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Jefferies, Richard 1848-1887

Overview
Works: 423 works in 2,481 publications in 3 languages and 25,240 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fables  Creative nonfiction  Autobiographies  History  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Actor, Composer
Classifications: PR4823, 823.8
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The pageant of summer by Richard Jefferies( )

49 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open air by Richard Jefferies( Book )

99 editions published between 1885 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers originally contributed to various English periodicals. Saint Guido.--Golden-brown.--Wild flowers.--Sunny Brighton.--The pine wood.--Nature on the roof.--One of the new voters.--The modern Thames.--The single-barrel gun.--The haunt of the hare.--The bathing season.--Under the acorns.--Downs.--Forest.--Beauty in the country.--Out of doors in February.--Haunts of the lapwing.--Outside London.--On the London road.--Red roofs of London.--A wet night in London
Wood magic by Richard Jefferies( Book )

76 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the experiences and adventures with his animal friends of a small boy growing up in the English countryside
The life of the fields by Richard Jefferies( Book )

93 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Hodge and his masters by Richard Jefferies( Book )

54 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by Richard Jefferies( Book )

72 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies( Book )

67 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferies' novel 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. The first part, The Relapse into Barbarism, is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its consequences, with a loving description of nature reclaiming England. The second part, Wild England, is an adventure set many years later in the wild landscape and society
The amateur poacher by Richard Jefferies( )

63 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Wild life in a southern county by Richard Jefferies( Book )

89 editions published between 1879 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Bevis, the story of a boy by Richard Jefferies( Book )

87 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy and his friends make a series of water craft and use their imagination to adventure around an English reservoir as if they were sailing the high seas to discover new lands
The gamekeeper at home; sketches of natural history and rural life by Richard Jefferies( Book )

79 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Nature near London by Richard Jefferies( Book )

61 editions published between 1883 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jefferies moved to the outskirts of London to be closer to the hub of literary England, he was surprised to discover an abundance of wildlife in the area. Nature Near London is a collection of his essays exulting in the pleasures of the region's natural world and rich landscape from herbs and trees to birds and the breeze
The old house at Coate; and other hitherto unpublished essays by Richard Jefferies( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amaryllis at the fair, a novel by Richard Jefferies( Book )

62 editions published between 1887 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Round about a great estate by Richard Jefferies( Book )

44 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toilers of the field by Richard Jefferies( Book )

41 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The story of my heart: my autobiography by Richard Jefferies( Book )

85 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature : an anthology, 1801-1902( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gamekeeper at home ; The amateur poacher by Richard Jefferies( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1982 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferies' England; nature essays by Richard Jefferies( Book )

27 editions published between 1937 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Children's literature : an anthology, 1801-1902
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The life of the fieldsField and hedgerow, being the last essays of Richard JefferiesAfter London; or, Wild EnglandThe amateur poacherThe gamekeeper at home; sketches of natural history and rural lifeAmaryllis at the fair, a novelThe toilers of the fieldThe story of my heart: my autobiographyChildren's literature : an anthology, 1801-1902
Alternative Names
Jefferies John Richard

Jefferies, John Richard 1848-1887

Jefferies, Ryszard.

Jefferies, Ryszard 1848-1887

Richard Jefferies britisk skribent og poet

Richard Jefferies Brits dichter (1848-1887)

Richard Jefferies brittisk författare och poet

Richard Jefferies écrivain britannique

Richard Jefferies englischer Naturschriftsteller

Richard Jefferies escritor británico

Richard Jeffries

Джефферис, Ричард

Ричард Джефрис

ریچارد جفریز

ジェフリズ

ジェフリーズ, リチャード

リチャード・ジェフリーズ

Languages
English (1,397)

French (6)

Spanish (3)