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The Path to Rome #2020

The Path to Rome 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 e

  • Title: The Path to Rome
  • Author: Hilaire Belloc
  • ISBN: 9781406938678
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Path to Rome By Hilaire Belloc, 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 e all Europe which the Christian Faith has saved In his Life of Hilaire Belloc, Robert Speaight states More than any other book he ever wrote, The Path to Rome madeConsidered 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 e all Europe which the Christian Faith has saved In his Life of Hilaire Belloc, Robert Speaight states More than any other book he ever wrote, The Path to Rome made Belloc s name than any other, it has been lovelingly thumbed and pondered The book is a classic, born of something far deeper than the physical experience it records.

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    1. This is a 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 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 I was extremely sad when this book ended because I wanted the pilgrimage with Belloc to go on forever and ever.

    2. Some people might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism It s not It s quite literally about the physical path to Rome, the hiking trail that Belloc trudged along from eastern France to the City of Rome in 1903 Hilaire Belloc was a French English, turn of the 19th 20th century writer and a very enthusiastic Catholic indeed No, not of the Bernanos variety Not into serious suffering Back in 1903, as a young man, Belloc felt he needed to carry o [...]

    3. I was introduced to Chesterton, Belloc and Ronald Knox by a freshman English teacher why yes, he was Catholic The only fiction in the bunch, as I recall, were some wonderful detective stories by Chesterton and Knox In fact Msgr 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 All this merely leads up to saying that this book reads like fiction, and along the way contains nu [...]

    4. Glorious Filled with the sheer gusto and pure joie de vivre of the younger Belloc Not as profound, perhaps, as the older, wiser, grimmer Belloc but quite simply wonderful.I hope to review this at length at the growing Hilaire Belloc section of my blog corjesusacratissimum tag h which I shamelessly plug for any fellow friends of beloved HB who love him like I do

    5. First published in 1902 and continuously in print ever since, Hillaire Belloc s The Path to Rome chronicles his journey from his birthplace near Toul in France to Rome, the centre of the world An ardent Catholic, Belloc is decidedly on a pilgrimage But, a canny writer as well one of the most prolific writers of his era he has also crafted a secular tale of adventure.Like any good pilgrim, Belloc starts off with vows I will walk all the way and take advantage of no wheeled thing, he writes I will [...]

    6. I read the lion s share of this book while on vacation and the two experiences will forever be inextricable in my mind The first 200 or so pages of this book are an absolute delight worthy of a 5 star rating 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 However, the final 200 or so pages have fewer of those charming moments of levity as the author seems to have become bogged d [...]

    7. Published in 1902 Belloc, like Patrick Leigh Fermor and a few other daring souls, decided to walk across Europe and his journey to Rome over the Alps is amazing His account of hiking up a misty mountain near Interlaken and, when the clouds parted, realized that the path had ended and he was on a precipice just about to step out over a drop of thousands of feet into the lake below, is stunning He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers make this one of my favorite travel [...]

    8. this book has been in continual print for over 100 years and I always keep it on my bedside tablelove it so much

    9. My favorite book in the world Belloc s walking pilgrimage from France to Rome, over the Alps, singing all the way.

    10. Ein Buch, das so beginnt Jedem ehrlichen Leser, der diese Buch kaufen, ausleihen oder bekommen wird, und ebenso den Rezensenten f r die es von dreifachem Nutzen ist meinen Gru und was immer sonst noch gratis zu haben ist kann nicht schlecht sein, und dieses ist brilliant Belloc gelobt nach Rom zu pilgern ohne Nutzen zu ziehen aus irgendeinem Ding, das R der hat Also wandert er zu Fu von Toul nach Rom Und einmal f hrt er sogar ein paar Kilometer mit der Eisenbahn, da ihm ein Gottesurteil eine Aus [...]

    11. Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome In his preface he goes about using as much clever language to show you just how smart and nuanced he is as an author Of course folks like Chesterton and Waugh were able to do this with an effortlessness that makes their work enjoyable 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 philosophiz [...]

    12. A four star book with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed mindedness and the whiff of misogyny The descriptive passages 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 is fantastic and marvellous 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 save , a treasure of this [...]

    13. I read this together with my husband The author is the biggest grouch, drinks altogether too much wine, and profoundly despises tourists He is at the same time laugh out loud funny and deeply philosophical It was fascinating to experience a pilgrimage on foot across a large part of Europe at a time when tourism as we know it today did not exist We loved following his path on the map, and now want to visit some of the obscure places he passed through we never even knew existed

    14. A delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life He was only about 32 when he made the pilgrimage to Rome He broke most of the vows he took before he embarked on this exploration of his soul Belloc is at his snarky best here One can see the determined, almost ruthless polemicist that he was to become His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep within his being It is truly a wonderful excursion into life with a most [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this book Belloc is a great writer, witty, self deprecating and somewhat mad Yes he does go on about religion a bit and he can go off on lengthy digressions but these are easily skipped over 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 great book, looking forward to reading his account of the Pyrenees next.

    16. Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 12, as one of Ten Books by Hilaire Belloc Well Worth Reading.Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Intro to Part Three, as one of Schall s Unlikely List of Books to Keep Sane By Selected for Those to Whom Making Sense Is a Prior Consideration, but a Minority Opinion.

    17. It s dated, but still very fine I d forgotten how satirical Belloc could be and I loved his asides to the reader My favourite quote So to make a long story short, as the publisher said when he published the popular edition of PAMELA

    18. This is supposedly Belloc s best book and, by his own admission, his personal favorite, but it s not my favorite Belloc book This is like a 1900 s version of Bill Bryson s A Walk in the Woods There is, however, greatness in his blunt honesty and confidence I like his history books better.

    19. Belloc writes as if the reader is a good friend I m sure I would have enjoyed chats with him, Someday.

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