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Wood Magic; A Fable. Vol. I

Wood Magic; A Fable. Vol. I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

World's End A Story in Three Books, Vol. I

World's End A Story in Three Books, Vol. I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Story of My Heart. My Autobiography

The Story of My Heart. My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

The Story of My Heart

The Story of My Heart

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Greene Ferne Farm

Greene Ferne Farm

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Wood Magic

Wood Magic

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Field and Hedgerow

Field and Hedgerow

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Story of My Heart

The Story of My Heart

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Field and Hedgerow

Field and Hedgerow

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Greene Ferne Farm

Greene Ferne Farm

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

World?s End

World?s End

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Gamekeeper at Home

The Gamekeeper at Home

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Wood Magic

Wood Magic

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

World?s End

World?s End

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Gamekeeper at Home

The Gamekeeper at Home

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Hills and the Vale

The Hills and the Vale

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Bevis

Bevis

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Hills and the Vale

The Hills and the Vale

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Bevis

Bevis

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2018

Sport in the Fields and Woods

Sport in the Fields and Woods

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2017

After London Or, Wild England

After London Or, Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

After London Or, Wild England

After London Or, Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Story of My Heart An Autobiography

The Story of My Heart An Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Story of My Heart An Autobiography

The Story of My Heart An Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

After London: Wild England

After London: Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2017

Victorian Dystopian Science Fiction. A Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Novel. Part I - THE RELAPSE INTO BARBARISM CHAPTER I - THE GREAT FOREST The old men say their fathers told them that soon after the fields were left to themselves a change began to be visible. It became green everywhere in the first spring, after London ended, so that all the country looked alike. The meadows were green, and so was the rising wheat which had been sown, but which neither had nor would receive any further care. Such arable fields as had not been sown, but where the last stubble had been ploughed up, were overrun with couch-grass, and where the short stubble had not been ploughed, the weeds hid it. So that there was no place which was not more or less green; the footpaths were the greenest of all, for such is the nature of grass where it has once been trodden on, and by-and-by, as the summer came on, the former roads were thinly covered with the grass that had spread out from the margin...

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2016

IT is usually supposed to be necessary to go far into the country to find wild birds and animals in sufficient numbers to be pleasantly studied. Such was certainly my own impression till circumstances led me, for the convenience of access to London, to reside for awhile about twelve miles from town. There my preconceived views on the subject were quite overthrown by the presence of as much bird-life as I had been accustomed to in distant fields and woods. First, as the spring began, came crowds of chiffchaffs and willow-wrens, filling the furze with ceaseless flutterings. Presently a nightingale sang in a hawthorn bush only just on the other side of the road. One morning, on looking out of window, there was a hen pheasant in the furze almost underneath. Rabbits often came out into the spaces of sward between the bushes.

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2016

Bevis

Bevis

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 31/03/2016

This volume presents Richard Jeffries' 1882 novel, "e;Bevis"e;. It is comprised of three interlinked stories. The first of these witnesses Bevis and his friend discover and explore the 'New Sea' and its surroundings. The following story sees two gangs of boys re-enact the Battle of Pharsalia with Bevis and Caesar. The final part of the text concerns itself with the various adventures that Bevis and Mark have when they sail to a little island in the middle of a lake - that they name ''New Formosa''. These heart-warming stories are evocative of a well-spent childhood, and are full of exuberance, ingenuity, imagination and inventiveness. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2015

After London: Or, Wild England

After London: Or, Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2015

Jefferies' After London; Or, Wild England can be seen as an early example of post-apocalyptic fiction. After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life.

