The Path To Rome

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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 "...and see 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; more than any other, it has been lovelingly thumbed and pondered... The book is a classic, born of something far deeper than ...
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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 "...and see 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; more 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781605976891
  • Publisher: Book Jungle
  • Publication date: 5/8/2008
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 0.46 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2007

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    Belloc's physical and psychological walk toward Rome is an invitation to travel toward the significance of being human. He travels in as straight and serious a line as possible plunging into valleys and deep sarcasm and ascending mountains and spiritual revelations. Belloc is a down to earth traveler who progressively grows more exhausted and raggedier during the journey. He is a real man, walking under a real sky toward supernatural truth. His inexhaustible wit and clear understanding will stay with you long after you have finished his story.

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  • Posted May 18, 2009

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    A time that will never be again

    Erudite, witty and opinionated, Hilaire Belloc describes the walking pilgrimage he makes from his native Toul, France to Rome. He describes the places he passes through and the people he meets, with an eye for detail and an appreciation of human character. This in a Europe before the automobile or the airplane. Reading this book causes me to want to make a similar pilgrimage.

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