Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

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Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes brims with Robert Louis Stevenson’s wry and exquisite observations and his obvious delight in the farmers and peasants he encounters in the Cévennes, a region of south-central France that was remote and largely inaccessible in 1878. Modestine, Stevenson’s much-adored but predictably stubborn donkey, sets the pace and becomes a central character in the account of this twelve-day adventure. Beguiling and charming, this pioneering travelogue lends itself beautifully to Stevenson’s dry humor and razor-sharp reflections. Thought by many to be a slender but influential masterpiece of early travel writing, it ranks on The Guardian’s list of one hundred best nonfiction books of all time. This Warbler Classics edition includes an extensive biographical timeline.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, essayist, poet, and travel writer. His other works include Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, and A Child’s Garden of Verses.

“Stevenson’s travel writing, a small part of his nonfiction output, is as outstanding and influential as his fiction.”
—The Guardian

Price: $7.95 (paperback) | $2.99 (ebook)
Pages: 104 pages
Book dimensions: 5.25 x .26 x 8 inches
Published: February 21, 2023
978-1-959891-38-3 (paperback)
978-1-959891-39-0 (ebook)