Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and the Amateur Emigrant

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and the Amateur Emigrant


Introduction by: 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 was suffering from poor health, struggling to survive on the income derived from his writings, and tormented by his infatuation with Fanny Osbourne, a married American woman. His response was to embark on a journey through the Cevennes with a donkey, Modestine, and a notebook, which he later transformed into Travels with a Donkey. Just a few months after publication, Stevenson was off again—this time crossing the Atlantic and the breadth of America in the hope of being re-united with Fanny, an experience he recorded in The Amateur Emigrant. Both pieces are classics of travel writings, which reveal as much about Stevenson’s character as the landscape he travels through.

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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, Introduction by: Christopher MacLachlan, Notes by: Christopher MacLachlan

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