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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

John Burroughs (1837–1921)

Burroughs, John. An American essayist; born in Roxbury, NY, April 3, 1837; died in 1921. He is the son of a farmer, became a journalist in New York, and engaged in other pursuits until 1874, when he settled on a farm at Esopus, NY, to devote himself to literature and to fruit-culture. His essays are remarkable for their descriptions of nature and their style. His books on rural themes include: ‘Wake-Robin’ (1871); ‘Winter Sunshine’ (1875); ‘Birds and Poets’ (1877); ‘Locusts and Wild Honey’ (1879); ‘Pepacton: Notes of a Walker’ (1881); ‘Fresh Fields’ (1884); ‘Signs and Seasons’ (1886); and ‘Sharp Eyes’ (1888). He also wrote ‘Notes on Walt Whitman’ (1867); and ‘Ways of Nature’ (1905); ‘Bird and Bough’ (1906), a volume of poems. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).