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  • Published: 17 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780451530141
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $9.99

The Wind in the Willows




100 ANNIVERSARY EDITION‘A charming book’ Terry Jones

Hailed as one of the most enduringly popular works of the twentieth century, The Wind in the Willows is a classic of magical fancy and enchanting wit. Penned in lyrical prose, the adventures and misadventures of the book's intrepid quartet of heroes-Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and, of course, the incorrigible Toad-raise fantasy to the level of myth. Reflecting the freshness of childhood wonder, the story still offers adults endless sophistication, substance, and depth. The animals' world embodies the author's wry, whimsical, and unfailingly inventive imagination. It is a world that succeeding generations of both adult and young readers have found irresistible. But why say more? To use the words of the estimable Mr. Toad himself: "Travel, change, interest, excitement!. . . Come inside."

  • Published: 17 August 2006
  • ISBN: 9780451530141
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $9.99

About the authors

Kenneth Graham

Kenneth Grahame was born in Edinburgh on 8 March 1859. He was brought up by his grandmother in Cookham Dene in Berkshire and went to school in Oxford before starting work at the Bank of England. He was unable to go to university because of his family's lack of money. His stories and essays were initially published in periodicals such as the Yellow Book and then collected together as Pagan Papers (1893). This was followed by The Golden Age (1895) and Dream Days (1898). The Wind in the Willows (1908) is based on letters and stories that Graham made for his only child, Alistair. The novel's popularity grew slowly over the years and A.A. Milne's dramatisation of the novel as Toad of Toad Hall brought it greater success. Kenneth Grahame died on 6 July 1932.

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