Wild Life in a Southern County (Excerpted Essay)

By Richard Jeffries
Read by Simon Vance

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.54 Hours 06/07/2013 unabridged
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Richard Jefferies remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. Best known for his articles and stories published in the Live Stock Journal, he draws from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born. Here he examines the habitats of the Downs and the birds and animals that live there. Written in Jefferies’ highly descriptive style, the essay conveys a sense of wonder evoked by the natural world. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Richard Jefferies remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. Best known for his articles and stories published in the Live Stock Journal, he draws from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born.

Here he examines the habitats of the Downs and the birds and animals that live there. Written in Jefferies’ highly descriptive style, the essay conveys a sense of wonder evoked by the natural world.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Author Bio: Richard Jeffries

Richard Jefferies (1848–1887) 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. Among his works are The Gamekeeper at Home, a collection of essays; Greene Frene Farm, a novel; and Bevis, a children’s book.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 0.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English