Green Mansions Author:W. H. Hudson Girl of Longing and Heartbreak...She was Rima, a girl in a South American forest, yet more of an otherworldly creature than a girl. Her language was a bird-like warble expressing great sorrow and loneliness, and a light that radiated from her was as elusively beautiful as the forest itself. — And yet this was the girl the Indians had warned Mr. A... more »bel about-the haunter of their jungles who had to be killed!
Literature offers no more toughing a character than the exotic Rima, nor a novel written with more poetic intensity that W. H. Hudson's Green Mansions. The work of a man who was first and foremost a naturalist, it stands as a supreme tribute to ages-old spiritual longings that to Hudson seemed to emanate from the forests he had surveyed.
What happens to Rimas as she attempts to return to her mother's birthplace, only to fail and go back to the forest, makes for a poignant moving story. But beyond its plot, Green Mansions is a masterpiece of nature writing, as popular today as when first published in 1904.« less