Diary of a Pilgrimage
First edition (UK)
|Author||Jerome K. Jerome|
|Illustrator||G. G. Fraser|
|Publisher||J. W. Arrowsmith (UK)
Henry Holt and Co. (US)
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
They travel by train from London Victoria to Dover and have a rough overnight crossing of the Channel to Ostend and thence by train to Cologne where they spend a night in a hotel. The following day they visit Cologne Cathedral before catching the train to Munich, travelling alongside the Rhine. They spend Sunday in Munich where Jerome practices his German before catching a train to Oberau and then a carriage to Oberammergau to see the play. They return via Heidelberg.
As well as describing the journey and the characters they meet the book also contains a number of humorous asides including :
- "The Question of Luggage" - conflicting advice on what to pack for the trip
- "A Playful Boat" - the effects of seasickness
- "The German Bed"
- "The German Railway Guard"
- "We Seek Breakfast" - an attempt to order a savoury omelette
- "A Faithful Bradshaw"
- "The Difficulty of Dining to Music"
- Diary of a Pilgrimage at Project Gutenberg
- Publication history from the Jerome K. Jerome Society
- Diary of a Pilgrimage public domain audiobook at LibriVox
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