The Purple Land

W. H. Hudson

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The Purple Land, Being One Richard Lamb's Adventures in the Banda Orientál, in South America, as told by Himself, is a book by Anglo-Argentine author W. H. Hudson (known in Argentina as Guillermo Enrique Hudson), was first published in 1885. The novel follows the journey of Richard Lamb, a young Englishman who marries Paquita, a teenage Argentinian girl, without her father's consent. Fleeing to Montevideo, Uruguay with his new bride, Lamb leaves Paquita under the care of a relative while he seeks employment in eastern Uruguay. Along the way, he becomes entangled in adventures with Uruguayan gauchos, engages in romances with local women, unintentionally aides a rebel guerrilla general in escaping from prison, and participates in a failed revolution. As Lamb goes through these adventures, his previous notions of British superiority fade as he falls in love with the country and its people.

This book has 95,556 words, 154 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1885. This is taken from the second edition, published in 1904.

Production notes: This ebook of The Purple Land was published by Global Grey on the 9th February 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Cowboys' by Ángel Della Valle.

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