Richard Jefferies

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Jefferies, Richard

(jĕf`rēz), 1848–87, English author. A naturalist, he wrote several books about the English countryside. He first achieved recognition with the sketches The Gamekeeper at Home (1878). His novels include Wood Magic (1881) and Bevis (1882).


See his autobiography, Story of My Heart (1883).

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The sound of a lady's voice recalled him from sincerity, and he said: "Curious it should all come about from reading something of Richard Jefferies."
Booked in Jeanette Castle, Claire Carney, Gail Honeyman, Craig Mahoney and Richard Jefferies at the Big Reading Event to celebrate Book Week Scotland
They also reminded me of the fantastic story collection, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, a woman very much tied to a region in her writing, and then Flora Thompson's Lark Rise to Candleford and of course that led me to Richard Jefferies and then Llewelyn Powys' essays Wessex Memories (for truly beautiful descriptive writing, marvel at Powys' depiction of a moonlit walk home, carrying freshly caught mackerel from the Dorset coast); after that I thought I better stop the train because there go the summer holidays again, planning how to incorporate these writers into next year's forecasts; (last summer was used up agonising over how to bring John Clare and his nature poetry to the classroom; never have I been so glad that Edward Thomas wrote his poem 'Swedes, it was a fantastic shoo-in.)
Each chapter's readings are shaped by a curious historical observation: Scott notices that Gilbert White's Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, Mary Shelley's The Last Man, Richard Jefferies's After London, and H.
In "'The Great Earth Speaking': Richard Jefferies and the Transcendentalists" Roger Ebbatson explains how the English nature-writer conveyed in his writings American Transcendentalism and English Romanticism in contrast to Victorian notions dominant at the time, such as the concept of progress.
Scholars of British literature will find great value in Radford's examination of the import of Wessex in novels published between 1870-1940 by Thomas Hardy, Richard Jefferies, John Cowper Powys, and Mary Butts.
Liam and Jon He is described by teammate Richard Jefferies as an "absolute animal" on the water.
Meanwhile, Richard Jefferies finished sixth in his semi-final and will not contest a medal.
Also through to their finals are Jess Walker in the women's K1 200m and Liam Heath and Jon Schofield in the K2, but Richard Jefferies missed out in the 200m single canoe.
DO NOT bet against Ed McKeever clinching gold for Great Britain in the kayak sprint, his team-mate Richard Jefferies warned yesterday.
Team-mate Richard Jefferies also races in the men's canoe single (C1) 1000m.