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- DescriptionBeautifully illustrated with engravings by C. F. Tunnicliffe, Wild Life in a Southern County is a meticulous, comprehensive study of the natural and social history of the area of Southern and South-Western England kwn as Wessex. Richard Jefferies describes the countryside and the animals, birds, fish and plants that lived there both as a naturalist and as an artist, and he pays considerable attention to detail, bringing to life a vision as of the countryside as it was before the mechanisation of farming and the ever-present ise of cars and aeroplanes. He also looks at the villages, hamlets and farms of the area and their inhabitants, recording for posterity their ways of life, their customs and traditions and some of the stories that they told. Wild Life in a Southern County is a delightfully-written evocation of the rural idyll of Wessex as it was in the 1870s.
- Author BiographyRichard Jefferies (1848-1887) gained his first writing experience composing descriptive sketches for the North Wilts Advertiser. He published his first book The Goddards of North Wiltshire in 1863 and went on to publish numerous novels and factual works as well as continuing to contribute to papers such as the Pall Mall Gazette. His most popular books were those about rural life. Despite a serious illness in 1881 and a debilitating wasting disease which forced him to dictate his work to his wife, Jeffries continued to write until his death in 1887.
- Author(s)Richard Jefferies
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication31/08/2005
- SubjectNatural History: General
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintNonsuch Publishing
- Content Note21 mono
- Weight360 g
- Width215 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine10 mm
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