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He went on to write a zillion books and articles.

Refresh and try again. He sang of Italy, I of four countries: The Path to Rome is available for free here: Apr 21, Martinxo rated it really liked it Shelves: Bellof 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.

The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

A great book, looking forward to reading his account of the Pyrenees next. He just up and took off from an eastern French town, walked across the Alps, and walked down to Rome. I’m sure I would have enjoyed chats with him, Someday Jan 25, Gail Pool rated it it was amazing. There is, however, greatness in his blunt honesty and confidence.

Duncan rated it really liked it Oct 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

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.

The first or so pages of this book are an absolute delight – worthy of a 5-star rating. This was, as the title would imply to a solid realist, an account of a journey on foot from Provence to Rome.


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Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: One can see the determined, almost ruthless polemicist that he was to become. Jun 12, Roger Buck rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about The Path to Romeplease sign up. 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.

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. Ein Buch, das so beginnt: Some people might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism.

That was a good drive, an honest drive, a human aspiring drive, a drive of Christians, a glorifying and uplifted drive, a drive worthy of remembrance forever. Belloc, like Patrick Leigh Fermor and a few bello daring souls, decided to walk across Europe and his journey to Rome over the Alps is amazing. The book is a classic, born of something far deeper than the physical experience it records.

He was very well-known and appreciated in his time, though in certain respects he was a dork. Filled with the sheer gusto and pure joie de vivre of the younger Belloc. He was only about 32 when he made the pilgrimage to Rome.

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Lists with This Book. The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc. 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.

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, all those enchanting and disheartening miles to Rome with my good friend Hillaire Belloc. Trivia About The Path to Rome. Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome. He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers make this one of my favorite travel books.


And Belloc is good enough at it that forty years later I can patth it from memory: Open Preview See a Problem? Yes he does go on about religion a hilairre and he can go off on lengthy digressions but these are easily skipped over. 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. Howard rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Back inas a young man, Belloc felt he needed to carry out a vow he had made by walking from France to Rome.

The ending, simultaneously pious and irreverent, jocular and serious, learned and silly, is pretty typical of the whole book. It’s quite literally about the physical path to Bellooc, the hiking trail that Belloc trudged along from eastern France to the City of Rome in It is truly a wonderful hhe into life with a most literate and compassionate companion.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Barbara rated it liked it Jun 06, 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!

May 19, Andy rated it it was amazing.

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