Travels with a Donkey

Travels with a Donkey

by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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The wild Cevennes region of France forms the backdrop for the pioneering travelogue 'Travels with a Donkey,' written by a young Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever hopeful of encountering the adventure he yearned for and raising much needed finance at the start of his writing career, Stevenson embarked on the120 mile, 12 day trek and recorded his experiences in this journal.

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The wild Cevennes region of France forms the backdrop for the pioneering travelogue 'Travels with a Donkey,' written by a young Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever hopeful of encountering the adventure he yearned for and raising much needed finance at the start of his writing career, Stevenson embarked on the120 mile, 12 day trek and recorded his experiences in this journal. His only companion for the trip was a predictably stubborn donkey called Modestine. 'Travels with a Donkey' gives the reader a rare glimpse of the character of the author, and the journalistic and often comical style of writing is in refreshing contrast to Stevenson's more famous works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781523214563
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2016
Pages:
102
Sales rank:
423,193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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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