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Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. His thirst for adventure was formed by his boyhood visits to remote Scottish lighthouses, and he spent much of his life fleeing the rigours of cold climates and social orthodoxy. Along the way he canoed through Belgium and France, booked passage to and across America, and finally famously settled in Samoa in the South Seas. The walking trip that Stevenson describes in Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) was taken when the nascent author was still in his twenties and pining for a lost love. Accompanied by Modestine, the eponymous donkey he hired to carry his camping gear, the journey proved both challenging and charming. The book is infused with all of the qualities that make Stevenson the most popular of writers: humour and humanity, poetry and perspicacity, ebullience and intelligence. Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep.

Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781909612624
Number of pages: 97
Weight: 118 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
Edition: 2nd edition

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“Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes”

I first read this sweet story about Robert Louis Stephenson some years ago when I first visited the Lozere region of France. Then it was a perfect introduction to the magnificent and relatively undiscovered heart of... More

Paperback edition
28th February 2009
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“a wee gem”

For Francophiles or those who like books on travels by an individual in off the beaten track regions, this must be read and let me say immediately, this book is as relevant in the 21st C. as it was when written by my... More

Paperback edition
17th January 2011
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“Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes”

This is a lovely story. A true classic of travel literature. I heard the BBC radio serialisation recently, read by Alan Cumming and was gripped by the adventure. What a great idea to have a modern travellers guide... More

Paperback edition
1st March 2009
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