The Purple Land by W. H. (William Henry) Hudson

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This early work set in nineteenth century Uruguay is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. The novel charts the life of an Englishman who, upon marrying a teenage Argentine without her father’s permission is forced to flee with her to Montevideo. The reader follows Richard Lamb’s adventures with gauchos and women as he gets involved with rebel guerrilla fighters. 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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William Henry Hudson, born in South America of American parents, was both a naturalist and a novelist. He chose to serve each of two masters and reached distinction under both. His book The Purple Land (1885) is a story of Uruguay, "the land that England lost." A Crystal Age (1906) is a utopia, a picture of a paragon world. Green Mansions (1904), perhaps his best-known work, is an idyllic allegorical romance of South America. His autobiography, Far Away and Long Ago (1918), has a matchless charm. W. H. Hudson's Diary, 1874: Voyages from Buenos Aires to Southampton contains descriptions of great force and beauty. Hudson is a stylist whose books are rich in beautiful lyric prose. In all his works, he combined a gift for storytelling with a deep feeling for nature.
Published May 12, 2012 by GROSSET DUNLAP. 306 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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