Previous Image Next Image W. H. Hudson. The Purple Land. 1885. W. H. Hudson. The Purple Land That England Lost, Travels and Adventures in the Banda Oriental, South America. London: Sampson, Low, Marston, 1885. Fantastical tales of South American life by the Argentinian-born ornithologist and author W. H. Hudson. A clear precursor of later magical realism. Hudson is somewhat neglected today but I love this book. The A. E. Newton copy. No. 8.