Restless Human Hearts A Novel, Volume 1

Restless Human Hearts A Novel, Volume 1

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2015

Restless Human Hearts, a Novel Volume I of III

Restless Human Hearts, a Novel Volume I of III

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2015

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2015

The Story of My Heart

The Story of My Heart

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2015

"e;Remarkable in its early take on the apocalypse."e; — examiner.comA catastrophe has descended upon England. London is now a pestilent swamp, dotted with the ghostly remains of ancient buildings. A giant lake dominates the center of the country, towns have collapsed and given way to forests, and the few scattered survivors have descended into barbarism. Amid the ruins of civilization and a countryside ravaged by warring tribes, a lone hero undertakes a quest to prove himself worthy of his beloved. Characterized by the Observer as "e;the most beautiful of Victorian novels,"e; this 1885 tale pioneered the post-apocalyptic genre of science fiction. Author Richard Jefferies was a noted naturalist, and his scientific expertise informs the evocative descriptions of birds, plants, and animals. An avid lover of wilderness, Jeffries devised a fantasy that places humanity in a state closer to nature. After London influenced William Morris, J. R .R. Tolkien, and countless other writers, and it remains a haunting tale of environmental collapse and dynamic adventure.

Wild Life in a Southern Country

Wild Life in a Southern Country

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

This volume contains Richard Jefferies 1879 wildlife book, "e;Wild Life in a Southern County"e;. A comprehensive examination of the birds and animals where he lived, these fascinating essays display Jefferies' deep admiration and understanding of the countryside. This volume is highly recommended for lovers of nature writing, and constitutes a must-read for fans of Jefferies beautiful work. The essays of this collection include: "e;The Downs"e;, "e;The Entrenchment"e;, "e;Ways of Larks"e;, "e;Hares"e;, "e;A Combat"e;, "e;Happiness of Animals"e;, "e;Ants"e;, "e;A Long Journey"e;, "e;A Drought"e;, "e;Ancient Garrison of the Entrenchment"e;, "e;Traditions of Forest"e;, "e;Curious Ponds"e;, "e;A Mirage"e;, etcetera. John Richard Jefferies (1848 - 1887) was an English writer famous for depicting English rural life in essays, books and novels. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Amateur Poacher

Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2015

This edition of the classic work on the early English poacher was first published in 1901. Contents Include : The First Gun The Old Punt, A Curious 'Turnpike' Tree Shooting, A Fishing Expedition Egg Time, A 'Gip' Trap Woodland Twilight, Traitors on the Gibbet Lurcher-Land 'The Park' Oby, And His System, The Moucher's Calendar Churchyard Pheasants: Before The Bench Luke, The Rabbit-Contractor: The Brook Path Farmer Willum's Place: Snipe-Shooting Ferreting: A Rabbit-Hunter A Winter Night: Old Tricks: Pheasant Stalking: Matchlock Versus Breechloader Conclusion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Gamekeeper at Home (Illustrated Edition)

The Gamekeeper at Home (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The Amateur Poacher - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Amateur Poacher - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Amaryllis at the Fair A Novel - Scholar's Choice Edition

Amaryllis at the Fair A Novel - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/02/2015

The Toilers of the Field - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Toilers of the Field - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Round about a Great Estate - Scholar's Choice Edition

Round about a Great Estate - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Wood Magic A Fable. Vol. I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Wood Magic A Fable. Vol. I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Bevis, the Story of a Boy - Scholar's Choice Edition

Bevis, the Story of a Boy - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

World's End, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

World's End, Volume I - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Toilers of the Field

Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2015

Originally published in 1892, this work by English nature writer, Richard Jefferies, is a collection of his papers that appeared in magazines and newspapers early in his career. Published posthumously, it includes pieces titled 'The farmer at Home', 'An English Homestead' 'The Coming of Summer', and many more delights, exhibiting his great talent at capturing the wonder of the English countryside. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography on Jefferies, to help place this publication in context with his other works.

Wood Magic - A Fable

Wood Magic - A Fable

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2015

Originally published in 1881, this work by English nature writer, Richard Jefferies, is a novel. It follows the story of his child-hero, Bevis, who lives on a farm named 'Longpond', explores the countryside and meets the wildlife. He discovers that the animals, plants, and streams, can speak to him, and much of the tale focuses on his interaction with the natural world. However, he runs up against the local tyrant, a magpie, Capchak. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography on Jefferies, to help place this publication in context with his other works.

