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Idle Days in Patagonia

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ISBN-10: 140680312X

ISBN-13: 9781406803129

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Hudson

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William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist. He was born in Quilmes, near Buenos Aires in Argentina, the son of US settlers of English and Irish origin. He spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna and observing both natural and human dramas on what was then a lawless frontier. In 1874 he relocated to England, settling in Bayswater, London, and in 1876 married Emily Wingrave. He was a friend of the late 19th-century English author George Gissing with whom he corresponded until the latter's death in 1903, exchanging publications and discussing literary and scientific matters. Hudson was an advocate of Lamarckian evolution, a critic of Darwinism, and…    
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List price: $12.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

William Henry Hudson, born in South America of American parents, was both a naturalist and a novelist. He chose to serve each of two masters and reached distinction under both. His book The Purple Land (1885) is a story of Uruguay, "the land that England lost." A Crystal Age (1906) is a utopia, a picture of a paragon world. Green Mansions (1904), perhaps his best-known work, is an idyllic allegorical romance of South America. His autobiography, Far Away and Long Ago (1918), has a matchless charm. W. H. Hudson's Diary, 1874: Voyages from Buenos Aires to Southampton contains descriptions of great force and beauty. Hudson is a stylist whose books are rich in beautiful lyric prose. In all his…