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The Purple Land
by W.H. Hudson
- 304 PAGES
Hudson's first novel starring, not coincidentally, a young Englishman at large in South America. The story of romance and adventure unfolds against the backdrop of political unrest in 19th-century Uruguay. Originally published in 1885, this facsimile of the 1904 Three Sirens Press edition includes Keith Henderson's original 30 woodcuts of Uruguayan scenes. Ilan Stavans provides the introduction. Among the many pleasure of this delightfully comic novel is its depiction of the region and its people. Born in Buenos Ares, Hudson wrote a string of novels and memoirs set in South America, most famously, Far Away and Long Ago and Green Mansions.