World's End

World's End

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2015

Originally published in 1881, this is the last of the three novels written by English nature writer Richard Jefferies. It follows the story of an impoverished artist named Aymer, who becomes engaged to Violet Waldron. However, their idyllic rural life is shattered by a gruesome murder. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography on Jefferies, to help place this publication in context with his other works.

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

Originally published in 1887, 'Amaryllis at the Fair' is a work by the English writer Richard Jefferies. It is set on a farm in rural England where a little girl named Amaryllis despairs at her family's hardships. It is full of wonderful descriptions of country life that were close to the writer's heart, himself having grown up in Wiltshire, England. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Field and Hedgerow - Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Field and Hedgerow - Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

Originally published in 1889, this is a work by the English writer Richard Jefferies. It is a collection of essays on rural English life and is a wonderful read for any fans of nature writing. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Greene Ferne Farm

Greene Ferne Farm

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

Originally published in 1880, this is a work by the English writer Richard Jefferies. It is a novel set in Wiltshire in rural England. Jefferies claimed that if the plot were subtracted from this work that nine tenths of the novel were the result of his own personal experience. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Hills and the Vale

Hills and the Vale

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

Posthumously published in 1909, this is a collection of essays by the English nature writer and novelist Richard Jefferies. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author with the aim of placing it in the context of his other writings. The following passage is an extract from the introduction: 'It was not for nothing that Jefferies, man and boy, had gone through the phases of sportsman, naturalist, and artist, and always worshipper, upon the hills, 'that he lived in a perpetual commerce with external Nature, and nourished himself upon the spirit of its forms.' Air and sun so cleaned and sweetened his work that in the end the cleanness and sweetness of Nature herself become inseparable from it in our minds.'

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2015

Originally published in 1880, this is a collection of essays by the English nature writer and novelist Richard Jefferies. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author with the aim of placing it in the context of his other writings. The following passage is an extract from the author's introduction: 'But the rapid progress of education in the villages and outlying districts is the element which is most worthy of thoughtful consideration. On the one hand, it may perhaps cause a powerful demand for corresponding privileges; and on the other, counteract the tendency to unreasonable expectations. In any case, it is a fact that cannot be ignored. Meantime, all I claim for the following sketches is that they are written in a fair and impartial spirit.'

Gamekeeper At Home - Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life

Gamekeeper At Home - Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2014

When the Folk-Lore Society suggested the collecting of county folk-lore, the writer sent a circular August 189 to all clergymen, school-teachers, and some others in Argyle and its attached islands, asking if they would assist. Headings for the various subjects and hints on the best methods of collecting and noting information were given. One of the first answers, on the specimen collecting-sheet sent out, was - In two volumes, by . . . viz., . . . and . . . published by William Paterson, Edinburgh now laterson Conlpanyr, Paternoster ROW, Lolldol. Dr. Rlaclagan will find all that could be collected of any interest in the Superstitions and Folk-Lore of the West Highlands, September I st, Though unsigned, and without locality of origin, this was not encouraging, but all hope of finding something worth recording was not abandoned. That much was yet to be done has been proved by the work of Gregorson Caillpbell of Tirec, and Rlalcolnl RlacPhail of Iiilrnartin. This is a further endeavour in the same direction, and it is hoped, while it is, so far as known, the only collection of nothing but Scottish games, that it may, even if imperfect, form a groundwork for a complete exposition, probably by other observers. No hard and fast line has been drawn, but the contents are simply pastimes found in use in Asgyleshire at the present clay.

Round About a Great Escape

Round About a Great Escape

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2014

Richard Jefferies became famous in his lifetime for writing about the almost shocking beauty of the natural world that was around everyone, he became called a 'nature mystic' for his almost transcendental writings concerning the British countryside. This collections of essays written for a London newspaper shows Jefferies at his very best, wishing to describe the intricate wonder that could be found in the parks and woodlands of a great estate, an estate that few in a large city would ever see.

