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Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Pearce

Hilaire Belloc is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. At turns reviled or revered, depending on the audience, he was a razor-sharp social commenter and a master of both poetry and prose who continues to captivate readers. In Old Thunder, Joseph Pearce examines Belloc's enduring impact on British intellectual life. Along the way, Pearce uncovers Belloc's relationships with Chesterton, Waugh, and Sassoon, among others. Pearce also illuminates another side of Belloc's personality by relaying his long courtship with Elodie Hogan, her brief stint in a convent, and his ultimate grief at her death. In this updated biography, with a new introduction by Dale Alhquist, Joseph Pearce uses previously unpublished letters and photographs to reveal in Belloc a romantic, complex, and solitary man, who is one of the true giants of the Catholic revival in the last century.

Hilaire Belloc is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. At turns reviled or revered, depending on the audience, he was a razor-sharp social commenter and a master of both poetry and prose who continues to captivate readers. In Old Thunder, Joseph Pearce examines Belloc's enduring impact on British intellectual life. Along the way, Pearce uncovers Belloc's relationships with Chesterton, Waugh, and Sassoon, among others. Pearce also illuminates another side of Belloc's personality by relaying his long courtship with Elodie Hogan, her brief stint in a convent, and his ultimate grief at her death. In this updated biography, with a new introduction by Dale Alhquist, Joseph Pearce uses previously unpublished letters and photographs to reveal in Belloc a romantic, complex, and solitary man, who is one of the true giants of the Catholic revival in the last century.
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Hilaire Belloc is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. At turns reviled or revered, depending on the audience, he was a razor-sharp social commenter and a master of both poetry and prose who continues to captivate readers. In Old Thunder, Joseph Pearce examines Belloc's enduring impact on British intellectual life. Along the way, Pearce uncovers Belloc's relationships with Chesterton, Waugh, and Sassoon, among others. Pearce also illuminates another side of Belloc's personality by relaying his long courtship with Elodie Hogan, her brief stint in a convent, and his ultimate grief at her death. In this updated biography, with a new introduction by Dale Alhquist, Joseph Pearce uses previously unpublished letters and photographs to reveal in Belloc a romantic, complex, and solitary man, who is one of the true giants of the Catholic revival in the last century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin F. Spalding

Length:

13h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

34:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

36:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:38