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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes: And Selected Travel Writings
     

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes: And Selected Travel Writings

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Emma Letley (Editor)
 
This volume of Stevenson's travel writings includes his first published book An Island Voyage (1878) - a vivid account of a canoe voyage in Belgium and France in two sail-powered skiffs, named Cigarette and Arethusa - and Stevenson's popular description of a tour with his recalcitrant donkey Modestine, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Overview

This volume of Stevenson's travel writings includes his first published book An Island Voyage (1878) - a vivid account of a canoe voyage in Belgium and France in two sail-powered skiffs, named Cigarette and Arethusa - and Stevenson's popular description of a tour with his recalcitrant donkey Modestine, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879). Stevenson's natural affinity for France, his appreciation of its landscape, and his enthusiasm for the French way of life are borne out by these works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192826299
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/14/1993
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 13, 1850
Date of Death:
December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Vailima, Samoa
Education:
Edinburgh University, 1875

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