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Jefferies, Richard 1848-1887

Overview
Works: 408 works in 2,394 publications in 3 languages and 25,067 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  History  Creative nonfiction  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer, Composer
Classifications: PR4823, 809.89282
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Bevis by Richard Jefferies( Book )

117 editions published between 1882 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 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 )

80 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

82 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 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 open air by Richard Jefferies( Book )

94 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood magic by Richard Jefferies( Book )

74 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 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 )

92 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 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 )

51 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 440 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 )

74 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature near London by Richard Jefferies( Book )

58 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 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 pageant of summer by Richard Jefferies( Book )

51 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of my heart by Richard Jefferies( Book )

114 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 298 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 )

42 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The toilers of the field by Richard Jefferies( Book )

40 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and held by 282 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 amateur poacher by Richard Jefferies( Book )

62 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 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
Amaryllis at the fair, a novel by Richard Jefferies( Book )

61 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's literature : an illustrated history by Peter Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all types of literature, children's literature is probably the most varied, best-loved, and most subtly influential. Children's Literature: An Illustrated History traces the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. It takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books of childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multimedia comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular
The gamekeeper at home ; The amateur poacher by Richard Jefferies( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1982 in English and held by 256 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 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Richard Jefferies by Richard Jefferies( Book )

5 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Jefferies; selections of his work, with details of his life and circumstance, his death and immortality by Richard Jefferies( Book )

7 editions published between 1936 and 1947 in English and held by 9 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 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 (1,317)

French (6)

Spanish (3)

Covers
Field and hedgerow, being the last essays of Richard JefferiesAfter London, or, Wild EnglandWood magicThe life of the fieldsThe gamekeeper at home; sketches of natural history and rural lifeThe story of my heartThe toilers of the fieldThe amateur poacher