The Amateur Poacher

The Amateur Poacher

by Richard Jefferies


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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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ISBN-13: 9783732696116
Publisher: Outlook Verlag
Publication date: 05/26/2018
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 - 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction.Jefferies's corpus of writings includes a diversity of genres and topics, including Bevis (1882), a classic children's book, and After London (1885), an early work of science fiction. For much of his adult life, he suffered from tuberculosis, and his struggles with the illness and with poverty also play a role in his writing. Jefferies valued and cultivated an intensity of feeling in his experience of the world around him, a cultivation that he describes in detail in The Story of My Heart (1883). This work, an introspective depiction of his thoughts and feelings on the world, gained him the reputation of a nature mystic at the time.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The first gun; 2. The old punt: a curious 'turnpike'; 3. Tree-shooting: a fishing expedition; 4. Egg-time: a 'gip'-trap; 5. Woodland twilight: traitors on the gibbet; 6. Lurcher-land: 'the park'; 7. Oby, and his system: the moucher's calendar; 8. Churchyard pheasants: before the bench; 9. Luke, the rabbit-contractor: the brook path; 10. Farmer Willum's place: snipe-shooting; 11. Ferreting: a rabbit-hunter; 12. A winter night: old tricks: pheasant-stalking: matchlock versus breechloader: conclusion.

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