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Green mansions : a romance of the tropical forest / by W.H. Hudson ; introduction by Margaret Atwood ; illustrated by Keith Henderson.

By: Hudson, W. H. (William Henry), 1841-1922.
Contributor(s): Henderson, Keith, 1883-1982 [illustrator.] | Atwood, Margaret, 1939- [writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Duckworth, 2014Edition: New edition / illustrated by Keith Henderson.Description: 325 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780715647523; 0715647520.Subject(s): Rain forests -- Fiction | Wild women -- Fiction | South America -- FictionGenre/Form: General fiction.DDC classification: 823.8 Summary: A failed revolutionary attempt drives European Abel to seek refuge in the virgin forests of southwestern Venezuela. There, in the "green mansion" of the title, Abel encounters the wood-nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. The bird-girl's ethereal presence cativates him completely, but the love that flowers between them is soon blighted by cruelty and sorrow.
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Deep in the virgin forests of south-western Venezuela, European Abel seeks refuge from war. Instead of peace and solitude in the 'green mansion', he encounters the wood nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. Abel is quickly captivated by her ethereal presence, and a love somewhere between reality and imagination blossoms between them.
However, cruelty and sorrow lie in wait on the horizon, and the couple's romance is not fated to last forever. Prophetic and haunting, Green Mansions is an exploration of the loss of the wilderness, beauty and the bitter reality of the clashing of two worlds, available again in a handsome edition that will enchant contemporary readers as its first publication did in 1904, and has done ever since.

"First published in 1904. Reset and with illustrations by Keith Henderson, 1926. Reprinted 1931."

A failed revolutionary attempt drives European Abel to seek refuge in the virgin forests of southwestern Venezuela. There, in the "green mansion" of the title, Abel encounters the wood-nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. The bird-girl's ethereal presence cativates him completely, but the love that flowers between them is soon blighted by cruelty and sorrow.