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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Overview: 

Travels With a Donkey is regarded as a classic of travel writing and an early inspiration for the idea of long-distance walking for pleasure - many a modern traveler follows the Stevenson Trail, now part of France's national network of long-distance walking routes.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I asked one of the children where I was.  At Bouchet St. Nicolas, he told me.  Thither, about a mile south of my destination, and on the other side of a respectable summit, had these confused roads and treacherous peasantry conducted me.  My shoulder was cut, so that it hurt sharply; my arm ached like toothache from perpetual beating; I gave up the lake and my design to camp, and asked for the auberge.


The auberge of Bouchet St. Nicolas was among the least pretentious I have ever visited; but I saw many more of the like upon my journey.  Indeed, it was typical of these French highlands.  Imagine a cottage of two stories, with a bench before the door; the stable and kitchen in a suite, so that Modestine and I could hear each other dining; furniture of the plainest, earthern floors, a single bedchamber for travellers, and that without any convenience but beds.  In the kitchen cooking and eating go forward side by side, and. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This was fine. In the best sense of fine. Probably 3.5 stars.

I listened to the abridged audiobook read by Denis Lawson (which I cannot find on GoodReads boo)

There were profound moments to be found within the unglamorous travel. Such is life.


The literary trip to the Cévennes in France with Robert Louis Stevenson was a nightmare. I finished the book last evening and hoped it would turn out to be just a bad dream but nope, it still exists.

What I expected was a hilarious travelogue which inspired John Steinbeck to wr

Robert Louis Stevenson beat Bill Bryson to the punch!

If Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux had lived in the nineteenth century and collaborated on a 12 day hiking travelogue of the mountainous Cévennes region in south central France, the result might have resembled Robert Louis Stevenson's TRAVELS WITH A

I had this book on my shelves for one or two years. Few days ago, after finishing Walden by Thoreau, I picked it up… just because it was small ! And what an interesting reading after Walden :
Two men living for a certain time in the nature. There are similar ways of living their adventures, similar t

Small time in Florac. Time to read again this book. With Modestine (the dunkey) He crossed this poor and austere area from the north catholic Gévaudan to the South Protestant Cevennes. He delivers to us very fine observation on people and country. Especially, his glance on inhabitant's opinion is ve

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