Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File

From Library of Congress Name Authority File

us: Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Jefferies, John Richard, 1848-1887
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Swindon (Wiltshire, England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Worthing (England)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Children's literature
          (lcsh) Naturalists
            (lcsh) Mystics
          • Occupation

          • Sources

            • found: The life of the fields, 1884: t.p. (Richard Jefferies)
            • found: Wikipedia, 16 March 2015 (John Richard Jefferies (born 6 November 1848; died 14 August 1887; aged 38) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction. For all that, these show a remarkable diversity, including Bevis (1882), a classic children's book, and After London (1885), an early work of science fiction. For much of his adult life, he suffered from tuberculosis, and his struggles with the illness and with poverty also play a role in his writing. Jefferies valued and cultivated an intensity of feeling in his experience of the world around him, a cultivation that he describes in detail in The Story of My Heart (1883). This work, an introspective depiction of his thoughts and feelings on the world, gained him the reputation of a nature mystic at the time. But it is his success in conveying his awareness of nature and people within it, both in his fiction and in essay collections such as The Amateur Poacher (1879) and Round About a Great Estate (1880), that has drawn most admirers.) {}
          • LC Classification

            • PR4822-PR4823
          • Change Notes

            • 1981-12-20: new
            • 2015-03-17: revised
          • Alternate Formats