Wood Magic (Dodo Press)
By (author) Richard Jefferies
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Wood Magic (Dodo Press) by Richard Jefferies
Book DescriptionJohn Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an English nature writer, essayist and journalist. He wrote fiction mainly based on farming and rural life. From early in life he showed a great love of the countryside, but was temperamentally unsuited to follow his father as a farmer, and in 1866 he found employment as a newspaper reporter for the North Wiltshire Herald and the Swindon Advertiser. In late 1877 he moved to Surbiton to be nearer the hub of literary England. His new surroundings defined him, as a country writer. Articles drawing on Jefferies' Wiltshire experiences were snapped up by the Pall Mall Gazette, then published in book form as The Gamekeeper at Home in 1878, to be followed by similar collections of essays, like Round About a Great Estate (1880). About this time he wrote his extraordinary autobiography, The Story of My Heart: An Autobiography (1883). Other works include The Amateur Poacher (1879), Hodge and His Masters (1880), Nature Near London (1883), After London; or, Wild England (1884), The Life of the Fields (1884), The Open Air (1885), and Field and Hedgerow (1889).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781409911531
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Jefferies
After London, Paperback (October 2015)
A sudden catastrophe descends upon England, and the survivors revert to a feudal society. Hauntingly beautiful in its descriptions of environmental collapse, this 1906 novel offers an early example of post-apocalyptic fiction.
Story of My Heart, Hardback (November 2014)
A nineteenth-century love letter to nature is rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams.
Landscape with Figures, Paperback (August 2013)
Richard Jefferies was the most imaginative and least conventional of nineteenth-century observers of the natural world. Trekking across the English countryside, he recorded his responses to everything from the texture of an owl's feather to the grinding hardship of rural labour. This title presents a selection of his essays and articles.
Nature Near London, Hardback (June 2012)» View all books by Richard Jefferies
The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing - reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain's best known and highly acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a modern context.
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