Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

by Richard Jefferies


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Reproduction of the original: Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727697926
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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

Preface; 1. The Downs; 2. A drought; 3. The hillside hedge; 4. The village; 5. Village architecture; 6. The hamlet; 7. The farmhouse; 8. Birds of the farmhouse; 9. The orchard; 10. The woodpile; 11. The home-field; 12. The ash copse; 13. The warren; 14. The rookery; 15. Rooks returning to roost; 16. Notes on birds; 17. Notes on the year; 18. Snake-lore; 19. Course of the brook; 20. Wildfowl of the lake.

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