Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

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Anonymous says:

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. This is a relatively short book but written with Stevenson’s customary flair, both in his use of language and his skill in bringing places and people to life. His early travails centre round the almost insuperable difficulties with his mode of transport, namely his donkey, but these are overcome with great forbearance and some advice from local people. It’s a fascinating account of a time and place that has the rare quality of having the reader feel he or she is accompanying the author on his…

Anonymous says:

A Journey with a good companion Stevenson provides a model for all travel writers who come after him. His account of a twelve day journey through an area of north east France in the 1870s is the record of a man with an open mind discovering much about himself, about the people he meets, and about the the world around him.Religion and politics, sunshine and rain, hills and valleys all prompt the workings of a lively intellidence. The time spent with a community of Trappist monks is as informative as the…

Anonymous says:

The best kin of travel book The best feature of this book is the beautiful way that it is written, a pleasure to read regardless of the content. As to content the earlier part is hilariiously enjoyable. In the later part the endless accounts of religious strife between the Protestnant and Catholic inhabitants becomes somewhat tedious but the book is full of sights and insights eloquently described.

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