W. H. Hudson

Hudson, William Henry

William Henry Hudson, 1841–1922, English author and naturalist, b. Buenos Aires of American parents. He spent his childhood on the pampas but developed a heart condition and finally emigrated to England in 1870. Hudson was a sensitive observer of nature, particularly of birds. In his books he describes plants and animals in a highly personal manner with great force and beauty. His best-known work, Green Mansions (1904), is a romance set in a South American jungle. Included among his other works are The Purple Land (1885), The Naturalist in La Plata (1892), A Shepherd's Life (1910), Far Away and Long Ago (1918), and A Hind in Richmond Park (1922).

See A. D. Ronner, W. H. Hudson: The Man, the Novelist, the Naturalist (1986); bibliography by G. F. Wilson (1922, repr. 1968).

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W. H. Hudson: A Portrait
Morley Roberts.
E. P. Dutton, 1924
Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson.
International Collectors Library
The Purple Land
W. H. Hudson.
Modern Library, 1927
A Hind in Richmond Park
W. H. Hudson.
E.P. Dutton and Company, 1923
The Descent of Love: Darwin and the Theory of Sexual Selection in American Fiction, 1871-1926
Bert Bender.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Hemingway on Sherwood Anderson, Ford Madox Ford, and W. H. Hudson" begins on p. 342
Contemporary English Literature
Mark Longaker; Edwin C. Bolles.
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953
Librarian’s tip: "William Henry Hudson" begins on p. 453
Essays of Our Times
Sharon Brown.
Scott Foresman, 1928
Librarian’s tip: "W. H. Hudson" begins on p. 212
Authors Today and Yesterday: A Companion Volume to Living Authors
Stanley J. Kunitz; Howard Haycraft; Wilbur C. Hadden.
H.W. Wilson, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "W. H. Hudson 1841-1922" begins on p. 335
Letters from W. H. Hudson, 1901-1922
Edward Garnett.
E. P. Dutton, 1923
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