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    EBOOK / PDF [The Wind in the Willows] Trying to review The Wind in the Willows is a strange undertaking In the introduction to my copy A A Milne wroteOne can argue over the merits of most books one does not argue about The Wind in the Willows The young man gives it to the girl with whom he is in love and if she does not like it he asks her to return his letters The old man tries it on his nephew and alters his will accordingly When you sit down to read it do

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Wind in the Willows] I feel like I have been in a bit of a reading slump lately It is not that I am reading a whole lot less I am just not REALLY enjoying the time

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Wind in the Willows] This book was written in 1908 when the world was being shaken by the newly self confident masses Women were propagandising f

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    Free download The Wind in the Willows EBOOK / PDF [The Wind in the Willows] Read & download é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Kenneth Grahame Some of the best children’s classics have started with an adult inventing stories to tell to a child “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” “Winnie the Pooh” “Peter Pan” and even “Watership Down” all began this way as did many others The Wind in the Willows is another such Like them it is a novel which can be read on many levels and arguably has a hidden subtext And like some others its writing was promp

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Wind in the Willows] PART TWO OF PETER JACKSON'S THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS CONCLUSION Night Toad Hall interior STEPHEN FRY as TOAD and ORLANDO BLOOM as BADGER are in the middle of a wild melée with numerous STOATS and WEASELSBADGER It's no good Toad There's too many of them With a blow of his cudgel he knocks a WEASEL into the open

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Wind in the Willows] Kenneth Grahame ß 6 Free read A genuinely refreshing little romp through tunnels pastures Zen is something that's somehow very surprisingly reached This is the ultimate impression the reader is left with Outstanding engaging and fun than Aesop's menagerie it moralizes vaguely on fidelity the value of friendships associations The final sentence even addresses finally the main target audience the 'lil tykes and treasured ones; and even sustains with the theory that look

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    Free download The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame ß 6 Free read Read & download é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Kenneth Grahame This is one of those books I want to love; I REALLY really want to love this book I've read so many essays by book lovers who have fond childhood memories of being read this by their father or who ushered in spring each year by tak

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Free download The Wind in the Willows

Free read è The Wind in the Willows ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kenneth Grahame ß 6 Free read Read & download é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Kenneth Grahame “Believe me my young friend there is nothing absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats” the Water Rat to the MoleAn instant bestseller upon its initial publication in 1908 The Wind in the Willows has become one of the beloved stories of all time How could Ratty and Mole have known when they took to the river over one hundred years ago that they would begin a phenomenon that would produce one of the most oft uoted lines in British literature and inspire everyone from the creator of Winnie the Pooh to Pink Floyd Drawing from than a decade of research Annie Gauger one of the world’s leading experts on Kenneth Grahame and The Wind in the Willows now presents a fascinating new annotated edition that reintroduces readers to Otter curmudgeonly Badger and rollicking boastful Toad while revealing th. So fun and whimsical

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The Wind in the Willows

Free read è The Wind in the Willows ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kenneth Grahame ß 6 Free read Read & download é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Kenneth Grahame Etiuette to modern manifestations Disneyland’s Mr Toad’s Wild Ride She reveals how William John Cavendish Bentinck Scott the peculiar Fifth Duke of Portland built an extensive network of underground tunnels thus inspiring the character of Badger and she puts Grahame’s work in literary context comparing him to Dickens Rudyard Kipling A A Milne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Finally new to this edition long buried in the Kenneth Grahame papers are the notes letters and writings by Alastair Grahame and his governess including several pieces by Kenneth Grahame himself that have never been published beforeWith a stunning lyrical tribute to Grahame by Brian Jacues the internationally best selling author of the Redwall series The Annotated Wind in the Willows should prove a most beautiful and enduring tribute to Grahame’s masterpiece. This is one of those books I want to love I REALLY really want to love this book I ve read so many essays by book lovers who have fond childhood memories of being read this by their father or who ushered in spring each year by taking this book to a grassy field and reading this in the first warm breezes of May I want to find the tea and boating and wooded English countryside to be slow yet sonoriously comforting like a Bach cello suite or a warm cup of cider on a cool April night But I just find it tediously boring I ve tried it three times and after about twelve pages I sigh put it down and pick up something else Perhaps my father needed to have read it to me when I was young

