Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and The Amateur Emigrant

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and The Amateur Emigrant


Editor/introduction: Christopher MacLachlan
Notes by: Christopher MacLachlan

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141439464
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and The Amateur Emigrant

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and The Amateur Emigrant

Robert Louis Stevenson, Editor/introduction: Christopher MacLachlan, Notes by: Christopher MacLachlan

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