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Mary Russell Mitford's 'Our Village' is a charming collection of sketches that offer a glimpse into rural English life in the early 19th century. Mitford's descriptive writing style creates a sense of nostalgia as she portrays the idyllic landscapes, the colorful characters, and the simple daily rituals of village life. The book combines elements of fiction, memoir, and social commentary, making it a valuable piece of English literature that captures the essence of a bygone era. Mitford's attention to detail and her ability to evoke a sense of place make 'Our Village' a delightful and engaging read for those interested in the pastoral tradition of English literature. Mary Russell Mitford, known for her keen observation and her love for the English countryside, drew inspiration from her own experiences and surroundings to create this timeless work. Her deep connection to rural life is evident in the vivid portrayal of village scenes and the intimate character sketches that populate the pages of 'Our Village'. I highly recommend 'Our Village' to readers who appreciate classic literature and pastoral themes, as it offers a captivating journey into a world that is both familiar and enchanting.


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Mary Russell Mitford
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Our Village
Biografía del Autor
<p>Mary Russell Mitford (1787?1855) was an English author and dramatist, best known for her vivid portrayal of English rural life in the early 19th century. Born in Alresford, Hampshire as the only child to George Mitford and Mary Russell, she received a fine education, which later underpinned her literary works. Her writing career started with the success of her play \'Julian\' but financial difficulties propelled her to write for more substantial returns.<br><br>Mitford\'s most enduring work is \'Our Village\', a series of sketches and stories of village scenery and country life that offer a charming and timeless view of rural England, which began appearing in 1824. Through these short but detailed sketches, she unfolds the world of the English countryside with an attentive eye for nature and a keen sense of character. The prose of \'Our Village\' is characterized by its clarity and picturesque descriptions, which earned Mitford a prominent place among the chroniclers of English country life. This collection remains a quintessential example of Mitford\'s literary style, a mixture of the pastoral with the observational acuity of a naturalist.<br><br>Aside from her prose, Mitford also published poetry and works of drama, though none would achieve the lasting popularity of \'Our Village\'. Her work provides insight into the rural conditions, social structures, and individual characters of her time, making her an invaluable figure in the field of English literature. Mitford\'s legacy is that of a woman who crystallized the essence of the English countryside in her writing, offering a snapshot of a world that, while no longer the same, continues to enchant readers across generations.</p>
ISBN: 8596547170204
Referencia: BW1037903505

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