William Henry Hudson was a well-respected author and naturalist. Hudson was born in Argentina to two English settlers and he would eventually settle in England where he produced many ornithological studies. Hudson is now best remembered for books such as Green Mansions, A Crystal Age, and The Purple Land That England Lost. Green Mansions, published in 1904, is an exotic romance novel set in a jungle of southeastern Venezuela. The action centers around a traveler named Abel who encounters a bird-singing girl named Rima in the forest.