Hudson, William Henry
William Henry Hudson (1841 - 1922), author, naturalist, and ornithologist, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to American parents. He spent his early years studying the local flora and fauna on the Argentine pampas and then settled in England in the early1870s. Hudson's most famous novel isGreen Mansions(1904), an exotic romance about a traveler who encounters a woman named Rima in the Guyana jungle of southeastern Venezuela. His other works includeThe Purple Land(1885) andFar Away and Long Ago (1918).
Born of American parents, English writer, naturalist and ornithologist Hudson is chiefly famous for his exotic romances. Besides highly entertaining fiction, he also wrote engrossing and informative non-fictional works.