The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by British novelist Kenneth Grahame, first .. Wind in the Willows, a Tony-nominated Broadway musical with book by Jane Iredale, lyrics by Roger McGough and music by William P. Perry. The Wind in the Willows is one of the most famous English children's books, one of the most famous books about animals, and a classic book. The Wind in the Willows book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One of the most celebrated works of classic literature f.

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Trump, R. Kelly, and Other Dead Things May 30, Kazuko Fukuda: John Douglas on His Life's Work: At the same time, there are Grahame's lyrical explorations of home life "Dulce Domum" , river life "Wayfarers All" and childhood itself "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn".

In most theatrical adaptations of Grahame's book, these lyrical elements are ruthlessly subordinated to the demands of the plot.

Above all, The Wind in the Willows makes a powerful contribution to the mythology of Edwardian England not only through its evocation of the turning seasons of the English countryside, from the riverbank in summer to the rolling open road, but also through its hints of an imminent class struggle from the inhabitants stoats and weasels of the Wild Wood. Like the other books for children selected for this series — notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland no 18 and Kim no 34 — The Wind in the Willows deserves recognition as a novel in which adult readers will find wisdom, humour, entertainment and meaning, as well as many passages of great literary power, together with characters who live on in the English literary unconscious.

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The Wind in the Willows began as bedtime stories and letters addressed to Grahame's troubled son, a sickly boy known as "Mouse" who possibly inspired the wilful character of Mr Toad and who eventually committed suicide, aged 20, while at Oxford. Indeed, so personal were these stories that Grahame never intended to publish his material.

The manuscript was first given to an American publisher, who rejected it. After the publication of The Wind in the Willows by Methuen in , it found an unlikely transatlantic fan in US president Theodore Roosevelt who, in , wrote to Grahame to tell him that he had "read it and reread it, and have come to accept the characters as old friends".

Elsewhere, the critical response was more mixed, and it was not until AA Milne adapted parts of the book into a popular stage version, Toad of Toad Hall , in , that it became established as the evergreen children's classic it is known as today.In fact, it was a period of political and cultural instability, change and fear. Community Reviews.

The Wind in the Willows

Of course, very occasionally they behave like animals. By Kenneth Grahame.

Now we need some fertilizer. Perhaps I am not really human, but rather a troll or some other such hard-hearted creature.

Pass it on! Although good-hearted and optimistic, he is also arrogant, conceited, and impulsive. Unlike the other classic I just finished, these talking animals have little to do with religion or politics other than a cameo performance from Pan.