Pageant of Summer

Pageant of Summer

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2014

A beautiful poetic essay that sums up, and revels in all that is stunning and overwhelming about a summers evening in the British countryside. Every detail is perfectly observed, almost to clearly defined, leading the author to question something so beautiful can really be seen or is just an illusion.

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2014

Life of the Fields

Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2014

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. This volume comprises of many of Jefferies's best essays and articles that were composed in the years after 1880, most were first published in magazines and journals.

Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2013

Jefferies' Land a History of Swindon and Its Environs

Jefferies' Land a History of Swindon and Its Environs

Author: Richard Jefferies, Grace Toplis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2013

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2013

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2013

The Story of My Heart an Autobiography

The Story of My Heart an Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2012

The Story of My Heart an Autobiography

The Story of My Heart an Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2012

Amateur Poacher

Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2012

A fascinating series of autobiographical writings by English nature writer John Richard Jefferies, which give an intriguing insight into English rural life in the 19th century.

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2012

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.Nature Near London is a collection of observational pieces from locations near London at the end of the 19th Century. The depth of knowledge and of familiarity with particular places and particular species gives the impression that each small piece is the product of many years of observation.His style of observation is a work in miniature - cataloguing the most minute details; the dancing of a flower in the wind or the darting of a cautious trout. The chapters centre on a special place, a certain species, geographical feature or habitat - everything from orchards and copses to rivers and streams.Jefferies always explains the typical behaviour of whatever he is describing, and often contrasts what he sees with what one would expect to see in another part of the country, or in a different season. His knowledge of flowers is wide-ranging, and his ability to describe one particular patch of a field in such a specific way brings tremendous variety to the chapters that make up the book.The final chapters are a departure - both from the character of the rest of the book, and from London itself, as Jefferies boards the train to Brighton. Suddenly he is describing people and their relationship to nature, as much as nature itself. The scope widens, less a work in miniature, more surging towards a triumphant end as Jefferies becomes ever more philosophical.100 years on, the book becomes even more relevant than when it was published - as a reminder of the dangers of unrelenting urbanisation, but also the context of the trend that aims to recreate nature where we need it most - around our cities. Nature near London is a portrait of what we've lost, and a reminder of nature's positive and calming influence. Going along with Jefferies is like taking an afternoon stroll out of the city, without having to leave your armchair.

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2012

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2012

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2012

Wood Magic a Fable

Wood Magic a Fable

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2012

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2011

After London Or, Wild England

After London Or, Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2011

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2011

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2011

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2011

Hodge and his Masters

Hodge and his Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2011

Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which, when brought together in book form, brought him recognition (though not wealth), and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. This two-volume work, first published in 1880, contains a collection of essays first published in The Standard. Jefferies describes the daily life and circumstances of Victorian English farmers, labourers and their wives without sentimentality, illustrating daily hardships as well as idyllic pastimes, and providing an accurate and thus valuable description of a now vanished way of life.

Hodge and his Masters

Hodge and his Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2011

Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which, when brought together in book form, brought him recognition (though not wealth), and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. This two-volume work, first published in 1880, contains a collection of essays first published in The Standard. Jefferies describes the daily life and circumstances of Victorian English farmers, labourers and their wives without sentimentality, illustrating daily hardships as well as idyllic pastimes, and providing an accurate and thus valuable description of a now vanished way of life.

Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2011

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2011

After London; Or, Wild England, Etc.

After London; Or, Wild England, Etc.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2011

World's End. a Story, in Three Books. Vol. II

World's End. a Story, in Three Books. Vol. II

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2011

The Dewy Morn. a Novel.

The Dewy Morn. a Novel.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2011

World's End. a Story, in Three Books. Vol. III

World's End. a Story, in Three Books. Vol. III

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2011

World's End. a Story, in Three Books. Vol. I.

World's End. a Story, in Three Books. Vol. I.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2011

T. T. T. [A Tale.]

T. T. T. [A Tale.]

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Restless Human Hearts. a Novel.

Restless Human Hearts. a Novel.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Greene Ferne Farm.

Greene Ferne Farm.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

The Dewy Morn. a Novel.

