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The Gamekeeper at Home
Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108004107

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  • Richard Jefferies (1848–87) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and other magazines, drawn from a wealth of knowledge of the rural community into which he had been born, which when brought together in book form brought him recognition (though not wealth) and which continued to be read and admired after his early death. The Gamekeeper at Home and The Amateur Poacher (also reissued in this series) were both collections of essays in the style of reminiscences of a rural way of life which, though never idyllic, was by the 1870s beginning to undergo a period of rapid change, through both the onset of mechanisation and agricultural depression.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108004107
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The man himself: his house and tools
    2. His family and caste
    3. In the fields
    4. His dominions: the woods, meadows, and water
    5. Some of his subjects: dogs, rabbits, 'mice, and such small deer'
    6. His enemies: birds and beasts of prey—trespassers
    7. Professional poachers
    the art of wiring game
    8. The field detective: fish poaching
    9. Guerilla warfare
    gun accidents
    black sheep.

  • Author

    Richard Jefferies

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