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Atlas Pocket Travelers: France: Travels with a Donkey, Gleanings in France, a Motor-Flight Through France


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An elegant boxed set of travel classics about France, with an introduction from the best-selling author of Le Divorce.

In this inaugural edition of our Atlas Pocket Classics series, Diane Johnson introduces three masterpieces of travel writing. Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey is the notebook he kept during his respite from poor health, tormented love, and inadequate friends—a thoroughly entertaining account of the French people and their country. James Fenimore Cooper's Gleanings in France, one of his rarest works, is an elegant collection of his letters home; he offers a discriminating portrait of France in the last days of its final experiment with monarchy, and offers practical advice on the art of travel. Edith Wharton proclaims in the opening lines of A Motor-flight through France that "the motor-car has restored the romance of travel"—then sets off in the new invention to explore the cities and countryside of the nation she loved above all; Wharton's spirited account of her journey is a declaration of her passion for travel and her deep affinity for the people and places of France.

About the Author

Diane Johnson is the author of twelve books, including the best-selling novel Le Divorce, which is set in France. She divides her time between San Francisco and Paris. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) is the nineteenth-century American novelist whose works include The Last of the Mohicans, the Leatherstocking series, and many others. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer. He is the author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, among many other works. Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence in 1920. Her other novels include The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and many others.

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Johnson, Diane
Atlas Books
Cooper, James Fenimore
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Wharton, Edith
Essays & Travelogues
Europe - France
Travel - France
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6 x 5 in

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Travel » Travel Writing » Europe
Travel » Travel Writing » France
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