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The Wind in the Willows : World's Classics - Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

World's Classics

Paperback

Published: 8th July 2010
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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One of the best-known classics of children's literature, a timeless masterpiece and a vital portrait of an age, The Wind in the Willows began originally in Kenneth Grahame's letters to his young son, where he first recounted the adventures of Rat and Badger, of Mole and Toad--all narrated in virtuoso language ranging from lively parody to elaborate fin-de-siA]cle mysticism. Yet for a children's book, it is concerned almost exclusively with adult themes: fear of radical changes in political, social, and economic power. This new edition considers this conundrum and provides a wealth of fascinating contextual information about the book's author and its historical, cultural, and literary significance. The Introduction by Peter Hunt, one of the foremost scholars of children's literature, focuses on the book's status as a classic, and as both a self-portrait of Kenneth Grahame's psyche and a portrait of an age. Reproducing the text of the first British edition, the book includes explanatory notes that shed light on the sources of the book--biographical, psychological, geographical, and literary--and an up-to-date bibliography.

Perfect summer reading. * Christopher Hirst, The Independent *

ISBN: 9780199567560
ISBN-10: 0199567565
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 8th July 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16