Round About a Great Estate

Richard JEFFERIES (1848 - 1887)

John Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) wrote of country life, natural history, and agricultural practice at a time when the industrial revolution was bringing great change to long-settled patterns of English life. In this book, a work of fiction, he aims to tell us something of "the former state of things before it passes away entirely.” This is a gentle book with a keen eye for the beauty of the countryside, the uncultivated bonuses of plants and flowers; the antics of the birds and wild animals; and the agricultural practices, superstitions, and great generosity of the simple country folk who live on or about the Great Estate of the title. - Summary by Steven Seitel

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 Preface Steven Seitel
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Play 01 01 Okebourne Chase. Felling Trees. Steven Seitel
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Play 02 02 Cicely. The Brook. Steven Seitel
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Play 03 03 A Pack of Stoats. Birds. Steven Seitel
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Play 04 04 Hamlet Folk. Steven Seitel
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Play 05 05 Wind-Anemones. The Fishpond. Steven Seitel
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Play 06 06 A Farmer of the Olden Times. Steven Seitel
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Play 07 07 The Cuckoo-Fields. Steven Seitel
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Play 08 08 Cicely's Diary. Hilary's Talk. Steven Seitel
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Play 09 09 The Water-Mill. Field Names. Steven Seitel
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Play 10 10 The Coombe-Bottom. Conclusion. Steven Seitel
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