The Jefferies Companion: Arranged and Introduced by Samuel J. Looker
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“Let us get out of these indoor narrow modern days, whose twelve hours somehow have become shortened, into the sunlight and the pure wind.” – (From The Amateur Poacher)
Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was born in Coate near Swindon in Wiltshire. The son of a farmer, he became a renowned naturalist, novelist, and essay writer.
Jefferies is best known as a descriptive writer on the landscapes and natural history of the south of England and as a chronicler of rural life in late Victorian England.
This collection gathers together long excerpts from 19 in his most important works, including descriptions of country life such as Wild Life in a Southern County and The Amateur Poacher, his two books for children, Bevis and Wood Magic, and his autobiographical The Story of My Heart.