Far Away and Long Ago: A Childhood in Argentina

Far Away and Long Ago: A Childhood in Argentina

by W. H. Hudson
     
 

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As W. H. Hudson lay sick in bed in England when he was nearly eighty years old, his entire childhood returned to him so vividly that he could write in exact detail about these long-forgotten memories - starting with his earliest memories of the house in which he was born and finishing with the disastrous close of his childhood idyll at age fifteen when typhus

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As W. H. Hudson lay sick in bed in England when he was nearly eighty years old, his entire childhood returned to him so vividly that he could write in exact detail about these long-forgotten memories - starting with his earliest memories of the house in which he was born and finishing with the disastrous close of his childhood idyll at age fifteen when typhus struck.Far Away and Long Ago is told with such passion and candor that the grassy plains of Argentina, the gauchos, the birds and wildlife emerge from the pages. Not only great natural history, Far Away and Long ago is one of the most magical childhood memoirs ever written. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 352 pages)

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British author and naturalist Hudson spent the first 18 years of his life in Argentina, and, in 1918, he released this memoir of his numerous experiences there. As a naturalist and ornithologist, he provides great detail on wildlife, of course, but he also offers portraits of the varied humans encountered on his youthful adventures. A charming remembrance of childhood. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781558215467
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Wilder Places Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.76(d)

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