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by Ilan Stavans,W. H. Hudson

eBook The Purple Land download ISBN: 029918224X
Author: Ilan Stavans,W. H. Hudson
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1436 kb
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism

Being the Narrative of One Richard Lamb's Adventures in The BandaOriental, in South America, as Told By Himself. ILLUSTRATED BY. Keith Henderson. There it might haveremained for a further period of nineteen years, or for ever, since thesleep of a book is apt to be of the unawakening kind, had not certainmen of letters, who found it on a forgotten heap and liked it in spiteof its faults, or because of them, concerned themselves to revive it. We are often told that an author never wholly loses his affection for afirst book, and the feeling has been likened (more than once) to that ofa parent towards a first-born.

The Purple Land is a novel set in 19th century Uruguay by William Henry Hudson, first published in 1885 under the title The Purple Land that England Lost. Initially a commercial and critical failure, it was reissued in 1904 with the full title The Purple Land, Being One Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Orientál, in South America, as told by Himself. Towards the end of the novel, the narrator explains the title, "I will call my book The Purple Land

Ilan Stavans’s introduction offers an opportunity to revisit The Purple Land as a. .

Ilan Stavans’s introduction offers an opportunity to revisit The Purple Land as a "road novel" in which an outsider offers reflections on nationality and diasporic identity. First published in 1885, The Purple Land was the first novel of William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions. His books include the acclaimed novel Green Mansions, The Naturalist in La Plata, Idle Days in Patagonia, Adventures among Birds, A Crystal Age, A Shepherd’s Life, Far Away and Long Ago, and A Hind in Richmond Park.

The Purple Land book. Ilan Stavans's introduction offers an opportunity to revisit The Purple Land as a "road novel" in which an outsider offers reflections on nationality and diasporic identity. Author Biography: W. H. Hudson (1841-1922) was born in Buenos Aires to American parents.

Ilan Stavans's introduction offers an opportunity to revisit The Purple Land . W. Hudson (1841–1922) was born in Buenos Aires to American parents

Ilan Stavans's introduction offers an opportunity to revisit The Purple Land as a "road novel" in which an outsider offers reflections on nationality and diasporic identity. Hudson (1841–1922) was born in Buenos Aires to American parents. His books include the acclaimed novel Green Mansions, The Naturalist in La Plata, Idle Days in Patagonia, Adventures among Birds, A Crystal Age, A Shepherd's Life, Far Away and Long Ago, and A Hind in Richmond Park.

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The Purple Land has been added to your Cart. Of living writers that I have read, W. Hudson is the rarest spirit. William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist.

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First published in 1885, The Purple Land was the first novel of William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions. The Anglo-Argentine naturalist distinguished himself both as one of the finest craftsmen of prose in English literature and as a thinker on ecological matters far ahead of his time. The Purple Land is the exuberant, often wryly comic, first-person account of a young Englishman's imprudent adventures, set against a background of political strife in nineteenth-century Uruguay. Eloping with an Argentine girl, young Richard Lamb makes an implacable enemy of his teenage bride's father. Leaving her behind, he goes ignorantly forth into the interior of the country to seek his fortune and is eventually imprisoned and persecuted by the vengeful father. His narrative closes as he sets off on still another impetuous quest. This facsimile of the 1904 Three Sirens Press edition includes striking woodcuts by Keith Henderson illustrating the characters in the novel and the fauna of Uruguay. Ilan Stavans's introduction offers an opportunity to revisit The Purple Land as a "road novel" in which an outsider offers reflections on nationality and diasporic identity. The Americas, Stavans, series editor; with a new introduction by Ilan Stavans
Comments: (7)
Vushura
I first read this book when I was in my late 20s or early 30s (I'm late 60s now). Since I'm enjoying my retirement so much and I love reading, I decided to go back and read books that were/are especially meaningful to me. One of these books is "Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest." I would recommend this book to anyone who has even one romantic bone is his/her body. I hope you read it, and if you like it now and you're in your sort-of early years, remember to reread it when you're older and have some time on your hands. You'll love the book again!
Nto
“Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest” was a little slow to start, but once I made it past the first few chapters, I really saw the beauty of this book as the author described the tropical forest of Venezuela. Readers need to realize this book came out in 1904 and some of the attitudes would be offensive by today’s standards as the author touts the superiority of the white man compared to the native “savages”. If you can put aside any angst this might cause, I think you’ll enjoy the interesting descriptions of the people as well as the romance that Abel, the main character and narrator, has for his “green mansions” as he calls the tropical forest and later a young girl he meets named Rima.

