The Wind in the Willows
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Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Book DescriptionThis classic of the English countryside, . first published in 1908, is a favourite with readers of all ages. As the late Margery Fisher wrote, 'Adults are sadly aware of the figure of Grahame himself, languishing in a city office and longing for the river: children respond to the fun, the anarchy of Toad and the entrancing detail as Grahame's son Alastair must have done when he listened to the bedside stories that became a book. ' The author invited Arthur Rackham to illustrate his book, but Rackham said he was too busy - a decision he was happily able to reconsider in 1936 when he was approached by the American publisher of the Limited Editions Club. The project, which he carried out with love and great care for the authenticity of detail, was his last: the drawings appeared first in the USA in 1939 and in Britian in 1950.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857159233
(210mm x 20mm x 160mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 21-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth Grahame
Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 14: The Wind in the Willows, Paperback (September 2016)
Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. Life on the river bank is peaceful for Mole, Ratty and Badger until their friend Toad gets a motor car! Can Toad's friends convince him to stay out of trouble?
Steam in the Willows, Paperback / softback (November 2015)
New illustrations for the classic Wind in the Willows story with a steampunk/maker flair.
Wind in the Willows Small Gift Edition, Paperback (September 2015)» View all books by Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame's classic story of adventure and loyalty has been stunningly re-imagined through the illustrations of David Roberts in this lovely small format paperback edition.
US Kirkus Review » Does The Wind in the Willows <\i>need an annotated edition? Suggesting that Grahame's prose, "encrusted with the patina of age and affect," has become an obstacle to full appreciation of the work, Lerer offers the text with running disquisitions in the margins on now-archaic words and phrases, Edwardian social mores and a rich array of literary references from Aesop to Gilbert and Sullivan. Occasionally he goes over the top - making, for instance, frequent references alongside Toad's supposed mental breakdown to passages from Kraft-Ebing's writings on clinical insanity - and, as in his controversial Children's Literature, a Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter <\i>(2008), displays a narcissistic streak: "This new edition brings The Wind in the Willows<\i>...into the ambit of contemporary scholarship and criticism on children's literature..." Still, the commentary will make enlightening reading for parents or other adults who think that there's nothing in the story for them - and a closing essay on (among other topics) the links between Ernest Shepard's art for this and for Winnie the Pooh <\i>makes an intriguing lagniappe. (selective resource list) (Literary analysis. Adult/professional) <\i> (Kirkus Reviews)
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