Jerome K. Jerome was born in 1859. He was an English humorist best known for his travelogue Three Men in A Boat. Jerome begins this humorous story with these words in the preface. "This is a sensible book. I want you to understand that. This is a book to improve your mind. In this book I tell you all about Germany--at all events, all I know about ...
Jerome K. Jerome was born in 1859. He was an English humorist best known for his travelogue Three Men in A Boat. Jerome begins this humorous story with these words in the preface. "This is a sensible book. I want you to understand that. This is a book to improve your mind. In this book I tell you all about Germany--at all events, all I know about Germany--and the Ober-Ammergau Passion Play. I also tell you about other things. I do not tell you all I know about all these other things, because I do not want to swamp you with knowledge. I wish to lead you gradually. When you have learnt this book, you can come again, and I will tell you some more. I should only be defeating my own object did I, by making you think too much at first, give you a perhaps, lasting dislike to the exercise. I have purposely put the matter in a light and attractive form, so that I may secure the attention of the young and the frivolous. I do not want them to notice, as they go on, that they are being instructed; and I have, therefore, endeavoured to disguise from them, so far as is practicable, that this is either an exceptionally clever or an exceptionally useful work. I want to do them good without their knowing it. I want to do you all good--to improve your minds and to make you think, if I can."
As New. No Jacket. Size: 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall; Nonsuch Classics. First published 1891. This edition CR 2006. Small Paperback As New. Very clean, tight and square, looks new-cover and internals. Illustrated with charming b/w drawings throughout. Jerome K. Jerome is best known for his comic masterpiece "Three Men In A Boat", although the range of his other literary achievements is 'staggering'. One such is this gem, "Diary of a Pilgrimage", part travelogue and part social commentary, about a journey to see the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau. This is a witty account of that journey. 192 pages. 4.8 x 6.6 inches. Nonsuch Publishing, Gloucestershire, England, 2006.
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