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Return to Book Page. Stylistically dated, more bombastic than Chesterton, but entertaining nonetheless. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.

He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. I’d forgotten how satirical Belloc could be and I loved his asides to the reader.

The path to Rome

This novel, more than anything else, filled me with the zeitgesit of the early 20th century– really the vestages of the 19th– as the soul of Old Europe– its lonely valleys, hospitable hamlets, communal market days, and Catholic peasants– took its last gasps before the destruction of the Great War and the march of technocapital.

I really enjoyed this book. 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! Belloc was a cradle Catholic. Reading The Path to Rome, I kept wondering what a ramble through this territory would be like today, and understood the desire of many writers to follow in the footsteps of travelers who went before.

O ye patron saints and angels That protect the four Evangels And ye prophets vel majores Vel incerti vel minores, Virgines et confessores Chief of whose peculiar glories Est in aula regis stare Atque clamare et conclamare, Clamantes cum clamoribus Pro nobis peccatoribus. He is at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and deeply philosophical. May 28, Rozzer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolutely beoloc, 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.


He is most notable belloc his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. He was very well-known and appreciated in his time, though in certain respects he was a dork. Mar 07, Laurie Graham rated it really liked it.

Amanda rated it really liked it Jun 09, His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep within his being.

Not as profound, perhaps, as the older, wiser, grimmer Belloc – but quite simply wonderful. Geography—notably the Alps for which he is badly prepared in his thin summer clothes and ragged shoes —interferes with that straight line.

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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. Peter and Paul, and instead it felt like he got to Rome and just quit the tale.

Anyway, I hate to disparage the book hioaire 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.

As travel writing it is first-rate. Not into serious suffering. Ein Buch, das so beginnt: Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This device serves as a clever way to enliven the text, to break up the monotony of a tedious trek, and to self-mockingly defend his text, though over time I felt it grew somewhat cloying.


I read this together with my husband.

The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

The moon has shown on but few like it though she is old 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 delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life. Dann wandert er wegen der Hitze nachts. But many people think that “The Path to Rome” was his best book.

Duncan rated it really liked it Oct 14, Jan 25, Gail Pool rated it it was amazing. Das verrate ich nicht. Apr 21, Martinxo rated it really liked it Shelves: My favorite book in the world.

Aug 02, Rick Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Exhaustion leads him to accept being pulled along by a wagon—a sly way of avoiding actually riding—and finally, in need to reach funds in Milan, he takes a train, and repeats this en route to Siena. For the easily annoyed – this may not be your book.

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.

This is supposedly Belloc’s best book and, by his own admission, his personal favorite, but it’s not my favorite Belloc book. Belloc is a great writer, witty, self-deprecating and somewhat mad.

May 19, Andy rated it it was amazing. Jun 28, Seneca rated it liked it.