Pilgrimage (1915-67) is a long unfinished autobiographical novel in thirteen instalments by the English writer Dorothy M. Richardson. This article provides an account of the novel’s distinctive narrative technique, a synopsis of its story-events by instalment, and remarks on its critical reception. For the novel’s publishing history and its autobiographical relation to Dorothy Richardson’s own life, see our linked article on Dorothy M. Richardson.
Set mostly in central London, although with some suburban and rural episodes and two volumes set overseas, Pilgrimage recounts the experiences of its protagonist, Miriam Henderson, from the age of seventeen onwards (1893-1912), in a sequence of encounters and dialogues that is deliberately not shaped into any formal plot. Miriam is the
Citation: Baldick, Chris. "Pilgrimage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 June 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39258, accessed 09 December 2023.]