The Story of My Heart
My Autobiography

By Richard Jefferies Introduction by Jeremy Hooker

The Story of My Heart
Paperback, 128 pages £13.99
Published: 24th October 2002
ISBN: 9781903998199
Format: 197mm x 133mm


“The Story of my Heart is not an autobiography in the ordinary sense of the word, as it contains no history of the events of Richard Jefferies’ life. It is not concerned with his birth or marriage, his actions or fortunes, but is an outpouring of Jefferies’ innermost soul. Like many others, he found himself at odds with the world. He saw the beauty of the land, the grandeur of the sea, the interest of life—above all of human life—but he was not satisfied. He longed for more beauty, a fuller grandeur, a deeper interest. This feeling completely mastered him, and in The Story of my Heart he poured out with what strength and what skill he possessed the intensity of his longing.”—from the Preface by C. J. Longman

Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker is well known as a poet and critic who has made a special contribution to the ‘poetry of place’. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, and his critical writings include Writers in a Landscape (University of Wales Press, 1996). He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Glamorgan. A lifelong reader of Jefferies, he is President of the Richard Jefferies Society.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781903998199
Format: 197mm x 133mm

BISAC Code:  BIO006000, BIO008000, BIO010000, LIT000000, NAT000000, SCI019000
Imprint: Green Books

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