(1848 - 1887)
John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 – 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels.
His major works of fiction include Bevis (1882), a classic children’s book, and After London (1885), an early work of science fiction.
Two English boys camp out on an island in a pond.
An abridged version is available at archive.org.
Bevis: The Story of a Boy (1882)
Two English boys camp out on an island in a pond. This first edition was also published in green cloth. Read online at archive.org: Volume 1, and Volume 2, and Volume 3.
Wood Magic: A Fable (1881)
In this woodland fantasy young Bevis can talk to the wild creatures. Read online at archive.org: Volume 1 and Volume 2.
Wood Magic: A Novel (1974)
In this woodland fantasy young Bevis can talk to the wild creatures. This edition includes an introduction by Richard Adams, author of Watership Down.