Temperament and poor health motivated Robert Louis Stevenson to travel
widely throughout his short life, and before he was celebrated as the
author of Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses, and other immortal
works, he was known for his travelogues. This collection presents some of
his finest writing in that vein, starting with An Inland Voyage. This
1878 chronicle of a canoe journey through Belgium and France charmingly
captures the European villages and townspeople of a bygone era. Other
selections include Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, a humorous
account of a mountain trek, and Forest Notes, a meditation on nature
based on visits to the Forest of Fontainebleau near Paris and adjacent
artists' colonies. These early writings offer captivating insights into
Stevenson's bohemian nature and the wanderlust that sent him from his
native Scotland to journeys around the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson—Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes - and Other Travel

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