Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894)

A classic of travel writing, this book recounts Stevenson's adventures on an extended walk through uplands and mountains in south-western France. Humorous on his own failings as a traveller, and on his travails with Modestine the self-willed donkey, it is also an exploration of peasant life in an area marked by the violence of the wars of religion. This version includes the fragment "A mountain town in France", originally intended as the opening chapter, but often omitted and published as a separate essay. (Summary by Patrick Wallace)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 A Mountain Town in France Patrick Wallace
00:23:27
Play 01 The Donkey, the Pack and the Pack-Saddle Patrick Wallace
00:12:59
Play 02 The Green Donkey-Driver Patrick Wallace
00:17:56
Play 03 I Have a Goad Patrick Wallace
00:12:07
Play 04 A Camp in the Dark Patrick Wallace
00:20:02
Play 05 Cheylard and Luc Patrick Wallace
00:07:59
Play 06 Father Apollinaris Patrick Wallace
00:09:49
Play 07 The Monks Patrick Wallace
00:14:18
Play 08 The Boarders Patrick Wallace
00:11:48
Play 09 Across the Goulet Patrick Wallace
00:07:12
Play 10 A Night Among the Pines Patrick Wallace
00:10:54
Play 11 Across the Lozère Patrick Wallace
00:11:21
Play 12 Pont de Montvert Patrick Wallace
00:13:05
Play 13 In the Valley of the Tarn Patrick Wallace
00:19:48
Play 14 Florac Patrick Wallace
00:05:36
Play 15 In the Valley of the Mimente Patrick Wallace
00:08:49
Play 16 The Heart of the Country Patrick Wallace
00:15:15
Play 17 The Last Day Patrick Wallace
00:11:06
Play 18 Farewell Modestine! Patrick Wallace
00:03:56