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Free read è The Wind in the Willows ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kenneth Grahame ß 6 Free read Read & download é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Kenneth Grahame E secrets behind this treasured classicIn The Annotated Wind in the Willows readers will discover the sheer joy of the original text restored to the original 1908 version illustrated with hundreds of full color images including the beloved drawings by E H Shepard and Arthur Rackham This edition also includes Shepard’s famous map of the Wild Wood and rarely seen images by illustrators Graham Robertson Paul Bransom Nancy Barnhart and Wyndham PayneIn an illuminating preface Gauger explains how Grahame came to write the novel which began as a bedtime story and then became a series of letters he wrote to his son Alastair This edition reproduces the original letters in their entirety and includes nearly a thousand delightful annotations on everything from automobiles Toad drove an Armstrong Hardcastle Special Eight and early motorcar. Some of the best children s classics have started with an adult inventing stories to tell to a child Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Winnie the Pooh Peter Pan and even Watership Down all began this way as did many others The Wind in the Willows is another such Like them it is a novel which can be read on many levels and arguably has a hidden subtext And like some others its writing was prompted by a family tragedyKenneth Grahame had already established himself as a talented writer and had considerable literary success in the 1890s He regularly published stories in literary magazines These stories about a family of parentless children were collected in one volume called The Golden Age in 1895 He followed this up in 1898 with Dream Days a seuel which was even successful and established him as a writer with a special insight into childhood Dream Days itself included another children s story The Reluctant Dragon Throughout his career he had published children s books and a memoir of childhood He was successful and well known well before The Wind In The Willows was even thought ofKenneth Grahame had a child of his own Alastair to whom he felt very close He used to tell his son fanciful stories about wild animals who lived by the nearby river and in the Wild Wood When Alastair was about four years old Kenneth Grahame would tell Mouse his nickname for Alastair bedtime stories about a toad And whenever the two were apart his father would write tales about Toad Mole Ratty and Badger in letters to his young son AlastairKenneth Grahame s own childhood at this age however was far from rosy He had been born in 1859 in Edinburgh His father was aristocratic a failed lawyer who loved poetry but who loved vintage claret even The drinking became worse when Kenneth Grahame s mother Bessie died soon after she had given birth to his brother Roland Kenneth was just 5 when he and his three siblings went to live with their grandmother There they lived in a spacious but dilapidated home with huge grounds by the river Thames and were introduced to the riverside and boating by their uncle who was a curateWe can clearly see echoes of his childhood in The Wind in the Willows His grandmother s decrepit house The Mount has transmogrified into the huge mansion Toad Hall and the book is redolent with riverside and boating scenes Kenneth Grahame was forced to move to and fro between the two adults when the chimney of the house collapsed one Christmas and shortly afterwards their father tried to overcome his drinking problem and took the children back to live with him in Argyll Scotland This brief sojourn only lasted a year before they all returned to their grandmother where Kenneth lived until he went to an Independent school in Oxford Whilst there he had the freedom to explore the old city as well as the upper reaches of the River Thames and the nearby countryside All this comes into The Wind in the WillowsThe young Kenneth did well at school and dreamed of going to university He was actually offered a place at the prestigious Oxford University and was set for high academic honours but it was not to be The family finances had dwindled so much that his father wanted him go into a profession straight from school Kenneth Grahame was therefore forced straight into work at the Bank of England and duly worked there for thirty years gradually rising through the ranks to become its Secretary In 1908 the year The Wind in the Willows was published he took early retirementAs a young man in his 20s Kenneth Grahame was a contemporary and friend of Oscar Wilde Although married and having a home in Berkshire during the week he shared a London home with the painter and theatre set designer Walford Graham Robertson Both were very involved with the gay community whose leading light at the time was Oscar Wilde Another connection with the gay community was through Constance Smedley a family friend who helped with the publication of The Wind in the Willows A year later she was to marry the artist Maxwell Armfield who himself was gayIt seems very possible that Kenneth Grahame was gay despite having a wife and child This was a time when homosexual acts were still illegal The novel can be read as having a gay subtext and passages such as the description of the ancient Greek god of the wild Pan are uite sensuous with descriptions of his rippling muscles One academic Professor Hunt the emeritus professor in English and children s literature at Cardiff University suggests that the works were manifestations of a life which Kenneth Grahame longed for Whether this is conscious or not it is noticeably a story of maleness and male companionship with hardly a female in sight The only exceptions are the washerwoman the barge woman and the jailer s daughter All of these are secondary characters and perhaps even significantly they are human not animalIt is the animals in this story who are the well nuanced fully developed characters the humans are merely stock types who fill some of the minor roles Yes Badger is the wise teacher mentor or parent figure and one who is looked to for leadership but he has his own uirky faults His speech is described as common he excitedly want to get his grub food And amusingly both Rat and Mole end up very confused as Badger insists I want to learn em not teach em when they are discussing teaching view spoilerthe stoats and weasels hide spoiler

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  • The Wind in the Willows
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  • 03 July 2018
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