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hjlaire A delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life. He sang of Italy, I of four countries: No trivia or quizzes yet. His wingtips had been worn out. Mar 19, Lisa Powell rated it it was amazing Shelves: My favorite book in the world.
And Belloc is good enough at it that forty years later I can quote it from memory: Trivia About The Path to Rome. However, the final or so pages have fewer of those charming moments of levity as the author seems to have become bogged down by the task of telling his story.
Refresh and try again. A great book, looking forward to reading his account of the Pyrenees next. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century.
The Path to Rome
Want to Read Currently Yilaire Read. Howard rated it it was amazing Apr 16, There is, however, greatness in his blunt honesty and confidence. The book is a classic, born of something far deeper than the physical experience it records.
Oct 14, Ryan rated it it yilaire amazing Shelves: He did this dressed in a suit, a tie and city street shoes. Hilare 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. Not into serious suffering. 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.
Considered by Belloc himself, and by most critics, his greatest work, this classic book is the delightful story of the pilgrimage Belloc made on foot to Rome in order to fulfill a vow he had made to ” 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.
He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. I’d forgotten how satirical Tne could be and I loved his asides to the reader.
Back inas a young man, Belloc felt he needed to c Some tl might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism. I thought, in my mushy-headed state at age twenty, that this was to be a beautiful metaphorical musing on Belloc’s conversion to Catholicism.
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Knox, the first Catholic chaplain at Oxford for four hundred years, supported the University Catholic Chaplaincy by hilajre a mystery novel each year over the long vacation. Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: But, a canny writer as well—one of the most prolific writers of his era—he has also crafted a secular tale of adventure. As travel writing it is first-rate. It is a book about the land; it is a book about people; it is a book about God; it is a book about not taking yourself too seriously.
Belloc, like Patrick Leigh Fermor and a few other daring souls, decided to walk across Europe and his journey to Rome over the Bleloc is amazing. Lists with This Book.
The path to Rome
His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep hiliare his being. I also thought hhe whole point was that he was on a pilgrimage to reach a particular church by a particular day to celebrate a mass in tthe of Sts. Belloc made this journey at the turn of the s the first publication in Great Britain wasand it was bittersweet to read of his crossing blithely from one country to another with neither passport nor identification papers, and passing through a Europe peaceful and innocent of the two shattering wars that were just a few years in the future.
He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. It would have been nice if he had carried it through to at least his arrival at the mass which he had set out to attend.
The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc
As a directive on the good life for all non-materialists, especially Catholics – likewise. Apr 21, Martinxo rated it really liked it Shelves: He is at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and deeply philosophical. Want to Read saving…. We bellloc following his path on the map, and now want to visit some of the obscure places he passed through we never even knew existed!