Richard Jefferies: A Critical Study

By William John Keith

© 1965

This book, a critical study of the essays and novels of Richard Jefferies, an English writer of the latter part of the nineteenth century, is an attempt to define the nature of Jefferies' contribution to English literature, and to isolate the more important and effective qualities of his work. Although he was not a major figure in English letteres, Jefferies was highly regarded for his essays on nature and the English countryside, studies of rural conditions, and regional novels; his work mirrors the rapid change taking place in agriculture at the time, and is of interest today to social historians and economists. This study begins with a brief biological account, and then proceeds to a discussion of individual works. An important feature is a comprehensive bibliography of Jefferies' books and pamphlets, arranged in order of publication to assist the readers in checking chronology.

(Department of English Studies and Texts, No. 13)

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This book, a critical study of the essays and novels of Richard Jefferies, an English writer of the latter part of the nineteenth century, is an attempt to define the nature of Jefferies' contribution to English literature, and to isolate the more important and effective qualities of his work.

Richard Jefferies: A Critical Study

By William John Keith

© 1965

This book, a critical study of the essays and novels of Richard Jefferies, an English writer of the latter part of the nineteenth century, is an attempt to define the nature of Jefferies' contribution to English literature, and to isolate the more important and effective qualities of his work. Although he was not a major figure in English letteres, Jefferies was highly regarded for his essays on nature and the English countryside, studies of rural conditions, and regional novels; his work mirrors the rapid change taking place in agriculture at the time, and is of interest today to social historians and economists. This study begins with a brief biological account, and then proceeds to a discussion of individual works. An important feature is a comprehensive bibliography of Jefferies' books and pamphlets, arranged in order of publication to assist the readers in checking chronology.

(Department of English Studies and Texts, No. 13)

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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    William J. Keith, who was born and brought up in England, is Professor Emeritus of English at University College, University of Toronto. His is the author of Richard Jefferies: A Critical Study and Charles G.D. Roberts, and has edited Charles G.D. Roberts: Selected Poetry and Critical Prose.

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