Diary of a Pilgrimage

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,638 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,791
mnybks.net#: 3965
Origin: gutenberg.org
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--Haroun Alraschid crept disguised at nightfall, with his faithful Mesrour by his side; I have stood upon the bridge where Dante watched the sainted Beatrice pass by; I have floated on the waters that once bore the barge of Cleopatra; I have stood where Caesar fell; I have heard the soft rustle of rich, rare robes in the drawing-rooms of Mayfair, and I have heard the teeth-necklaces rattle around the ebony throats of the belles of Tongataboo; I have panted beneath the sun's fierce rays in India, and frozen under the icy blasts of Greenland; I have mingled with the teeming hordes of old Cathay, and, deep in the great pine forests of the Western World, I have lain, wrapped in my blanket, a thousand miles beyond the shores of human life."

B., to whom I explained my leaning towards this style of diction, said that exactly the same effect could be produced by writing about places quite handy. He said:-

"I could go on like that without having been outside England at all. I should say:

"I have smoked my fo

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Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2012.07.17
mei
****.

This book by Jerome K. Jerome, best known for his 'Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog', was first published in 1891.
In this book 'I' and his friend 'B' go on a journey from London to Oberammergau in Germany to see the Passion Play there. Jerome tells of the trip and of some of the touristic sightseeing they do. There are a few 'problems' on the way with a German bed, trying to get an omelette, seesickness, fellow travellers and more. It is written in a very funny way and I advise this book to anyone who likes to read humor. If you enjoyed Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat' or books by Wodehouse, then you should really give this book a try. The pace of this over a 120 years old book is slower than in modern books, but it does not take more then a few pages to get used to this.

2012.07.16
mei
****.

In this book by Jerome K. Jerome, best known for his 'Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog', 'I' and his friend 'B' go on a journey from London to Oberammergau in Germany to see the Passion Play there. Jerome tells of the trip and of some of the touristic sightseeing they do. There are a few 'problems' on the way with a German bed, trying to get an omelette, seesickness, fellow travellers and more. It is written in a very funny way and I advise this book to anyone who likes to read humor. If you enjoyed Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat' or books by Wodehouse, then you should really give this book a try. The pace of this over a 120 years old book is slower than in modern books, but it does not take more then a few pages to get used to this.


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