The Gamekeeper at Home cover

The Gamekeeper at Home

Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)

1. 1 - Ch 1. The Man Himself - His House and Tools
2. 2 - Ch 2. His Family and Caste
3. 3 - Ch 3. In the Fields
4. 4 - Ch 4. His Dominions
5. 5 - Ch 5. Some of His Subjects
6. 6 - Ch 6. His Enemies
7. 7 - Ch 7. Professional Poachers
8. 8 - Ch 8. The Field Detective; Fish Poaching
9. 9 - Ch 9. Guerilla Warfare: Gun Accidents; Black Sheep

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Summary

Richard Jefferies (1848 – 1887) was born and spent his childhood on a farm at Coate,Wiltshire. He joined the ‘Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard’ in 1868 and also started to write articles and pamphlets on various agricultural issues and local history topics. He is best known for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. This classic of English nature writing gives an idea of the life of a gamekeeper in southern England in the second half of the nineteenth century.