Biographical Materials


Religion and Philosophy

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Jefferies, Richard. After London; or Wild England. London: Duckworth, 1905. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

_____. Nature near London. London: Chatto & Windus, 1887. Internet Archive. Contributed by California University Libraries.

_____. The Story of my Heart: My Autobiography. London: Longmans, 1883. Internet Archive. Contributed by Harvard University Library.

Keith, W. J. Richard Jefferies: A Critical Study. Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, Oxford University Press, 1965.

_____. The Rural Tradition: William Cobbett, Gilbert White, and Other Non-Fiction Writers of the English Countryside. Hassocks, Sussex: Harvester, 1975. This book has a useful bibliography.

Leavis, Q. D. "Lives and Works of Richard Jefferies." Scrutiny. IV (March 1938): 435–46.

Matthews, Hugoe, and Phyllis Treitel, The Forward Life of Richard Jefferies: A Chronological Study. Oxford: Petton Books, 1994.

Miller, George, and Hugoe Matthews, Richard Jefferies: A Bibliographical Study. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1993.

The Richard Jefferies Society (this gives access to all the Society's publications).

Rossabi, Andrew. "Jefferies, John Richard." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, in association with the British Academy. Eds. H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

_____. A Peculiarly English Genius, Or, A Wiltshire Taoist: A Biography of Richard Jefferies. Vol. I, The Early Years, 1848-1867. Foulsham, Norfolk: Petton Books, 2017.

Scruton, Roger. England: An Elegy. London: Chatto & Windus, 2000.

Thomas, Edward. Richard Jefferies. London: Faber, 1978.

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