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The Gamekeeper At Home Sketches Of Natural History And Rural Life

Richard Jefferies

"The Gamekeeper at Home: Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life" by Richard Jefferies is a captivating exploration of the natural international and rural lifestyles via the eyes of a gamekeeper. Published in 1878, Jefferies offers readers with vibrant and insightful sketches that depict the flowers, fauna, and the intricate stability of lifestyles in the English countryside. The author, recognised for his eager observations and deep connection with nature, takes the reader on an adventure via the seasons, describing the splendor of the landscape and the conduct of numerous natural world. From the delicate blossoms of spring to the tough realities of iciness, Jefferies paints a poetic image of the ever-converting herbal surroundings. Central to the narrative is the role of the gamekeeper, who serves as a parent of the land, answerable for coping with sport and wildlife. Jefferies portrays the gamekeeper now not simply as a figure of authority, but as a person in detail attuned to the rhythms of nature. The writer's prose is packed with reverence for the land and its creatures, showcasing his passion for the protection of rural lifestyles.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 112
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.27in - 0.33lb
  • EAN: 9789361155185
  • Categories: Natural HistoryGeneralRural

About the Author

Jefferies, Richard: - John Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer who lived from November 6, 1848, to August 14, 1887. He was famous for writing stories, essays, and books about natural history that showed how people lived in the English countryside. His childhood on a small farm in Wiltshire shaped him a lot and is the setting for all of his big works of fiction. Jefferies wrote a lot of different types of books and about a lot of different subjects. Some of his most famous works are the classic children's book Bevis (1882) and the science fiction novel After London (1885). For most of his adult life, he had tuberculosis. His struggles with the disease and with being poor also show up in his work. Jefferies valued and worked on having strong feelings about the things going on around him. In The Story of My Heart (1883), he goes into more depth about this work. People at the time thought of him as a nature mystic because of this work, which was an introspective look at his thoughts and feelings about the world. But what most people admire about him is how well he writes about nature and people in it, both in his fiction and in collections of essays like The Amateur Poacher (1879) and Round About a Great Estate (1880).