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Jul 17, Stella rated it liked it. My favorite book in the world. Stylistically dated, more bombastic than Chesterton, but entertaining nonetheless. Geography—notably the Alps for which he is badly prepared in his thin summer clothes and ragged shoes —interferes with that straight line.
Yes tbe does go on about religion a bit and he can go off on lengthy digressions but these are easily skipped over. By the end he did indeed require a new pair of shoes.
Absolutely breathtaking, marvelous experience; as others have said, I truly feel like I was walking along, in my hard worn shoes, pathh those enchanting and disheartening miles to Rome with my good friend Hillaire Belloc.
His wingtips had been worn out.
The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc
Mar 07, Hi,aire Graham rated it really liked it. I enjoyed reading about Belloc’s journey to Rome and how life use to be. 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 patu, a treasure of this book is the time in European history in which it takes place. He was only about 32 when he made the pilgrimage to Rome. 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.
A great book, looking forward to reading his account of the Pyrenees next. But many people think that “The Path to Rome” was pwth best book. A four-star book with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed-mindedness and the whiff of misogyny. 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.
Belloc writes as if the reader is a good friend. I hope to review this at more length at eome growing Hilaire Belloc section of romd blog: Fabulous — make sure you get an edition with sketches.
The descriptive passages are wonderful, often sublime, and the fact of the journey itself — to undertake to tge from northeastern France to Rome in a straight paath through the Swiss Alps! Not as profound, perhaps, as the older, wiser, grimmer Belloc – but quite simply wonderful. Return to Book Page. I really enjoyed this book.
Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: 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.
The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc
I’d forgotten how satirical Belloc could be and I loved his asides to the reader. 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. Barbara rated it liked it Jun 06, Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome. As a directive on the good life for all non-materialists, especially Catholics – likewise. The first or so pages of this book are an absolute delight – worthy of a 5-star rating.
And Belloc is good enough at it that forty years later I can quote it from memory: 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. Anyway, I hate to disparage the book as it was on the whole a true source of joy for me.
The Path to Rome
Hilwire 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. Books by Hilaire Belloc. 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.
Jan 25, Gail Pool rated it it was amazing. Ein Buch, das so beginnt: May 19, Andy rated it it was amazing.