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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.

Books by Hilaire Belloc. Filled with the sheer gusto and pure joie de vivre of the younger Belloc. This is a travel book; it is tl history book; it is a humor book; it is an art book; it is a literary book; it is a theology book. Peter and Paul, and instead it felt like he got to Rome and just quit the tale. Aug 02, Rick Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is a classic, born of something far deeper than the physical experience it records.

I’m sure I would have enjoyed chats with him, Someday No, not of the Bernanos variety.

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Jul 17, Stella rated it liked it. The author is the biggest grouch, drinks altogether too much wine, and profoundly despises tourists. He broke most of the vows he took before he roome on this exploration of his soul.

Belloc is at his snarky best here. Jun 19, Daniel Vinzant rated it it was amazing. By the end he did indeed require a new pair of shoes. Quotes from The Path to Rome.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

Belloc’s walking pilgrimage from France to Rome, over the Alps, singing all the way. Yes he does go on about religion a bit and he can go off on lengthy digressions but brlloc are easily skipped over. 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.

I read the lion’s share of this book while on vacation and the two experiences will forever be inextricable in my mind. Back inas a young man, Belloc felt he paath to carry out a vow he had made by walking from France to Rome. He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers make this one of my favorite trav Published in The descriptive passages are wonderful, often sublime, and the fact of bellof journey itself — to undertake to walk from northeastern France to Rome in a straight line through the Swiss Alps!

Fabulous — make sure you get an edition with sketches.

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. Dann wandert er wegen der Hitze nachts. My favorite book in the world.


Duncan rated it really liked it Oct 14, To ask other readers questions about The Path to Romeplease sign up. Jul 05, Scott Lake rated it really liked it. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.

Bellkc rated it really liked it Jun 09, Lists with This Book. Of course folks like Chesterton and Waugh were able to do this with an effortlessness that makes their work enjoyable.

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The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

A delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life. Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome.

Howard rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Reading The Path to Hilarie, I kept wondering what a ramble through this territory would be like today, and understood the desire of many writers brlloc follow in the footsteps of travelers who went before.

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.