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Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows The River Bank The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. As he sat on the grass and looked across the river, a dark hole in the bank opposite, just above the water’s edge, caught his eye, and dreamily he fell to considering what a nice snug dwelling-place it would make for an animal with few wants and fond of a bijo riverside residence, above flood level and remote from noise and. dust. As he gazed, something bright and small seemed to twinkle down in the heart of it, vanished, then twinkled once more like a tiny star.
The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals: Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger. They live in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley.
Home Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows. The wind in the willows, . 2. Well might tablesand chairs be upset, and glass and china be sent crashing on thefloor, in the panic of that terrible moment when the four Heroesstrode wrathfully into the room! The mighty Badger, his whiskersbristling, his great cudgel whistling through the air; Mole, black andgrim, brandishing his stick and shouting his awful war-cry, "A Mole! AMole!"
Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. Enjoy free online English audiobook The Wind in the Willows, a tale by Kenneth Grahame.
Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. Orphaned at an early age, Grahame went to live with his grandmother in England and attended St. Edward’s School, Oxford. Money was lacking for him to go to university. Hence, his family guided him into a career at the Bank of England, with which he stayed until ill health compelled him to retire in 1908. Meanwhile, he contributed articles to such journals as the St. James Gazette and the Yellow Book and published collections of sketches, stories, and essays.
The Toad, having finished his breakfast, picked up a stout stick andswung it vigorously, belabouring imaginary animals.
The wind in the willows, . 1. The Toad, having finished his breakfast, picked up a stout stick andswung it vigorously, belabouring imaginary animals. I'll learn 'emto steal my house!" he cried. I'll learn 'em, I'll learn 'em!"
Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859 I have to conclude that this book would have charmed me immensely as a child, but as an adult I find myself questioning the logic of the story to. .
Kenneth Grahame was born in Scotland in 1859. His best-known story, The Wind in the Willows, began as a series of bedtime stories for his son. It was published in 1908. First off, Wind in the Willows is a beautifully written tale, as many others here have already told. So well written, it is, that some people believe it shouldn't be illustated at all. However, as an artist, I am not in that camp. I have to conclude that this book would have charmed me immensely as a child, but as an adult I find myself questioning the logic of the story too much.
Wind in the Willows is an elegant parable about class struggle, about the .
Wind in the Willows is an elegant parable about class struggle, about the dangers of decadant in the face of powerful revolutionary forces. There are maybe four generations in the This book was written in 1908, when the world was being shaken by the newly self-confident masses. Women were propagandising for the vote; the Irish were demanding Home Rule; the Trade Unions were showing their strength. Kenneth Grahame had already established himself as a talented writer, and had considerable literary success in the 1890s. He regularly published stories in literary magazines.
LibriVox's Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame read by Adrian Praetzellis. The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism, and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary - I had to look up asperities. Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who relish Grahame’s ability to evoke the long summer days of childhood.