A Novel

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Pilgrim, a man who has lived for four thousand years, is despondent about his immortality, and wishes to end his life, is admitted to the Burgholzi Psychiatric Clinic in Zurich, where he meets Carl Jung, who persuades Pilgrim to recount his remarkable life stories. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first pirnting.


Ageless. Sexless. Deathless. Timeless. Pilgrim is a man who cannot die, an astounding character in a novel of the cataclysmic contest between creation and destruction. Pilgrim is Timothy Findley’s masterwork, a finalist for the Giller Prize, and a national bestseller that has smashed the author’s own impressive sales records. It is 1912 and Pilgrim has been admitted to the Burghölzli Psychiatric Clinic in Zürich, Switzerland, having failed—once again—to commit suicide. Over the next two years, it is up to Carl Jung, self-professed mystical scientist of the mind, to help Pilgrim unlock his unconsciousness, etched as it is with myriad sufferings and hopes of history. Is Pilgrim mad, or is he condemned to live forever, witness to the terrible tragedy and beauty of the human condition? Both intimate and expansive in its scope, with an absorbing parade of characters—mythic, fictional and historical—Pilgrim is a fiercely original and powerful story from one of our most distinguished artists.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781443401852
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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May 05, 2014

One of the more interesting Findley novels - has a great premise!

Goober1950 Jun 28, 2011

Great book to own

May 02, 2011

I first read this book ten years ago when I was in junior high and I've only learned to love it more since then. It's quite haunting and has stayed with me after all this time. Easily my favourite Findley book and generally just one of my favourite books, period.

Oct 13, 2010

My favourite Timothy Findley book. Love the story - got completely sucked into this book the first time I read it and couldn't put it down!

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