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An inland voyage : travels with a dopnkey in the cevennes

An Inland Voyage (1878) is a travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. It is Stevenson's earliest book and a pioneering work of outdoor literature. As a young man, Stevenson desired to be financially independent so that he might pursue the woman he loved, and set about funding his freedom from parental support by writing travelogues, the three most prominent being An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) and The Silverado Squatters (1883) ...

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  • "An account of the author's canoe trip from Antwerp, Belgium, to Pontoise, France."
  • "An Inland Voyage (1878) is a travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson about a canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. It is Stevenson's earliest book and a pioneering work of outdoor literature. As a young man, Stevenson desired to be financially independent so that he might pursue the woman he loved, and set about funding his freedom from parental support by writing travelogues, the three most prominent being An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) and The Silverado Squatters (1883) ..."@en
  • "An inland voyage is Robert Louis Stevenson's account of a trip that he once made in the area between Belgium and Northern France when he was 26 years old. Being accompanied by his friend and countryman Walter Grindlay Simpson, Stevenson travelled down the Oise River to finally reach close to the Seine River in France. Taking the names of Arethusa and Cigarette, the two friends mostly used canoes as their main means of transportation as long as they were not obliged to travel by rail. The book is divided into more than twenty chapters that minutely delineate the friends' itinerary. Despite the spread of factories and heavy industries in the area, the book paints the simplicity and spontaneity of 19th-century European life. Indeed, the book speaks about the boys' encounter with welcoming and amiable locals who are often very pleased to receive visitors from other parts of the world. Since the narrative gives a refreshing description of the region, its geographical characteristics and its different places of interest, namely its old castles and attractive landscapes, it has become a guidebook for travelers who wish to visit the area and relive the itinerary made by Stevenson and his companion."
  • "An account of the author's canoe trip from Antwerp in Belgium to Pontoise in France."
  • "Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer; he was also an indefatigable traveller. His thirst for adventure was formed by his boyhood visits to remote Scottish lighthouses, and he spent much of his life fleeing the rigours of cold climes and social orthodoxy. Along the way he travelled through the Cevennes with a donkey, booked passage to and across America, and finally famously settled in Samoa in the South Pacific. The canoeing trip through Belgium and northern France that Stevenson describes in An Inland Voyage was taken in 1876, when the author was 26 years old. Stevenson and his companion, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, each had a kayakA"-style wooden canoe, with a deck and rigged with a sail. Starting in Belgium and then travelling downriver in France from Maubeuge (near Mons) to Pontoise on the outskirts of Paris, the book paints a charming picture of Western Europe at a more innocent time."
  • "An Inland Voyage, details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he wrote travelogues, most notably An Inland Voyage, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes and The Silverado Squatters. Stevenson undertook the journey with his friend, Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, at a time when such outdoor travel for leisure was considered unusual and it resulted in this romantic and original work that still inspires travelers today."@en

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