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Long Ago and Far Away

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ISBN-10: 1494311976

ISBN-13: 9781494311971

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Hudson

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"Long Ago and Far Away" is the autobiography of naturalist William Hudson, who spent the first eighteen years of his life on the Argentinean pampas. Hudson is revered in Argentina, where they refer to him as Guillermo Enrique Hudson and name streets and towns after him. In simple and stately prose, he writes about his boyhood as one of several sons in an English family that ran an estancia on the Pampas. Despite several failed attempts to school him, he managed to pick up one of the best educations available: by using his eyes and ears to study nature. His skill in language, which is considerable, came from reading his father's books on his own. Whether writing about ombu trees, plovers,…    
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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