Books: Going to Jerusalem

FRIAR FELIX AT LARGE (254 pp.)—H F M. Frescott—Yale University Press ($3.75).

In recent years, the pilgrim has become a rare bird of passage in Christendom. The Roman Catholic Holy Year is swelling the pilgrim flock by the millions, but most of them will dispense with cowl and staff, danger and dust, and have a fairly comfortable time. To learn what such journeys once involved, pilgrims and non-pilgrims can turn to Friar Felix at Large, by British Novelist H.F.M. Prescott. It is based largely on the 15th Century's 1,500-page Fratris Felicis Fabri Evagatorium in Terrae Sanctae, perhaps the best account ever given...

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