The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Illustrated and Annotated)

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Illustrated and Annotated)

by Kenneth Grahame
     
 

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The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.

In 1908 Grahame retired from his… See more details below

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The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.

In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Cookham, Berkshire, where he had been brought up and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do—namely, as one of the most famous phrases from the book says, "simply messing about in boats"—and wrote down the bed-time stories he had been telling his son Alistair.

The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012863003
Publisher:
G Books
Publication date:
07/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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