{COMPLETE} Far Away and Long Ago - A History of my Early Life, by W.H.Hudson - dc

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Far Away and Long Ago - A History of my Early Life, by William Henry Hudson (1841 - 1922)

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A boy (between the ages of 4 and 12) discovers the natural world around him in his home in the Argentine Pampas and in Buenos Aires. Author Hudson is best known for Green Mansions, but is considered by Argentine readers as one of their own, for his “Far and Away…” and many other works highlighting South America.
As a budding naturalist, Hudson was given total freedom to discover the wonders of his world. Earnest Hemingway reportedly admired Hudson’s works and even named a character in one of his books after him.
This work is filled with discoveries and memorable characters, vividly portrayed.
(Summary by John Greenman)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6093

Target completion date: 2024-03-01

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Animals; *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs; *Non-fiction/Nature; *Non-fiction/Science/Earth Sciences; *Non-fiction/Social Science (Culture & Anthropology); *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography/Exploration

Keywords that describe the book: argentina, w.h. hudson, the pampas, discovering natural history

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"Section (or Chapter) # of Far Away and Long Ago - A History of my Early Life. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Far Away and Long Ago by William Henry Hudson. Section Title."
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"Section (or Chapter) # of Far Away and Long Ago - by William Henry Hudson. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
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Post by johng »

As a native-born Argentine, I have a special feeling of closeness to this work. Hudson left Argentina as a teenager, I left when I was 5. He got to know his surroundings much better than I did. I’m jealous!
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I would be glad to join you as DPL
On the road again, so delays are possible
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Post by craigdav1 »

I can set this up for you. It will be version 2, though the first solo recording. It sounds like you will want to do it anyway, but I'll wait to set it up until you give me the ok.
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Thank you both !!!excellent excellent
I think version two will be a “different experience”
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Let me know if any changes are needed. I shortened the book title in some places.
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craigdav1 wrote: January 15th, 2024, 6:44 pm Let me know if any changes are needed. I shortened the book title in some places.
Looks good!
I may have to change the introduction copy once I get into it.
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Moving topic to Going Solo forum.
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SO sorry to be so long in getting this out of the starting gate!!!!
Katie and I have come down with COVID!
We've been VERY careful for SO LONG...but must have screwed up somehow, somewhere!!
Anyway...it's going away, slowly...and I'll jump on board as soon as poss.!
:oops: :roll: :hmm:
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Family (and you) first!
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craigdav1 wrote: January 23rd, 2024, 7:12 am Family (and you) first!
:thumbs: :thumbs:
The Trouble is,
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The Trouble is,
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Post by silverquill »

So glad to hear it. :clap:
Not a great experience, but one most of us have faced, despite all precautions.

Anyway, off to a good start with a PL OK!
On the road again, so delays are possible
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:thumbs: :)
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02 is done!
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