The Dewy Morn. a Novel.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/01/2011

Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which when collected in book form brought him recognition (though not wealth), and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. Wild Life in a Southern County, published in 1879, examines the habitats of the Downs and the birds and animals which live there. Written in Jefferies' highly descriptive style, these essays reveal his deep love and knowledge of the countryside. The sense of wonder evoked by the natural world, which permeates all of Jefferies' works, is fully exemplified in this volume.

The Hills and the Vale

The Hills and the Vale

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2011

Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which when collected in book form brought him recognition (though not wealth), and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. The Hills and the Vale, first released in 1909, contains a collection of published and unpublished essays and articles. Written in Jefferies' highly descriptive style, these essays describe rural life and nature in England, illustrating folk traditions and important natural events in rural communities. The sense of wonder evoked by the natural world, which permeates all of Jefferies' works, is fully exemplified in this volume.

Restless Human Hearts. a Novel.

Restless Human Hearts. a Novel.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2011

Restless Human Hearts. a Novel.

Restless Human Hearts. a Novel.

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2011

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/2010

Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which, when brought together in book form, brought him recognition (though not wealth) and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. This volume, first published in 1884, contains a collection of essays and articles previously published during his career. Written in Jefferies' highly descriptive style, these essays describe rural life and nature in England, illustrating folk traditions and important natural events in rural communities. The mysticism and wonder of the natural world which exemplifies Jefferies' works is fully illustrated in these essays.

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/11/2010

Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which, when brought together in book form, brought him recognition (though not wealth) and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. This volume, first published posthumously in 1892, contains a collection of essays concerning rural farmers and labourers previously published before Jefferies had achieved public recognition. Jefferies vividly describes the daily life and circumstances of Victorian English farmers, labourers and their wives without sentimentality, illustrating hardships in addition to idyllic pastimes, providing a realistic and valuable description of a now vanished way of life.

Story of My Heart  An Autobiography

Story of My Heart An Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2010

pubOne.info present you this new edition. THE story of my heart commences seventeen years ago. In the glow of youth there were times every now and then when I felt the necessity of a strong inspiration of soulthought. My heart was dusty, parched for want of the rain of deep feeling; my mind arid and dry, for there is a dust which settles on the heart as well as that which falls on a ledge. It is injurious to the mind as well as to the body to be always in one place and always surrounded by the same circumstances. A species of thick clothing slowly grows about the mind, the pores are choked, little habits become a part of existence, and by degrees the mind is inclosed in a husk. When this began to form I felt eager to escape from it, to throw off the heavy clothing, to drink deeply once more at the fresh fountations of life. An inspiration- a long deep breath of the pure air of thought- could alone give health to the heart.

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies, Edward Garnett Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2010

AMARYLLIS found the first daffodil flowering by the damask rose, and immediately ran to call her father to come and see it.

Wood Magic A Fable

Wood Magic A Fable

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2010

pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Little need be said as to this re-issue of Wood Magic. It was originally published in two volumes, post 8vo, by Messrs. Cassell& Co. in 1881, and re-issued by them in one volume in 1882. The present edition is reprinted from the original edition. The frontispiece and vignette are drawn by the accomplished lady who chooses to be known as E. V. B., whose illustrations to the Story Without an End charmed many boys and girls years ago, and I hope still fascinate their children.

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/09/2010

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

The Story of a Boy

The Story of a Boy

Author: Richard Jefferies, Marston Searle and Riving Sampson Low Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2010

Greene Ferne Farm (Dodo Press)

Greene Ferne Farm (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2010

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2009

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Red Deer

Red Deer

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Red Deer

Red Deer

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

The Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies

The Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies, Grace Toplis Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

The Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies

The Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies, Grace Toplis Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Red Deer

Red Deer

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2009

The Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies

The Early Fiction of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies, Grace Toplis Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2009

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2009

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2009

Hodge and His Masters, Volume I

Hodge and His Masters, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2009

Hodge and His Masters, Volume I

Hodge and His Masters, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2009

The Gamekeeper at Home Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life

The Gamekeeper at Home Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2009

Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which when brought together in book form brought him recognition (though not wealth) and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. The Gamekeeper at Home and The Amateur Poacher (also reissued in this series) were both collections of essays in the style of reminiscences of a rural way of life which, though never idyllic, was by the 1870s beginning to undergo a period of rapid change, through both the onset of mechanisation and agricultural depression.

