Travels with Donkey in the Cevennes and the Amateur Emigrant  -     By: Robert Louis Stevenson
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Travels with Donkey in the Cevennes and the Amateur Emigrant

Penguin Books / 2005 / Paperback

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In 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson escaped from his numerous troubles-poor health, tormented love, inadequate funds-by embarking on a journey through the Civennes in France, accompanied by Modestine, a rather single-minded donkey. The notebook Stevenson kept during this time became Travels with a Donkey in the Civennes, 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 traveler as the places he travels to.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.13 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0141439467
ISBN-13: 9780141439464

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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 traveler as the places he travels to.

Author Bio

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Edinburgh and studied engineering and law before turning to writing full time. He wrote essays, travel literature, poetry, and fiction.
Christopher MacLachlan teaches at the University of St. Andrews and is the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of The Monk by Matthew Lewis. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh and studied engineering and law, before turning to writing full time. He wrote essays, travel literature, poetry, and fiction.

Christopher MacLachlan is a senior lecturer in English at St Andrews. He has written widely on 18th-century English and Scottish literature, the Scottish Enlightenment, and modern Scottish literature.

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