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Geography—notably pqth Alps for which he is badly prepared in his thin summer clothes and ragged shoes —interferes with that straight line. For the easily annoyed – this may not be your book. 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 author is the biggest grouch, drinks altogether too much wine, and profoundly despises tourists. Apr 21, Martinxo rated it really liked it Shelves: And Belloc is a realist. A four-star book with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed-mindedness and the whiff of misogyny. 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 philos Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome.
Um es kurz zu machen, wie der alter Seemann zu dem jungen Schafskopf sagte — Ah, was sagte der Seemann? I just had a hard time engaging with this book, and unless you really wanted the philosophical musings of this author I wouldn’t really recommend it.
Stylistically dated, more bombastic than Chesterton, but entertaining nonetheless. I’d forgotten how satirical Belloc could be and I loved his asides to the reader. It is an amazingly Catholic book, full of the joy of living in the hope that comes of knowing that we are redeemed.
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Jan 25, Gail Pool rated it it was amazing. Trivia About The Path to Rome.
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. Das verrate ich nicht. It was fascinating to experience a pilgrimage on foot across a large part of Europe at a time when tourism as we jilaire it today did not exist.
He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.
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The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc. To ask other readers questions about The Path to Romeplease sign up. Jan 21, Chuck Lowry rated it really liked it. I like his history books better. 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. Mar 19, Lisa Powell 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.
Some people might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism. Peter and Paul, and instead it felt like he got to Rome and just quit the tale. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.
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.
May 19, Andy rated it it was amazing. Along with the sublime descriptive passages his description of his hllaire 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.
I’m sure I would have enjoyed chats with him, Someday He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers hialire this one of my favorite trav Published in The moon has shown on but few like it though she is old Aug 02, Rick Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 05, Scott Lake rated it really liked it. Sleeping outdoors, he discovers, is not as patth to actually do as to contemplate.
Fabulous — make sure you get an edition with sketches. It’s dated, but still very fine. Paperbackpages. The Path to Rome is available for free here: 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!
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This was, as the title would imply bellc a solid realist, an account of a journey on foot from Provence to Rome. Jul 17, Stella rated it liked it. It is truly a wonderful excursion into life with a most literate and compassionate companion. And Belloc is good enough at it that forty years later I can quote it from memory: Quotes from The Path to Rome. I read the lion’s share of this book while on vacation and the two experiences will forever be inextricable bellco my mind.
Mar 07, Laurie Graham rated it really liked it. 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 philosophizing on the march from northern France through the Alps, and down into Italy had me leafing through the pages quicker than I had wished.