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/07/2009

Richard Jefferies (1848-87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which when brought together in book form brought him recognition (though not wealth) and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. The Gamekeeper at Home (also reissued in this series) and The Amateur Poacher were both collections of essays in the style of reminiscences of a rural way of life which, though never idyllic, was by the 1870s beginning to undergo a period of rapid change, through both the onset of mechanisation and agricultural depression.

The Life of the Fields

The Life of the Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2009

Jefferies' Land a History of Swindon and Its Environs

Jefferies' Land a History of Swindon and Its Environs

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Jefferies' Land a History of Swindon and Its Environs

Jefferies' Land a History of Swindon and Its Environs

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Bevis (Dodo Press)

Bevis (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2009

Chronicles of the Hedges (Dodo Press)

Chronicles of the Hedges (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2009

The Dewy Morn (Dodo Press)

The Dewy Morn (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2009

Wildlife in a Southern County (Dodo Press)

Wildlife in a Southern County (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2009

Story of My Heart

Story of My Heart

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

The Story of My Heart is an inspiring and personal account of a soul's awakening. In this 1883 autobiography, naturalist and journalist Richard Jefferies describes his journey through abandoning his notions of past and future in favor of being in the present moment; the eternal Now. Freeing himself from ordinary limitations to perception, he uses the present for guidance and spiritual sustenance; finding the dazzling world around him becoming a window for the soul. This gives Jefferies a keen awareness of his soul's infinite nature and a deep love for what he terms "e;soul-life"e;.

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2009

Amaryllis at the Fair

Amaryllis at the Fair

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/2009

Restless Human Hearts, Volume I

Restless Human Hearts, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Restless Human Hearts, Volume I

Restless Human Hearts, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Nature Near London

Nature Near London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

The Toilers of the Field

The Toilers of the Field

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2009

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2009

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2008

Red Deer

Red Deer

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/12/2008

The Story of My Heart - My Autobiography

The Story of My Heart - My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

The Amateur Poacher - Poachers and Poaching

The Amateur Poacher - Poachers and Poaching

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Bevis, the Story of a Boy

Bevis, the Story of a Boy

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2008

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Round about a Great Estate

Round about a Great Estate

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2008

Bevis, the Story of a Boy

Bevis, the Story of a Boy

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2008

Wood Magic A Fable

Wood Magic A Fable

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Wood Magic A Fable (Large Print Edition)

Wood Magic A Fable (Large Print Edition)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Wood Magic A Fable (Large Print Edition)

Wood Magic A Fable (Large Print Edition)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Story of My Heart My Autobiography (Large Print Edition)

Story of My Heart My Autobiography (Large Print Edition)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

World's End, Volume I

World's End, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

World's End, Volume I

World's End, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

World's End, Volume I

World's End, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

World's End, Volume I

World's End, Volume I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Hodge and His Masters, Volume II

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Field and Hedgerow

Field and Hedgerow

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Field and Hedgerow

Field and Hedgerow

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

After London

After London

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2008

Wood Magic A Fable. Vol. I

Wood Magic A Fable. Vol. I

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2008

After London or Wild England

After London or Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2008

Field and Hedgerow

Field and Hedgerow

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

The Story of My Heart

The Story of My Heart

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

The Story of My Heart

The Story of My Heart

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

The Story of my Heart My Autobiography

The Story of my Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2008

The Story of My Heart, first published in 1883, is one of the stranger autobiographies in the English language. It describes almost nothing about the writer's life, education, family or work. Opening with a mystical experience on a green hill in the south of England seventeen years before - the date is exact, in a book that is otherwise so exalted above mere facts - it is the record of the author's striving for 'soul-life', for communion with the beauty of nature. In impassioned prose, with echoes of Blake and Shelley, Jefferies relates the history of his feeling of identification with the sun, wind, space and the pulse of natural life. The book is a prayer to the physical world, a pantheistic rejection of modern urban life and technique: 'the sun was stronger than science; the hills more than philosophy'. Some of the most striking passages in The Story of My Heart are descriptions of the controlled chaos of London, which represented for Jefferies the vortex of modern modern human life, a force that is 'driving, pushing, carried on in a stress of feverish force like a bullet'. A neglected classic of English nature writing, The Story of My Heart speaks to today's ecological concerns in the language of another era.

