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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes Free read Æ 9 review º E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download This work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. 25 I think I decided this was a must read because I so love Christopher Rush s recreation of the travels in To Travel Hopefully The problem with the original is that there doesn t seem to be any particular reason for walking 120 miles in 12 days with a donkey as one s pack animal and traveling companion I have been after an adventure all my life a pure dispassionate adventurer such as befell early and heroic voyagers he writes but of all the options before him this must surely have been one of the safer choicesAs autumn comes on Stevenson keeps being mistaken for a peddler and meeting religious extremists of various stripes from Trappist monks to a Plymouth Brother He stays in shared inn rooms or sleeps outdoors He learns about the history of religious wars and martyrdom in the region It s the sort of material that might have inspired Guy Stagg in writing The Crossway his account of a secular pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem But it s for the most part awfully boring Rush at least had a good reason for undertaking his journey after his wife s death from breast cancer he needed a purposeful uest to take his mind off his griefBut anyway the donkey that s why this features in my 20 Books of Summer after all Stevenson buys Modestine for 65 francs and she uickly proves to be a typical stubborn as creature Passersby encourage him to find an effective goad and show the beast who s in charge They told me when I left and I was ready to believe it that before a few days I should come to love Modestine like a dog Three days had passed we had shared some misadventures and my heart was still as cold as a potato towards my beast of burden She was pretty enough to look at but then she had given proof of dead stupidityBetween the early entries and the final ones though she is mostly invisible And regretfully Stevenson then has to sell the poor beast again and for only 35 francs with her saddle That represents uite a financial loss after less than two weeksUltimately I prefer reading about Stevenson to reading his actual work Other examples Nancy Horan s novel Under the Wide and Starry Sky the chapter of Richard Holmes s Footsteps Adventures of a Romantic Biographer in which he recreates the C vennes trek My next Stevenson themed reading will be The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella BathurstA lovely line to love is the great amulet which makes the world a garden Wigtown gets a random mention As he s musing on the controversial religious history of the area If you met a mixed company in the King s Arms at Wigton it is not likely that the talk would run on Covenanters

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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes Free read Æ 9 review º E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download R most important libraries around the world and other notations in the workThis work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact. Every book is in an intimate sense a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it They alone take his meaning they find private messages assurances of love and expressions of gratitude dropped for them in every corner The public is but a generous patron who defrays the postageIn the summer of 1878 Robert Louis Stevenson turned his back on Paris and headed south His love affair with an American woman several years his senior had apparently failed Too depressed to write he decided to walk off his blues in some rugged country In the foothill town of Monastier he bought a donkey a diminutive mouse colored beast he named Modestine and in her reluctant company he strolled off into the high pastures of the C vennes The result of these adventures the aptly named Travels with a Donkey in the C vennes 1879 is a private love letter to the women who had left him and a public observance of nature s beauty all interlaced with a light history of politics and faith in the region Stevenson nearing thirty had already traveled considerably throughout Europe but a sustained overland journey on foot was something new to him He undertook this twelve day ramble to settle his heart and his thoughtsFor my part I travel not to go anywhere but to go I travel for travel s sake The great affair is to move to feel the needs and hitches of our life nearly to come down off this featherbed of civilisation and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints To hold a pack upon a pack saddle against a gale out of the freezing north is no high industry but it is one that serves to occupy and compose the mind He must have appeared odd A priest and his acolytes inspecting a church laughed out loud as the tramp and his donkey passed by Their two shadows were comically deformed his with a knapsack hers with an enormous sleeping bag stuffed with a leg of cold mutton a bottle of Beaujolais an egg beater for eggnog Stevenson s favorite drink bread both black and white changes of clothing a coat blanket books and a permanent larder of chocolate and tinned Bologna sausage Some villagers refused to guide him a little girl stuck out her tongue and all the while Modestine behaved predictably like an assBut most of the people he met were kind and helpful and the September countryside was in its autumn beauty Even the nights spent camped along the road were magical Night is a dead monotonous period under a roof but in the open world it passes lightly with its stars and dews and perfumes and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature The next morning giddy with beauty that surrounded him he scattered money on the turf to pay for his night s lodging Can he escape the memories of the woman he loves No Everything reminds him of Fanny Even in the wild mountains of G vaudan his thoughts run back to her And to live out of doors with the woman a man loves is of all lives the most complete and free Love is the great amulet which makes the world a garden What did Fanny make of the book That s unclear But Stevenson fortified by the profit earned by the sale of the manuscript followed her across an ocean and a continent and eventually won her lasting loveUntil now I never rightly understood Borges fascination with Stevenson s prose But after reading Travels with a Donkey I have to admit I was charmed by Stevenson s breezy style and modest tone even when I was a little disturbed by how closely Stevenson s difficult dealings with Modestine reflected his trying relationship with Fanny Travels with a Donkey set the model for some of the excellent British travel writers that soon would follow It s hard not to hear Stevenson s cheerful self deprecating voice carried over into Jerome K Jerome s Three Men in a Boat or Eric Newby s A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush In fact I was so enchanted by this short book I read it twice in as many days

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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes Free read Æ 9 review º E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in ou. As Robert Louis Stevenson travels with a donkey through the Cevennes he reflects on the suppression of Protestantism in the region at the end of the seventeenth century The book would have been a nicer read if he had been pleasant to the donkey but alas he believed in applying the stick rather than in offering the carrot just as much as Louis XIV did to the Huguenots


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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi review º E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Robert Louis Stevenson review Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes 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

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download Robert Louis Stevenson’s account of his 12 day hike through the Cévennes mountains in Southern France accompanied only by his determined an

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download As Robert Louis Stevenson travels with a donkey through the Cevennes he reflects on the suppression of Protestantism in th

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    Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi This little book shares the adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson and his donkey Modestine during their journey through the Cevennes region of France RLS had no donkey driving experience before this trip and if I had endured his terrible first days in person I would have run screaming into the forest never to return But he persevered and with the kindly help of a local peasant who made him a goad to encourage dear Modestine in he

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi review º E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson writes here of his 12 day 120 mile hike in the Cévennes an area located at the south eastern edge of the Massif Central region of central southern France He was twenty seven and the year was 1878 His sole companion was

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi Every book is in an intimate sense a circular letter to the friends of him who writes it They alone take his meaning; they find private messages assurances of love and expressions of gratitude dropped for them in every corner The public is b

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi Small time in Florac Time to read again this book With Modestine the dunkey He crossed this poor and austere are

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi Robert Louis Stevenson Ð 9 Read & Download review Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes Since I love hiking camping under the stars France and RLS this book was for me I've even hiked with a burro as pack animal so I feel Mr Stevenson's pain that regard I love RLS's lucid character descriptions and general love of and

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi review º E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Robert Louis Stevenson review Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes 25 I think I decided this was a must read because I so love Christopher Rush’s recreation of the travels in To Travel Hopefully The problem with the original is that there doesn’t seem to be any particular reason for walking 120 miles in 12 days with a donkey as one’s pack animal and traveling companion “I have been after an adventure all my life a pure dispassionate adventurer such as befell early and heroic v

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    [Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes] Ebook Leggi Despite the advice and concerns of his wife and the friend dragged along on his last travel book Stevenson decides to hike

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