The Toilers of the Field

By: Jefferies, Richard

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First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, rear hinge broken, pages lightly foxed. 1892 Hard Cover. vi, 327, 24 pp. Maroon cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. A collection of articles which first appeared in Fraser's Magazine and Longman's Magazine published posthumously in book form in 1892. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction. Jefferies's corpus of writings covers a range of genres and topics, including Bevis (1882), a classic children's book, and After London (1885), a work of science fiction. For much of his adult life he suffered from tuberculosis, and his struggles with the illness and with poverty also play a role in his writing. Jefferies valued and cultivated an intensity of feeling in his experience of the world around him, a cultivation that he describes in detail in The Story of My Heart (1883). This work, an introspective depiction of his thoughts and feelings about the world, gained him the reputation of a nature mystic at the time, but it is his success in conveying his awareness of nature and people within it, both in his fiction and in essay collections such as The Amateur Poacher (1879) and Round About a Great Estate (1880), that has drawn most admirers. Walter Besant wrote of his reaction on first reading Jefferies: Why, we must have been blind all our lives; here were the most wonderful things possible going on under our very noses, but we saw them not.[1]--Wikipedia

Title: The Toilers of the Field

Author: Jefferies, Richard

Categories: American, Essays & Letters, Natural History, Americana, Agricultural & Culinary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1892

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2305056

Keywords: RICHARD JEFFERIES NATURE WRITING AGRICULTURE,