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Complete Works of Richard Jefferies

Richard Jefferies

Published March 25th 2014
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“Complete Works of Richard Jefferies” Contains:• An aesthetic cover page.• A beginning click-able Table of Contents for all titles.• Inner click-able Tables of Contents for all individual books with multiple chapters.• Nicely organized chaptersMore“Complete Works of Richard Jefferies” Contains:• An aesthetic cover page.• A beginning click-able Table of Contents for all titles.• Inner click-able Tables of Contents for all individual books with multiple chapters.• Nicely organized chapters and text.Author’s works include:• THE GAMEKEEPER AT HOME• WILD LIFE IN A SOUTHERN COUNTY• THE AMATEUR POACHER• WOOD MAGIC: A FABLE• ROUND ABOUT A GREAT ESTATE• THE OPEN AIR• BEVIS: THE STORY OF A BOY• AFTER LONDON OR WILD ENGLAND• THE STORY OF MY HEART: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY• AMARYLLIS AT THE FAIR• FIELD AND HEDGEROW• GREENE FERNE FARM• THE HILLS AND THE VALE• HODGE AND HIS MASTERS• THE LIFE OF THE FIELDS• NATURE NEAR LONDON• THE PAGEANT OF SUMMER• THE TOILERS OF THE FIELD• WORLDS ENDWikipedia on Richard Jefferies: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. For all that, these show a remarkable diversity, including Bevis (1882), a classic childrens 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. But it is his success in conveying his awareness of nature and people within it, both in his fiction and in essay collections such as The Amateur Poacher (1879) and Round About a Great Estate (1880), that has drawn most admirers. Walter Besant wrote of his reaction on first reading Jefferies: Why, we must have been blind all our lives- here were the most wonderful things possible going on under our very noses, but we saw them not.