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W. H. Hudson (1841–1922)

Forfatter af Green Mansions

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William Henry Hudson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 4, 1841 to American parents. He developed a heart condition as a teenager and finally moved to England in 1870. He wrote several novels including The Purple Land, El Ombú, and Green Mansions. He also published numerous books on vis mere ornithology and the English countryside including Argentine Ornithology, British Birds, Afoot in England, A Shepherd's Life, Dead Man's Plack, A Traveller in Little Things, and A Hind in Richmond Park. He died on August 18, 1922. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Hudson was known under both the English (William Henry) and Spanish (Guillermo Enrique) versions of his forenames. He used the pseudonym Henry Harford to publish his novel Fan. Please do not combine with the "William Henry Hudson" page, as there is another author of the same name.

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Værker af W. H. Hudson

Green Mansions (1904) 1,706 eksemplarer
Far Away and Long Ago (1917) 288 eksemplarer
The Purple Land (1885) 232 eksemplarer
A Shepherd's Life (1910) 175 eksemplarer
Idle Days in Patagonia (1893) 117 eksemplarer
A Crystal Age (1917) 113 eksemplarer
Afoot in England (1922) 62 eksemplarer
The Book of a Naturalist (1908) 40 eksemplarer
A Little Boy Lost (1905) 38 eksemplarer
The Naturalist in La Plata (1892) 37 eksemplarer
A Traveller in Little Things (1921) 34 eksemplarer
Nature in Downland (1932) 29 eksemplarer
Hampshire Days (1903) 27 eksemplarer
Birds of La Plata (1954) 27 eksemplarer
Tales of the Pampas (1902) 25 eksemplarer
Adventures among birds (1922) 24 eksemplarer
A Hind in Richmond Park (2006) 23 eksemplarer
Birds in Town and Village (1919) 22 eksemplarer
Birds and Man (1924) 16 eksemplarer
The Land's End (1908) 15 eksemplarer
South American Romances (1930) 14 eksemplarer
El Ombu (1600) 14 eksemplarer
Birds in London (1898) 12 eksemplarer
Tales of the Gauchos (1946) 12 eksemplarer
Dead Man's Plack and An Old Thorn (1920) 9 eksemplarer
British birds (1926) 9 eksemplarer
Ralph Herne (1923) 8 eksemplarer
153 letters from W. H. Hudson (1923) 8 eksemplarer
Green Mansions [1959 film] (1959) — Novel — 6 eksemplarer
Birds in a Village (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Green Mansions & The Purple Land (1930) 5 eksemplarer
El ombú y otros cuentos (1900) 5 eksemplarer
Men, books, and birds 4 eksemplarer
El niño diablo [Short story] (1992) 4 eksemplarer
South American sketches (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Lost British Birds, &c 2 eksemplarer
Birds Of La Plata V1 (1920) (2010) 2 eksemplarer
A Hudson Anthology 2 eksemplarer
Marta Riquelme 1 eksemplar
Páginas escogidas 1 eksemplar
The Red Squirrel 1 eksemplar
The Scarlet Letter 1 eksemplar
Mary's Little Lamb (1929) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Weird Woods: Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain (2020) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
Animal Friends and Adventures (1949) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Four Novels for Adventure (1960) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Hudson, William Henry
Andre navne
Hudson, Guillermo Enrique
Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
London, England, UK
Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK
London, England, UK
Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (founding member)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Hudson was known under both the English (William Henry) and Spanish (Guillermo Enrique) versions of his forenames. He used the pseudonym Henry Harford to publish his novel Fan. Please do not combine with the "William Henry Hudson" page, as there is another author of the same name.



This book of essays by a noted Naturalist didn't thrill me, but I did read it through and found some interest in his descriptives of the sound of bird song. It contains a set of questions for the teacher to use plus some reprints of several poems mentioned in the essays. It also lists, in the back, the selection of titles of the Kings Treasuries of Literature (from series number 39 to 115).
gmillar | Jan 12, 2024 |
Short Victorian utopian novel (so much more engaging than William Morris' New From Nowhere), with elements of Alice in Wonderland ("Drink Me"). Although very little happens in the story (a stranger wakes in a strange land, is taken in by a large family, falls in love, and learns their unusual customs, through trial and error, before settling into learning mostly from observation). The thing that make the story good are the contemplative paragraphs, especially towards the end of the novel. I found it amusing that protagonist admitted he never liked reading; and his musings on melancholy rang so true as to make one wonder how much of the author's own experiences were being described. I loved the descriptions of the architecture and decorations of the house; his references to art (Guide), music (popular music of the author's time; older classical music, and the invented tunes in the story), famous authors, mythology, and poetry (Tennyson). Of course Hudson also describes the wildlife, and indeed his monologue with the dog, contemplating his situation at the end of the book, summarises the differences between our world and the one he has found himself in, asking which is better? It was Margaret Atwood who introduced me to this story, and I can see why it has fallen by the way-side against the more well known utopian novels; but like More's utopia, it contained a very refreshing look at women's role in society.… (mere)
AChild | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 26, 2023 |
Los abuelos de Hudson eran ingleses; sus padres, americanos, se casaron en Boston y en 1833 emigraron a la Argentina. Se instalaron en “Los veinticinco ombúes”, donde criaron ganado vacuno y lanar. Allí nació el 4 de agosto de 1841, William Henry Hudson.
Se enamoró del paisaje y lo recorrió sin parar. Le gustaba cabalgar, observar los árboles y los pájaros. Exploró ese paisaje pampeano soñando con el campo inglés. Joven, visitó nuestro país, al que guardo en su corazón y describió en la antes mencionada novela.
Tras la muerte de sus padres, en 1874, se marchó; no volvió más. En Londres se casó con Emily Wingrave, dueña de la pensión donde vivía, de quien cuentan que cantaba con bella voz.Sus famosas memorias, aparecieron en 1918. Se trata de un clásico libro, que se ha reeditado, varias veces, llamado Far Away and Long Ago-A History of My Early Life, conocido en estas tierras como ALLÁ LEJOS Y HACE TIEMPO.
Es un libro de evocaciones, muy bien redactado, que invita a adentrarte en el paisaje y soñar junto con el autor. Hudson murió en Inglaterra, en 1922, a los 81 años. Su epitafio, reza: “Amó los pájaros y los lugares verdes y el viento en el brezal, y vio el resplandor de la aureola de Dios”.
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serxius | 9 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2022 |
A unique memoir of youth on the pampas. Hudson's gift for deep appreciation of wildlife is a unique record in English. Now the wild Argentina that he reveals is definitely far away and disappeared.
ivanfranko | 9 andre anmeldelser | Jul 10, 2022 |



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