All Roads Lead to Calvary (novel)

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All Roads Lead to Calvary
Author Jerome K. Jerome
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Drama
Publication date
1919
Media type Print

All Roads Lead to Calvary is a 1919 novel by the British writer Jerome K. Jerome. It was one of the last works written by Jerome, better known for his Three Men in a Boat , and shows the influence of the First World War on him. It is a Bildungsroman in which a Cambridge University educated woman Joan Allway becomes a journalist and then a wartime ambulance driver. She encounters various different people, gaining new experiences and confronting many of the moral issues of the day.

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Film adaptation

In 1921 the novel was turned into a silent British film All Roads Lead to Calvary directed by Kenelm Foss. [1]

All Roads Lead to Calvary is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Minna Grey, Bertram Burleigh and Mary Odette. It is partly based on the 1919 novel of the same name by Jerome K. Jerome. A fisherman becomes a Member of Parliament, but is torn between his career, mistress and wife.

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