Hills and the Sea (Belloc)

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"Hilaire Belloc, one of the greatest masters of the essay form in English, and one whose writing has the capacity to teach a prosaic age what words can achieve. Known for his vigorous, stately, yet subtle prose, Belloc wrote histories, biographies, religious and cultural apologetics, poetry, economic studies, and other words across a long and prolific career. Yet it is in his essays that he achieves his greatest work. There, Belloc's art reaches that perfection in which the indivisible unite of thought, style, and the man, is forged." -- from the Foreword by David M. Whalen

With a brand new foreword written by David M. Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Professor of English, Hillsdale College, The Cenacle Press is pleased to present this republication of the essays of the renowned author, Hilaire Belloc.

The collection of essays in the present volume have, in a sense, but one thing in common: reality. Belloc was well-known for his adventurous exploits and great travels, both by land and by sea, which enriched his understanding and perception of reality. Though the essays could seem like a haphazard collection on different experiences, "Belloc's travels gave the reality of experience to his words, and his thought leavened this experience with meaning." That is, Belloc helps us to learn how to see again, how to encounter all that is most real in the world with the love an enthusiasm of a child of God. For all who wish to encounter reality with a fresh vigour and see the beauty of creation through a learned guide, this volume is for you. In it you will travel with Belloc the world over and see God in

  • The Mowing of a Field
  • The Men of the Desert
  • The Channel
  • The Idea of a Pilgrimage
  • And many more places and people...

As a part of The Cenacle Press' Kells Collection, the volume is printed as a cloth back with sewn binding, and silk screen and gold foil stamping finish on the cover. It is a volume that all true book lovers will want to have in their library!

Page count: 268

ISBN: 978-1-915544-81-0


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