Life of the Fields

Life of the Fields

by Richard Jefferies

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192813589
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1983
Edition description: REPRINT

About the Author

John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 - 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction.Jefferies's corpus of writings includes a diversity of genres and topics, including Bevis (1882), a classic children's book, and After London (1885), an early work of science fiction. For much of his adult life, he suffered from tuberculosis, and his struggles with the illness and with poverty also play a role in his writing. Jefferies valued and cultivated an intensity of feeling in his experience of the world around him, a cultivation that he describes in detail in The Story of My Heart (1883). This work, an introspective depiction of his thoughts and feelings on the world, gained him the reputation of a nature mystic at the time.

Table of Contents

1. The field-play; 2. Bits of oak bark; 3. The pageant of summer; 4. Meadow thoughts; 5. Clematis lane; 6. Nature near Brighton; 7. Sea, sky and down; 8. January in the Sussex woods; 9. By the Exe; 10. The water-colley; 11. Notes on landscape painting; 12. Village miners; 13. Mind under water; 14. Sport and science; 15. Nature and the gamekeeper; 16. The sacrifice to trout; 17. The hovering of the kestrel; 18. Birds climbing the air; 19. Country literature; 20. Sunlight in a London square; 21. Venice in the east end; 22. The pigeons at the British Museum; 23. The plainest city in Europe.

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