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10/04/07

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Robert Louis Stevenson - Travel Writer

Robert Louis Stevenson - November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson is best known for his novels Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses to name just a few. However, did you know that he was also a very accomplished travel writer? He was!

In 1878 he set off across the remote Cévennes mountain range in France with only one small donkey, Modestine for company. His classic account of this eventful journey is entitled: Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. This is one of the first books to present hiking and camping as recreational activities. It also tells of commissioning one of the first sleeping bags.

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