Like with other Victorian novels that feature a romantic story line, I did find myself questioning Abel’s intense love and devotion for Rima. The author did spend a lot of time describing her physical beauty, but I wondered what exactly would keep the two of them together given their vastly different experiences and cultures. It seemed to be more of a love-at-first-sight kind of thing for Abel, although Rima does have an amazing gift in her affinity with the forest and creatures.

In addition to the pages dedicated to describing the “green mansions”, the book also provides some opportunity for deeper reflection as we see Abel struggle with the decisions he made, conflicts between warring tribes, love, hope, and endurance. These elements spiced things up making for a more satisfying story and ending. Overall, I enjoyed the book, and I’m glad I stumbled across this free read!
Fordregelv
This is an adventure story, a love story, a drama, and a tragedy all rolled up in one good read. I read this when I was a young girl and its haunting story I could not forget...just the details which I probably understand now that I am much older. The author paints word pictures so well that you can visualize yourself in the forest, or savannah along with the characters. It says a lot about human nature as is is today and makes you want for a better world. A world where all people get along with each other and the living things in the environment. If you haven't read this yet...I recommend that you do sometime. Don't expect a "happily ever after" ending as you will be sadly disappointed if you are.
Arcanefire
This is a facsimile of a 1931 reprint of the 1926 Duckworth edition, illustrated by Keith Henderson. It was promised two years ago, but publication was delayed, possibly because Margaret Atwood's introduction (new to this edition) wasn't ready. Though less informative than Ian Duncan's introduction to the Oxford World's Classics edition of twenty years ago (now, sadly, out of print), it may help to sell the book to 21st-century readers. The real attraction for those who have already read it, however, is the black-and-white Art Deco illustrations and solid cloth binding, making the book a physical pleasure to read. As a facsimile, of course, it reproduces the errors of the 1926/1931 text, the most confusing of which occurs on p. 89, where the eighth and ninth lines have been transposed. For some reason also the name "Oalava" was changed to "Oolava" in this version, and the inscription on the urn reads "Sin vos y siu dios y mi" (p. 307); it should read "Sin vos y sin dios y mi." Indeed, in her introduction, Atwood locates the main action of the story in "Guyana," whereas Hudson more properly uses "Guayana" throughout to designate the vast eastern and southern region of Venezuela. But these are quibbles.
Thetath
Here I am, 82, and just now reading this classic. Perhaps I wouldn't have had the patience in busier years. For some patience is needed as this work is wordy. But those words are beautiful, and if you are not moved by this love story, be worried.
Sermak Light
It took me a while to adjust to the archaic writing style, but the story was as I remembered it. Beautiful prose and a lovely story, but alas, no HEA.

I downloaded the free version and found nothing wrong with it other than a few typos. If you decide to give it a try, note that "at ear" should be "a tear" and "gorges" should be "gorgeous." Also "fruitless" should be "fruitlets" and "irides" should be "irises."
Puchock
I read this book when I was a child and could barely remember the story line. Of course, reading it as an adult added layers of meaning. What stood out most to me were the contrasts between beauty and savagery found in both the landscape an the people. Abel experiences states if existence that reach ecstatic heights of spiritual awareness and love of God and his creations counterbalanced by excruciating depths of base depravity.
The story leaves me touched and haunted.
A gripping mystical story of love amidst wild lands and savages.
Timeless and deeply touching, did not want to put it down.