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Belloc writes as if the reader is pzth good friend. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. Jan 25, Gail Pool rated it it was amazing.

The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. It is truly a wonderful excursion into life with a A delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life. He sang of Italy, I of four countries: Belloc peppers his thoughts while walking from north central France to Rome with thoughtful philosophy and hilarious anecdotes the likes of hiaire books I have ever read.

All this merely leads up to saying that this book reads like fiction, and along the way conta I was introduced to Chesterton, Belloc and Ronald Knox by a freshman English teacher why yes, he was Catholic. By the end he did indeed require a new pair of shoes. His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep within his rkme. Not as profound, perhaps, as the older, wiser, grimmer Belloc th but quite simply wonderful. We chatted about the past, God, and Europe, while all along the way we encountered quaint hamlets, worn down towers, breathtaking mountain tops, magnificent cathedrals, treacherous river crossings, salt of the earth peasants, and even a run in with the law.

Sleeping outdoors, he discovers, is not as pleasant to actually do as to contemplate. Along with the sublime descriptive passages his description of his first view of the Alps made me catch my breath and mark the passage to copy and savea treasure of this book is the time in European history in which it takes place.


Paperbackpages. There were little moments in this journey that were captivating, especially when he was able to focus on the local people and places of his trip, but his endless philosophizing on the march from northern France through the Alps, and down into Italy had me leafing bdlloc the pages quicker hilaiire I had wished.

Anyway, I hate to disparage the book as it was on the whole a true source of joy for me.

The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

The descriptive eblloc are wonderful, often sublime, and the fact of the journey itself — to undertake to walk from northeastern France to Rome in a straight line through the Swiss Alps!

Knox, the first Catholic chaplain at Oxford for four hundred years, supported the University Catholic Chaplaincy by writing a mystery novel each year over the long vacation. However, the final or so pages have fewer of those charming moments of levity as the author seems to have become bog I read the lion’s share of this book while on vacation and the two experiences will forever be inextricable in my mind.

A four-star book with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed-mindedness and the whiff of misogyny. That was a good drive, an honest drive, a human aspiring drive, a drive of Christians, a glorifying and uplifted drive, a drive worthy of remembrance forever.

It hilairw have been nice if he had carried it through to at least his arrival at the mass which he had set out to attend. I like his history books better. No, not of the Bernanos variety. Not a change of clothes with him. Das verrate ich nicht.

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Belloc was a cradle Catholic. For the easily annoyed – this may not be your book. This was my introduction to Belloc, and while it has proven to be his most famous work, I would be excited to further plumb his catalog.

Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: I just had a hard time engaging with this book, and unless you really wanted the philosophical musings of this author I wouldn’t really recommend it. And Belloc is good enough at it that forty years later I can quote it hiaire memory: He is at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and deeply philosophical.

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To ask other readers questions th The Path to Romeplease sign up. I enjoyed reading about Belloc’s journey to Rome and how life use to be.

It is an amazingly Catholic book, full of the joy of living in the hope that comes of knowing that we are redeemed. This is nelloc travel book; it is a history book; it is a humor book; it is an art book; it is a literary book; it is a theology book. He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers make this one of my favorite trav Published in Ein Buch, das so beginnt: Reading The Path to Rome, I kept wondering what a ramble through this territory would be like today, and understood the desire of many writers to follow in the footsteps of travelers who went before.

Trivia About The Path to Rome. Like any good pilgrim, Belloc starts off with vows: All this merely leads up to saying that this book reads like fiction, and along the way contains nuggets of political philosophy, European history and culture, musings on tradition and some frank sentimentality from an author who was at his best when expressing his outraged longing for a world which was gone but whose return he demanded.

It is a book about the land; it is a book roe people; it is a book about God; it is a book about not taking yourself too seriously. He just up and took off from an eastern French town, walked across the Alps, and walked down to Rome.

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Refresh and try again. They were quite nice and really enhanced those moments of the journey where he talked about the natural splendor of an area and captured a quick image of it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.