Diary of a Pilgrimage

Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome
By: (1859-1927)

Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome offers readers a witty and insightful account of a journey to Oberammergau, a small town in Germany known for its passion play. Written in the form of a diary, the book follows the author and his fictional friend as they navigate the challenges and humorous encounters of traveling through Europe.

Jerome's humorous and lighthearted writing style shines through in this work, providing a refreshing take on the traditional travelogue genre. His observations on human nature, cultural differences, and the trials of travel are both entertaining and thought-provoking. Readers will appreciate the author's keen eye for detail and his ability to find humor in even the most mundane situations.

While the book may not offer a detailed historical or cultural analysis of Oberammergau, it succeeds in capturing the essence of travel as a transformative and enlightening experience. Jerome's unique perspective and sharp wit make Diary of a Pilgrimage a delightful read for those looking for a light-hearted exploration of the joys and challenges of traveling abroad.

Book Description:
A possibly fictionalised account by the comic novelist Jerome K. Jerome of a trip to Germany that he undertook with a friend in order to see the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau. The journey takes in London, Dover, Ostend, Cologne, Munich, Oberau, Oberammergau and then back to London via Heidelberg. As one might expect from the author of 'Three Men in a Boat', much goes wrong along the way, including seasickness, strange food, stranger beds, misleading guidebooks, bewildering train timetables, and numerous cultural and linguistic misunderstandings.

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Reviewer: - December 5, 2014
The echo is a bit strong for rendering the reading clear. Over all a good reading.

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