A delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life. He was only about 32 when he made the pilgrimage to Rome. He broke most of the vows he took before he embarked on this exploration of his soul. Belloc is at his snarky best here. One can see the determined, almost ruthless polemicist that he was to become. His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep within his being. It is truly a wonderful excursion into life with a most literate and compassionate companion. (Matthew Dambro)
Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953), englischer Schriftsteller und Politiker. Er schrieb Romane, weltanschauliche Essays, Lyrik und Reiseberichte. Im Gedächtnis geblieben sind jedoch vor allem seine Kinderbücher, die durch ihre witzig-ironische Darstellungsweise und ihren satirischen Charakter heute wie zur Zeit ihres Erscheinens begeisterte Leser finden.