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TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES
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THE AMATEUR EMIGRANT
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
A Penguin Classic

This is a unique compination of two classics of nineteenth-century travel writing.

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 traveller as the places he travels to.

$15.00 (softcover)
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