The Gamekeeper at Home is a collection of sketches of natural history and rural life in 19th century England. The book was written by English writer John Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) and it was first published in 1878. Jefferies is best known for his prolific and sensitive writing on natural history, rural life and agriculture in the late Victorian period. In The Gamekeeper at Home we are introduced with the manner of the English country life. The writer vividly describes the dominion of one keeper (his woods, meadows, lakes and rivers), the household and the family life, the animals on the dominion, and especially various activities like hunting, fishing, fights against the poachers.