Green Mansions

Green Mansions : A Romance of the Tropical Forest

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A failed revolutionary attempt drives the hero of Hudson's novel to seek refuge in the primeval forests of south-western Venezuela. There, in the 'green mansion' of the title, Abel encounters the wood-nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. The love that flowers between them is soon overshadowed by cruelty and sorrow. One of the acknowledged masters of natural history writing, W. H. Hudson forms an important link between nineteenth-century Romanticism and the twentieth-century ecological movement. First published in 1904 and a best-seller after its reissue a dozen years later, 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 130 x 196.6 x 11.2mm | 153.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192832883
  • 9780192832887

Review Text

Illustrated by Miguel Covarrublas who has been to the very tropical forests which formed the setting of this superb romance, and he has made three panoramas - or more accurately, three sections of one panorama, which - lithographed in full color - make the binding and the end papers. Inside the book are full pages in color and many black and whites. It promises to be one of the sensational gift books of 1936. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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