Kidnapped, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Published by Nelson in London .

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Other titlesTravels with a donkey.
Statementby Robert Louis Stevenson.
ContributionsStevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
The Physical Object
Pagination259, [1], 123, [1], 32 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18599450M

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Is one of Stevenson's books that isn't widely read or even known. Everyone's been brought up on Kidnapped and Treasure Island, but Travels with a Donkey is well worth the read. During Stevenson's time the Cevennes was the back-end of nowhere, but nowadays it's full of outdoorsy holiday-makers, backpackers, and canoists Probably Stevenson's fault!4/5().

"Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes" is the more delightful, every bit as witty and picturesque as his pirate tales.

Stevenson's love/hate relationship with his donkey is reason enough to enjoy this frolic through the French countryside. "The Amateur Emigrant" is more somber, partly because RLS's health is ebbing during much of his by: Funny and entertaining, “Travels with a Donkey in The Cevennes” is an interesting travel book.

A vast departure from Robert Louis Stevenson’s more well know work. After reading this book it felt like the time frame was Kidnapped than it was I think due to the overall descriptions of Protestant suppression in the region, there was a good deal /5.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes () is among the earliest published works of Robert Louis Stevenson, and yet it is in no way inferior to his later writing that established his fame.

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After an uncouth beginning, I had the best of luck to the end. But we are all travellers in what John Bunyan calls the. Robbert Louis Stevenson speakes lyrically of sleeping under the stars and watching the sun rise and set, the mummur of a stream or the song of birds and the sound of the wind through the trees or smoking a cigarette before setting off for a days trek through the woods and hills, south to the Cevennes with Modestine, his donkey and companion who.

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For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.

The book he wrote describing this expedition, “Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes”, made him well-known for the first time. His trip began from le Monastier, but the modern track named after him starts at le Puy, half a day’s walk away.

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Robert Louis Stevenson. 5 (1 Review) Free Download. This book has inspired a whole travel industry in south-central France where people go to re-enact his hike on the now-named "Stevenson Trail".

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