Hermester: Like most of Swann's work, Green Mansions explores the interactions of a lost race of mythical beings with humanity. What sets them apart from the work of authors such as Burroughs, Howard, and Doyle, however, is their evocative lyrical prose, and their sense that as civilization has progressed, it has cast aside what is best in life.… (more)
It is a cause of very great regret to me that this task has taken so much longer a time than I had expected for its completion.
In that way I have walked; and, self-forgiven and self-absolved, I know that if she were to return once more and appear to me—even here where her ashes are—I know that her divine eyes would no longer refuse to look into mine, since the sorrow which seemed eternal and would have slain me to see would not now be in them.
Modern classic tells the compelling story of Rima, a strange birdlike girl of the jungle, and Abel, the European who falls in love with her. The book owes much of its popularity to the mystic, near-religious feeling that pervades the story and the beauty of Rima's halting, poetic expressions.
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