William Henry Hudson, the son of Anglo-American immigrants, was born in an

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house – Los 25 Ombues, near the Chichitas river in the district of Quilmes, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina – on the 4th of August 1841. This was the house associated with his earliest and happiest memories. Naturalist, novelist, short story writer, Hudson is one of those writers whose work awaits rediscovery by each new generation.

In 1885, W. H. Hudson published The Purple Land, a novel about the Banda Oriental, in present-day Uruguay. It is an account of a South American arcadia, a pleasant wilderness that might, if history had turned out differently, have become another British colony (the original title of the novel is The Purple Land That England Lost). There are passages in this work which

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Citation: Early, Patrick. "W. H. Hudson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2243, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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