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    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (Stanford Travel Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson

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    DescriptionROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. His thirst for adventure was formed by his boyhood visits to remote Scottish lighthouses, and he spent much of his life fleeing the rigours of both cold climates and social orthodoxy. Along the way he canoed through Belgium and France, booked passage to and across America, and finally famously settled in Samoa in the South Seas. The walking trip that Stevenson describes in Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) was taken when the nascent author was still in his twenties and pining for a lost love. Accompanied by Modestine, the eponymous donkey he hired to carry his camping gear, the journey proved both challenging and charming. The book is infused with all of the qualities that make Stevenson the most popular of writers: humour and humanity, poetry and perspicacity, ebullience and intelligence. And his timeless exhortation continues to inspire all true travellers: For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move - ABOUT STANFORDS TRAVEL CLASSICS Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, the authors included are as diverse as Edith Wharton, Henry James, Ernest Shackleton and Alfred Russel Wallace. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface, and has been printed to a high-quality production specification, to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep


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    Title
    Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906780357
    ISBN 10: 1906780358
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DDF
    DC22: 914.4804812
    Thema V1.0: WTLC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDF
    Publisher
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford