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Jefferies, Richard 1848-1887

Overview
Works: 407 works in 2,293 publications in 3 languages and 22,948 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Biography  Fiction  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Juvenile works  History  Illustrated works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Actor, Composer, Performer
Classifications: PR4823, 809.89282
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Bevis by Richard Jefferies( Book )

114 editions published between 1882 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a boy growing up in the English countryside in the nineteenth century
Field and hedgerow, being the last essays of Richard Jefferies by Richard Jefferies( Book )

70 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

84 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 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
Wild life in a southern county by Richard Jefferies( Book )

76 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 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
The open air by Richard Jefferies( Book )

93 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the fields by Richard Jefferies( Book )

92 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 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 )

47 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 436 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
The gamekeeper at home; sketches of natural history and rural life by Richard Jefferies( Book )

68 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old house at Coate; and other hitherto unpublished essays by Richard Jefferies( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood magic by Richard Jefferies( Book )

65 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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 gamekeeper at home ; The amateur poacher by Richard Jefferies( Book )

58 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pageant of summer by Richard Jefferies( Book )

46 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of my heart by Richard Jefferies( Book )

111 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of My Heart is an autobiography, first published in 1883, by English nature writer, essayist and journalist Richard Jefferies. It is no true autobiography, but the story of a soul's awakening. Richard Jefferies describes how, leaving aside all the preconceptions of past and future, he placed himself in the eternal Now, and allowed the Now to become his soul's only guide and source of nourishment. Thus freed from the usual blocks to awareness, Jefferies' senses became windows for his soul, through which the natural world could be seen in its true, dazzling brilliance. Jefferies descri
Round about a great estate by Richard Jefferies( Book )

40 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toilers of the field by Richard Jefferies( Book )

39 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and held by 279 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
Children's literature : an illustrated history by Peter Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in our own century. Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment
The amateur poacher by Richard Jefferies( Book )

56 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating series of autobiographical writings by English nature writer John Richard Jefferies, which give an intriguing insight into English rural life in the 19th century
Jefferies' England; nature essays by Richard Jefferies( Book )

25 editions published between 1937 and 1969 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 englischer Naturschriftsteller

Richard Jefferies escritor británico

Richard Jeffries

Джефферис, Ричард

Ричард Джефрис

ジェフリズ

ジェフリーズ, リチャード

Languages
English (1,368)

French (5)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Field and hedgerow, being the last essays of Richard JefferiesAfter London, or, Wild EnglandThe life of the fieldsThe gamekeeper at home; sketches of natural history and rural lifeWood magicThe story of my heartAmaryllis at the fair, a novelThe toilers of the field