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

Richard Jefferies (1848–1887)

Jefferies, Richard. An English essayist and novelist; born in Swindon, Wiltshire, Nov. 6, 1848; died at Goring, Sussex, Aug. 14, 1887. His published works include: ‘The Goddards of North Wilts’ (1873), a local family history; ‘The Scarlet Shawl’ (1874), a novel; ‘Restless Human Hearts’ (1875), a novel; ‘The World’s End’ (1877), a novel; ‘The Dewy Morn,’ a novel; ‘Wild Life in a Southern County’ (1879), a volume of descriptive sketches: this was followed by similar books, notably, ‘Round about a Great Estate’; ‘The Life of the Fields’; ‘The Open Air’; ‘The Amateur Poacher’ (1879); ‘Hodge and his Masters’; ‘The Game Keeper at Home’; etc. His later works were the novel ‘Green Ferne Farm’ (1880); ‘Wood Magic’ (1881), a fanciful animal story; ‘Bevis’ (1882), a tale of childhood; ‘The Story of My Heart’ (1883), by many pronounced his masterpiece; ‘Red Deer’ (1884), a description of Exmoor; ‘After London’ (1885), an imaginative tale; ‘Amaryllis at the Fair’ (1887), a novel of country life; and some fugitive essays and sketches. ‘Field and Hedgerow’ was published posthumously. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).