The Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

The Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

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The Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

The Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

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Richard Jefferies was born at Coate Farm, Wiltshire, November 6, 1848, and died, after five years of almost continuous suffering, August 14, 1887.

His early work betrayed few signs of promise: his later work gave perfect expression to that old bucolic life and nature-worship never wholly absent from the world's literature in any age, and with Jefferies seen even in the felicity of mere title-pages, -- The Dewy Morn, Amaryllis at the Fair, The Pageant of Summer.

Two books about this man, may be read with profit: Sir Walter Besant's Eulogy (1888), and a shorter Study, by Mr. H. S. Salt (1894). For so young a writer, coming so late into possession of his powers, he has left a matchless record in English letters; a record that will remain when much of brilliant impermanence is forgotten.

The Story of My Heart, first published in 1883, is purely an autobiography of the spirit; say indeed, an affirmation, not of the flesh but of the mystery become clear . . .

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