Title: Green Mansions
Author: W H Hudson
Publisher: Random House
Format: Hard Cover
Publication Year: 1944
Special Attributes: Illustrated by McKnight Kauffer
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, no marks, not ex-library, top corners bumped, edge wear, minor discoloration to spine
A man known only as Mr. Abel tells the story of how he discovered and fell in love with a strange, birdlike girl named Rima, living in a South American jungle. This 1904 romance, with its tragic ending in which innocence is sacrificed to corruption, was perhaps the first work of fiction that warned of the evils of exploitation of the natural world by predatory humans, whether they be colonial despots or oblivious natives.