Wood Magic (Dodo Press)

Wood Magic (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2008

Wood Magic

Wood Magic

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2008

The Life Of The Fields

The Life Of The Fields

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2008

After London; Or Wild England (Dodo Press)

After London; Or Wild England (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2007

The Story of My Heart An Autobiography (Dodo Press)

The Story of My Heart An Autobiography (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

The Life of the Fields (Dodo Press)

The Life of the Fields (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Hodge and His Masters (Dodo Press)

Hodge and His Masters (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

The Amateur Poacher (Dodo Press)

The Amateur Poacher (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Field and Hedgerow (Dodo Press)

Field and Hedgerow (Dodo Press)

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2007

After London or Wild England

After London or Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2007

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2006

Wild Life in a Southern County

Wild Life in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2006

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2006

The Story of My Heart - My Autobiography

The Story of My Heart - My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2006

The Story of My Heart. an Autobiography With- The Pageant of Summer

The Story of My Heart. an Autobiography With- The Pageant of Summer

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2005

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2005

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2005

After London or Wild England

After London or Wild England

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2005

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/2005

Born in Wiltshire and the son of a farmer, Richard Jeffries had an abiding love for nature and was a prolific writer on the subject. In this collection of beautifully-written essays Jeffries attempts to distill the essence of nature and of life in the country into prose and to impart the wonder he feels when immersed in nature. In all the pieces collected here, a different aspect of the countryside or its people is vividly brought to life, such as when describing the face of an old man as 'twisted like the fantastic turns of a gnarled tree-trunk, hollowed and decayed'. In The Open Air Jeffries displays his talent for descriptive writing again and again with crystal-clear descriptions and an emotionally-charged, poetic style.

The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2005

Wildlife in a Southern County

Wildlife in a Southern County

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2005

Beautifully illustrated with engravings by C. F. Tunnicliffe, Wild Life in a Southern County is a meticulous, comprehensive study of the natural and social history of the area of Southern and South-Western England known as Wessex. Richard Jefferies describes the countryside and the animals, birds, fish and plants that lived there both as a naturalist and as an artist, and he pays considerable attention to detail, bringing to life a vision as of the countryside as it was before the mechanisation of farming and the ever-present noise of cars and aeroplanes. He also looks at the villages, hamlets and farms of the area and their inhabitants, recording for posterity their ways of life, their customs and traditions and some of the stories that they told. Wild Life in a Southern County is a delightfully-written evocation of the rural idyll of Wessex as it was in the 1870s.

Hodge and His Masters

Hodge and His Masters

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2005

The Open Air

The Open Air

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2004

The Gamekeeper at Home

The Gamekeeper at Home

Author: Richard Jefferies Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2003

The Story of My Heart My Autobiography

The Story of My Heart My Autobiography

Author: Richard Jefferies, Jeremy Hooker Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2002

The Story of my Heart is not an autobiography in the ordinary sense of the word, as it contains no history of the events of Richard Jefferies' life. It is not concerned with his birth or marriage, his actions or fortunes, but is an outpouring of Jefferies' innermost soul. Like many others, he found himself at odds with the world. He saw the beauty of the land, the grandeur of the sea, the interest of life? above all of human life? but he was not satisfied. He longed for more beauty, a fuller grandeur, a deeper interest. This feeling completely mastered him, and in The Story of my Heart he poured out with what strength and what skill he possessed the intensity of his longing. ? from the Preface by C. J. Longman