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

Overview
Works: 744 works in 3,348 publications in 8 languages and 59,823 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Romance fiction  Fantasy fiction  Autobiographies  History  Action and adventure fiction  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Librettist, Other, Lyricist, Annotator, Creator
Classifications: PR6015.U23, 823.8
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Green mansions by W. H Hudson( Book )

330 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 10,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exotic romance set in the jungles of South America, the story is narrated by a man named Abel who as a young man had lived among the aboriginal people. He tells of Rima, a strange birdlike woman with whom he falls in love
The book of a naturalist by W. H Hudson( )

55 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,687 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
A crystal age by W. H Hudson( )

69 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explorer falls down a cliff and wakes up in a very different time and place
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( )

57 editions published between 1904 and 2002 in English and held by 2,302 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
The Purple Land : Being One Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Oriental, in South America, as Told by Himself by W. H Hudson( )

5 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 1,376 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
Afoot in England by W. H Hudson( )

93 editions published between 1909 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,342 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
A traveller in little things by W. H Hudson( Book )

50 editions published between 1921 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches, reprinted in part from various periodicals about his travels around England
The naturalist in La Plata by W. H Hudson( Book )

54 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 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
Birds and man by W. H Hudson( )

40 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and held by 1,184 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
Idle days in Patagonia by W. H Hudson( Book )

67 editions published between 1893 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hudson's classic travel memoir recalls the achievement of a lifelong dream: to visit Patagonia. His adventure in this remote region fulfilled not only a private dream, but also a scientific mission, mainly focused on his ornithological interests. This extraordinary narrative of his year-long visit combines history, nature, reflection, and anecdotes about local life
A little boy lost by W. H Hudson( Book )

43 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

103 editions published between 1885 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic adventures of an Englishman in Uruguay in the late 18th century
Birds in town & village, by W.H. Hudson by W. H Hudson( )

57 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 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 )

39 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains the last words of the great naturalist ... The author before his death handed to us the full manuscript of the book with the exception of the last chapter, which he said wanted a little revision. ... We wish to put on record our thanks to his old friend Mr. Morley Roberts for the loving, patient care which he gave to the work of interpretation, in which he has succeeded in making plain the closing pages of the book..." -- Publishers note
Adventures among birds by W. H Hudson( Book )

35 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A considerable portion of the matter contained herin has appeared in the 'English Review', 'Cornhill Magazine', 'Saturday Review', 'Nation' and a part of one chapter in the 'Morning Post'. These articles have been altered and extended, and I am obliged to the Editors and Publishers for permission to use them in this book." -- p. [v]
Fan; the story of a young girl's life by W. H Hudson( )

31 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fan rises from utter poverty to respectability
Birds of La Plata by W. H Hudson( Book )

20 editions published between 1920 and 1968 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the Pampas by W. H Hudson( Book )

25 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 673 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
Nature in downland by W. H Hudson( Book )

40 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here 'Downland' refers to the chalk countriside of Southern England and the Isle of Wight
Hampshire days by W. H Hudson( Book )

39 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Green mansions
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The purple land : being the narrative of one Richard Lamb's adventures in the Banda Orientál, in South America, as told by himselfA traveller in little thingsThe naturalist in La PlataThe purple landBirds in town & village, by W.H. HudsonAdventures among birdsGauchos and foreigners : glossing culture and identity in the Argentine countryside
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 (1,457)

Spanish (62)

French (14)

Japanese (4)

German (2)

Portuguese (1)

Romanian (1)

Czech (1)