Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
In 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson set out on a walking tour of the CÚvennes behind Modestine, the donkey that carried his baggage. The one hundred twenty-mile trip was through difficult country, and Modestine proved to be less than agreeable, too. Although Stevenson's adventure lasted only twelve days, his account suggests a much longer journey, with all sorts of backward glances, detours, and retracing of steps, both on the terrain and in spirit.
Stevenson's third book, Travels with a Donkey was originally intended as a lighthearted sketch, a companion-piece to his recent Inland Voyage. Although he would not be recognized as a major author until the publication of Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, one can see his voice developing. Full of charm and instruction, Travels with a Donkey serves as a guide to alternatives to the restless and distracted standard of contemporary travel.
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Review: Travels with a Donkey in the CevennesUser Review - Mike Killingley - Goodreads
Having first read this some 30 or 40 years ago, I read it again as I walked the Stevenson Trail (GR70) in France. An easy read, with much humour, it was interesting to compare Stevenson's experience ... Read full review
Review: Travels with a Donkey in the CevennesUser Review - Jack Casey - Goodreads
Well, I thought it was one of the best books that I have read this year, and I have really enjoyed the old style of print on this copy of the venerable book that I have read and besides the fact that ... Read full review
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