Green Mansions (Hardback)
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Green Mansions (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 26/07/2018
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Classic master of natural history writing W. H. Hudson forms an important link between nineteenth-century Romanticism and the twentiethcentury ecological movement. His most famous novel, Green Mansions, now resplendent in a glorious, fullcloth package featuring a foil-stamped cover, a new introduction by Margaret Atwood, and lavish interior illustrations by Keith Henderson, transports readers to the 1920s back-to-nature movement as Hudson captivates them with this timeless, mystical romance. Deep in the virgin forests of southwestern Venezuela, Abel, a man from Europe, seeks refuge from war. In this "green mansion," he encounters the wood nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. Abel is quickly captivated by her ethereal presence, and love blossoms between them. However, cruelty and sorrow lie in wait on the horizon, and the couple's romance is not fated to last forever. The new critical introduction by Margaret Atwood examines the classic novel in both its historical and modern contexts. Green Mansions offers its readers a poignant meditation on the loss of wilderness, the dream of a return to nature, and the bitter reality of the encounter between savage and civilized man. Hudson's halting, poetic expressions combined with his descriptions of untouched, natural beauty make Green Mansions a powerful a call back to nature.

Publisher: Overlook Press
ISBN: 9780715647523
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Delicate enchantment... a literary classic * New York Times *
An allegory of eternal love * Variety *
Argentina's Thoreau... William Henry Hudson fans the flame of romantic naturalism... His was a voice in the wilderness which, like that of Henry David Thoreau, was actually heard. Were he to be writing today, he'd surely find an audience in the green movement * Christian Science Monitor *

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