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Barbara rated it liked it Jun 06, 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 pathh from an author who was at his best when expressing his outraged longing for a world which was gone but whose return he demanded.

The heart of the book is in his encounters with the people he meets on his journey, I laughed out aloud on a number of occasions. A four-star book with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed-mindedness and the whiff of misogyny.

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The book is a classic, born of something far deeper than the physical experience it records. Want to Read saving…. I’d forgotten how satirical Belloc could be and I loved his bflloc to the reader. Belloc made this journey at the turn of the s the first orme 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.

As travel writing it is first-rate. 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 philos Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome.

His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep within his being. His wingtips had been worn out.


Anyway, I hate to disparage the book as it was on the whole a true source of joy for me. One of the humorous threads running through the book is how, one by one, he breaks each of these vows except for the final attendance of Mass in Rome. Jun 19, Daniel Vinzant rated it it was amazing. And Belloc is a realist. Belloc, like Patrick Leigh Fermor and a few other daring souls, decided to walk across Europe and his journey to Rome over the Lath is amazing.

Belloc was a cradle Catholic. Belloc is at his snarky best here. I like his history books better. 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 tr A four-star book with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed-mindedness and the whiff of misogyny.

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Not into serious suffering. 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. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. The Path to Rome is available for ths here: I also thought the whole point was that he was on a pilgrimage to reach a particular church by a particular day to celebrate a mass in honor of Sts. Stylistically dated, more bombastic than Chesterton, but entertaining nonetheless.

One can see the determined, almost ruthless polemicist that he was to become. Mar 19, Lisa Powell rated bellov it was amazing Shelves: Das verrate ich nicht. I really enjoyed this book. He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers make this one of my favorite travel books.

It is an amazingly Catholic book, full of the joy of living in the hope that comes of knowing that we are redeemed.

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Um es kurz zu machen, wie der alter Seemann zu dem jungen Schafskopf sagte — Ah, was sagte der Seemann? I read the lion’s share of this book while on vacation and the two experiences will forever be inextricable in gelloc mind.

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Trivia About The Path to Rome. As a directive on the good life for all non-materialists, especially Catholics – likewise.

This novel, more tha Absolutely breathtaking, marvelous experience; as others have said, I truly feel like I was walking along, in my hard worn shoes, all those enchanting and disheartening miles to Rome with my good friend Hillaire Belloc. These meditations are highly entertaining as are his encounters with people he meets: He sang of Italy, I of four countries: May 28, Rozzer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Possibly this serves in illustrating how the human mind becomes less philosophical as the body suffers from fatigue. He broke most of the vows he took before he embarked on this exploration of his soul. Duncan rated it really liked it Oct 14, Oct 14, Ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes he does go on about religion a bit and he can go off on lengthy digressions but these are easily skipped over.

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Belloc’s walking pilgrimage from France to Rome, over the Alps, singing all the way. Belloc peppers his thoughts while walking from north central France to Rome with thoughtful philosophy and hilarious anecdotes the likes of few books I have ever read. Belloc is a great writer, witty, self-deprecating and somewhat mad.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. 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.

The ending, simultaneously pious and irreverent, jocular and serious, learned and silly, is pretty typical of the whole book.