Far Away and Long Ago - Autobiography of His Youth

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William Henry Hudson spent the first 18 years of his life living among the stunning landscape of the Argentine Pampas and studying the diverse flora and fauna there. This fascinating autobiography of his early years, shows a young man with an enquiring mind that would help him become the leading ornithologist of his day, he was fascinated by the interactions of animals and humans alike, living on the border of what was then a wild frontier. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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About the author (2008)

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 works, he combined a gift for storytelling with a deep feeling for nature.

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