Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

by Robert Louis Stevenson
List(s):"Carp 500"
Category: "Travel"
Year of Publication:1878
Date Read:11/25/1998
Notes:Recovering on the French Riviera from a respiratory ailment, Stevenson spent 12 days walking 120 miles from Le Monastier to St. Jean du Gard in the Cevennes mountain range, accompanied only by his donkey, Modestine. Travels gives a humorous account of Modestine’s idiosyncrasies and vivid descriptions of the landscape and inhabitants.

COMMENTS — Stevenson was afflicted with tuberculosis, and he and his wife and stepson moved often in search of a better climate. These travels resulted in several other travel books, including The Amateur Emigrant and Across the Plains, set in America, and In the South Seas, set in the South Paacific.
My Rating: 8

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