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Travels with a donkey

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson; Roger Duvoisin; André Chamson; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.),
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, ©1957.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Travels with a donkey.
New York, The Heritage press [©1957]
(OCoLC)623097712
Named Person: Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Stevenson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Louis Stevenson; Roger Duvoisin; André Chamson; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.),
OCLC Number: 3474410
Notes: Issued in a slipcase.
Description: xiv, 152 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps (on lining papers) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Velay. The donkey, the pack, and the pack saddle --
The green donkey driver --
I have a goad --
Upper Gevaudan. A camp in the dark --
Cheylard and Luc --
Our Lady of the Snows. Father Apollinaris --
The monks --
The boarders. Upper Gevaudan (continued). Across the Goulet --
A night among the pines --
The country of the Camisards. Across the Lozere --
Pont de Montvert --
In the Valley of the Tarn --
Florac --
In the valley of the Mimente --
The heart of the country --
The last day --
Farewell, Modestine.
Other Titles: Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes
Stevenson's Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes
Stevenson's Travels with a donkey
Responsibility: Robert Louis Stevenson ; with a prefatory letter from the author, an introduction by André Chamson, and illustrations by Roger Duvoisin.

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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. - Amazon.

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