Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Cosimo Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, Scottish

Page: 248

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"We are all travellers in what John Bunyan calls the wilderness of this world-all, too, travellers with a donkey: and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend. He is a fortunate voyager who finds many." -Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) is a classic of travel literature by Robert Louis Stevenson about his 12-day, 120-mile walking tour in the French Cévennes mountain range, accompanied by his donkey, Modestine. This book is one of the first to present hiking and camping as recreational activities, and is as influential as Stevenson's fiction.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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In 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson escaped from his numerous troubles poor health, tormented love, inadequate funds by embarking on a journey through the Cévennes in France, accompanied by Modestine, a rather single-minded donkey. The notebook Stevenson kept during this time became Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, a highly entertaining account of the French and their country. The Amateur Emigrant describes his travels to and around America: the crowded weeks in steerage, the cross-country train journey. Filled with sharp-eyed observations, it brilliantly conveys Stevenson s perceptions of America and the Americans. Together, these writings reveal as much about the traveler as the places he travels to.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810160064

Category: Travel

Page: 164

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An account of the author's 120 mile walking tour of France with his donkey, Modestine

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3368253247

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 7191


Reproduction of the original.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486837793

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 3877


Includes "An Inland Voyage," chronicling a canoe journey from Belgium to France; the title piece, a humorous account of a mountain trek; and "Forest Notes," a meditation on the French countryside.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3749470316

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

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My Dear Sidney Colvin, The journey which this little book is to describe was very agreeable and fortunate for me. After an uncouth beginning, I had the best of luck to the end. But we are all travellers in what John Bunyan calls the wilderness of this world-all, too, travellers with a donkey: and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend. He is a fortunate voyager who finds many. We travel, indeed, to find them. They are the end and the reward of life. They keep us worthy of ourselves; and when we are alone, we are only nearer to the absent. Every book is, in an intimate sense, a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it. They alone take his meaning; they find private messages, assurances of love, and expressions of gratitude, dropped for them in every corner. The public is but a generous patron who defrays the postage. Yet though the letter is directed to all, we have an old and kindly custom of addressing it on the outside to one. Of what shall a man be proud, if he is not proud of his friends? And so, my dear Sidney Colvin, it is with pride that I sign myself affectionately yours, R. L. S.