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Hudson, W. H. (William Henry) 1841-1922

Overview
Works: 634 works in 3,138 publications in 7 languages and 56,428 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Autobiographies  History  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  Biographies  Juvenile works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Composer, Annotator, Lyricist
Classifications: PR6015.U23, 823.8
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Green mansions; a romance of the tropical forest by W. H Hudson( Book )

159 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 7,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Venezuelan, fleeing political strife in Caracas, plunges into the tropical forest and there discovers and loves the ethereal Rima, the sole survivor of a vanquished people
Green mansions by W. H Hudson( Book )

119 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the naturalist-author's extensive travels in South America, this is the romance of the bird girl, Rima
The book of a naturalist by W. H Hudson( )

70 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays charmingly captures Hudson's deep love of nature. Classics of nature writing, essays such as Life in a Pine Wood," The Beauty of the Fox," The Discontented Squirrel," The Toad as Traveller," and others are invaluable texts for any nature lover
The purple land : being the narrative of one Richard Lamb's adventures in the Banda Orientál, in South America, as told by himself by W. H Hudson( )

85 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and held by 2,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Lamb, a young Englishman, marries a teenage Argentinian girl, Paquita, without asking her father's permission, and is forced to flee to Uruguay with his bride. Lamb leaves his young wife with a relative while he sets off for eastern Uruguay to find work for himself. He soon becomes embroiled in adventures with the Uruguayan gauchos and romances with local women. Lamb unknowingly helps a rebel guerrilla general, Santa Coloma, escape from prison and joins his cause. However, the rebels are defeated in battle and Lamb has to flee in disguise. He helps Demetria, the daughter of an old rebel leader, escape from her persecutors and returns to Montevideo. Lamb, Paquita, Demetria and Santa Coloma evade their government pursuers by slipping away on a boat bound for Buenos Aires
A crystal age by W. H Hudson( )

63 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explorer falls down a cliff and wakes up in a very different time and place
Afoot in England by W. H Hudson( )

80 editions published between 1909 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Henry Hudson was born in Argentina, the son of American settlers from New England. He spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna, and, as a young man, travelled widely on horseback, visiting Brazil, Uruguay and Patagonia. In 1869, at the age of 28, he settled in England and began a new life as a wanderer and field naturalist. Despite many years living in poverty in London, when his country rambles were an escape from a life that then held few other pleasures, he eventually achieved fame with his books about the English countryside, which in turn helped foster the back-to-nature movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Afoot in England recounts Hudson's wanderings from village to village across the south of England, from Surrey to Devon and Cornwall, and along the East Anglian coast. It speaks as powerfully today of the simple pleasures of the English countryside as when it was first published in 1909. Robert Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, and The Old Ways Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest historical travel writing in the English language, with authors hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep
Purple land by W. H Hudson( )

4 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel with dashing protagonist Richard Lamb as he explores the then-largely untraveled vistas of South America. Although he was a product of the period of British imperialism, author William Henry Hudson paints an unusually sympathetic and sensitive portrait of the inhabitants of Uruguay and nearby regions. This masterwork of colonial-era literature is a fascinating read for fans of the action-adventure genre
The naturalist in La Plata by W. H Hudson( Book )

85 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Hudson grew up on the Argentinean pampas, studying the wildlife of the region and honing his observational skills. An extraordinarily talented writer, Hudson's prose brings the region to life in The Naturalist in La Plata, a natural history brimming with Hudson's portraits of the birds and beasts of the beautiful La Plata. Hudson's deep respect for the environment is apparent here; as he often mourns the nature man has destroyed
A traveller in little things by W. H Hudson( Book )

46 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches, reprinted in part from various periodicals about his travels around England
Idle days in Patagonia by W. H Hudson( Book )

77 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uno de los relatos más importantes de la escuela de los 'nature writters' que apasionó a escritores como Joeph Conrad, Ford Madox Forf o Bruce Chatwin. Narra la estancia feliz de este exquisito autor en tierras patagónicas. En 1871 Hudson se adentra en la provincia de Rio Negro donde permanece varios meses. Su viaje se convierte en una excusa para reflexionar sobre la experiencia de la contemplación como vía para explorar las regiones sensibles del alma
A little boy lost by W. H Hudson( Book )

51 editions published between 1905 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates a little boy's many strange adventures when he wanders too far from home and becomes lost
Birds and man by W. H Hudson( Book )

37 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, we take the issues of endangered species and extinction very seriously; however, in the early twentieth century, these ideas had barely begun to enter the popular discourse. In Birds and Man, ornithologist William Henry Hudson's discussions of dwindling bird populations helped to highlight the need to protect endangered species and usher this idea into the mainstream
Birds in town & village, by W.H. Hudson by W. H Hudson( Book )

51 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his introduction, Hudson explains his book as a series of impressions and essays of bird life. The offerings range from impressions of birds in rural settings to the cruelty of wearing feathers as fashion in Britain. The descriptive section titles include Birds in a Village," Exotic Birds for Britain," and In an Old Garden."
A hind in Richmond Park by W. H Hudson( Book )

42 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book starts from an observed point of animal behaviour- the author is watching a hind lying under an oak in Richmond Park- and then discursively follows a train of thought about the senses of animals and birds as seen and heard in England and in South America. Much of Hudson's personal philosophy on man's relation to nature is stated here
Tales of the Pampas by W. H Hudson( Book )

40 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Hudson grew up on the pampas of Argentina, a region that remained close to his heart even after he moved to England. In Tales of the Pampas, Hudson draws upon his childhood memories to create these six magical short stories about the landscape, the gauchos, and the area that impressed him for the rest of his life
Adventures among birds by W. H Hudson( Book )

54 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures among birds is almost a manifesto for the life of birds. Hudson's experience of different forms of birdlife is prodigious, and he weaves a thousand small anecdotes together into a rallying call against indifference to the beauty of birds
The purple land by W. H Hudson( Book )

99 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic adventures of an Englishman in Uruguay in the late 18th century
Fan; the story of a young girl's life by W. H Hudson( )

31 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fan rises from utter poverty to respectability
Hampshire days by W. H Hudson( Book )

45 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shepherd's life : impressions of the South Wiltshire downs by W. H Hudson( Book )

65 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiltshire, agriculture, nineteenth-century social history
 
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Purple land
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Green mansionsThe purple land : being the narrative of one Richard Lamb's adventures in the Banda Orientál, in South America, as told by himselfA crystal ageAfoot in EnglandPurple landThe naturalist in La PlataA traveller in little thingsIdle days in Patagonia
Alternative Names
Harford, Henry, 1841-1922

Hodson, Ṿ. H., 1841-1922

Hudson, Guillermo Enrique, 1841-1922

Hudson, William Henry, 1841-1922

הודסון, וו. ה., 1841-1922

Languages
English (1,372)

Spanish (119)

Japanese (15)

Czech (5)

German (2)

Portuguese (1)

Romanian (1)